Re: 3 wks after knee surgery swelling!??
Sublime, I came here looking for info regarding swelling after knee surgery. I could have written your post, except that mine was for meniscus repair and was two weeks ago.
I can't seem to get thru to the dr that the swelling is what is causing the pain. The pain is definitely from the swelling, because I went back to his office twice last week to have it aspirated. It's all blood, no fluid, no pus. And right after he does that, it feels GREAT. But within an hour it's back to as big as it was before.
He won't aspirate it again because of the risk of infection. I want him to order an mri so i can find the origin of the bleeding. His response is keep it elevated and iced it. Great. I can't work, and altho my three kids are in college, they all just went back and I'm supposed to have been helping them out with some things, and have been trapped in this house for the past 2 weeks.
I am starting to get concerned about a DVT too. From what I'm reading, 2/3 of people who have them, have no symptoms.
But "exploding" is the exact word I used to TRY to describe this to him. The swelling is around my entire knee, and up to the bottom of my quads. And God forbid I try to bend my knee -- it tears up my quads like I got shot.
I'll post again if I get him to order the mri and I find out the cause. Good luck to you too.