It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Knee & Hip Problems Message Board

  • Orthroscopic knee surgery and recovery

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 05-12-2009, 07:51 PM   #1
    Javonka's Avatar
    Join Date: May 2009
    Location: Baltimore, MD
    Posts: 2
    Javonka HB User
    Orthroscopic knee surgery and recovery

    I had orthroscopic knee surgery 2 1/2 weeks ago. My recovery has been going well. I can bend my knee and walk without the aid of crutches or my cane. Yesterday, I stood up and my knee popped and pain shot up my leg. As I began to walk, my knee locked in place and I had to shake it loose. I was unable to put weight on the knee. I went to the doctor today and he said that the pain and locking was caused by bursitis and prescribe an anti-inflammatory drug. Has anyone else experienced knee locking after surgery? I thought knee lock occurred when the meniscus was torn, but mine was repaired during surgery. He has also ordered physical therapy. I was previously doing my own therapy at home, however, I did not regain full extension of the leg. I am afraid of going to physical therapy with this knee locking in place. Has anyone else had any of these experiences?

    Sponsors Lightbulb
    Old 05-13-2009, 08:34 AM   #2
    Join Date: Feb 2009
    Posts: 3,892
    jennybyc HB Userjennybyc HB Userjennybyc HB Userjennybyc HB Userjennybyc HB Userjennybyc HB Userjennybyc HB Userjennybyc HB Userjennybyc HB Userjennybyc HB Userjennybyc HB User
    Re: Orthroscopic knee surgery and recovery

    There is a very high possiblity of re-tearing a meniscus that has been repaired in the first 6+weeks after surgery. Your doc is really hoping you didn't. Bursitis can cause a tendon to not function properly and sometimes not at all and that could lock up a knee.

    Do the PT and take the meds. If it is bursitis causing a tendon not to move, a cortisone shot should help and may be the next thing. You need to wait a while after surgery to have a cortisone shot as it affects healing. If nothing helps, then you know you might have re-tron the meniscus. I hope not for your sake. The more they scope, the faster osteoarthritis sets in.

    good luck..................Jenny(14 knee surgeries)

    Old 06-02-2009, 04:15 PM   #3
    Javonka's Avatar
    Join Date: May 2009
    Location: Baltimore, MD
    Posts: 2
    Javonka HB User
    Re: Orthroscopic knee surgery and recovery

    Jenny, thanks for your help. I did have the coritzone shot. I could not tolerate the pain. I gave been going to PT for 2 weeks now and my knee is functioning much better. The clicking is still there and my doc says that the click may never go away. I guess I can live with the clicking much better than I can live with the pain. Hoping to be back to 100% mobility within the next couple of months.

    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    Help! still in pain 8 weeks after knee surgery for meniscus tear and lateral release fusionman Knee & Hip Problems 24 05-02-2012 06:18 PM
    Sharp Knee pain..what is it?? aceman626 Knee & Hip Problems 8 03-07-2011 07:27 PM
    Knee Pain - hurts above the knee and down to heel - lateral release? hrtofluv Knee & Hip Problems 4 02-03-2011 07:09 AM
    Total Knee Replacement Recovery mtb1218 Knee & Hip Problems 371 05-30-2010 05:52 AM
    Chronic knee tendonitis ksugrad79 Knee & Hip Problems 0 04-21-2010 10:57 AM
    Total Knee Replacement: Recovery - Things I wish I knew! tiredbeinsick Knee & Hip Problems 544 10-27-2009 07:04 PM
    Lateral Release Knee Surgery toni703 Knee & Hip Problems 3 07-19-2009 08:23 PM
    PVNS Knee Surgery & Hip/Back Problems @ 22 - Pls Help! JennyT85 Knee & Hip Problems 1 11-19-2007 07:58 PM
    Knee operation scars rockstarmusicia Burns & Injuries 15 05-22-2005 04:33 PM

    knee locking, knee surgery, orthroscopic

    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off

    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:22 AM.

    © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!