Knee surgery....are complications normal?

By shortysmalls Latest Reply 2014-12-28 13:05:22 -0600
Started 2014-12-24 09:31:54 -0600

Hi everybody…happy holidays. Ok here is question.I had knee surgery on July 17. Tore cartiledge in knee at work. well therapy and drs are done but have gotten venous insufficiency and real bad veracious veins in left leg. left knee had the surgery. have two lumps on left leg saying were veracious veins due to getting older. But curious bout venous insufficiency. Told was normal with ppl who have knee and hip surgeries…but hasn't gone away. Why is that? Little scary and concerning.

But doing ok otherwise. values were good and bp went down to normal. First time in a yr wasn't 140/85 going to the drs…lol

Have a great holiday

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shortysmalls 2014-12-28 13:05:22 -0600 Report

thanks for all the info and comments. Did have the lumps which is varicous veins but didn't know at the time. that was before surgery. was told due to getting older and my job( am a cashier at Walmart) so may have to see if surgery can remove them. Physical Therapy is done as well as surgeon appts. So workmans comp case will be closed. Knee hurts just with change of weather. did have a limp but cause of knee…just upper body moving really.

Again thanks for the comments and info Will be going back to my regular dr in april. Will see what he says bout this then.

Have a great new years

lilleyheidi 2014-12-25 03:05:25 -0600 Report

I had no vein problems after total knee replacement. So I can't comment on that, and you don't EVEN want to know about the complications I did have after having my knee replacement, I will say I ended up having 5 surgeries on my knee within one year and spent a year in hospital. I'm a rare case though. That is not your situation at all… best of health and get on top of your doctors. HUGS, Heidi

RebDee 2014-12-24 15:15:57 -0600 Report

I had arthroscopic right knee surgery when I was 35 due to a work injury. I was great until about 6 years ago when I started having pain in my knee causing me to limp. Cortisone shots every two years solved the problem. I just had my last cortisone shot two months ago and again no pain in my knee.
But of course cortisone made my BS go up and my A1C go to 7.4. My endocrinologist said something was wrong and I told her than I had had a cortisone shot in my knee and one in my right index finger plus I had had bronchitis and had prednisone. All of that is what made my A1C go up. So she will retest me in another three months. I feel great.
I hope you will eventually feel great also but I would hound the doctors to look at you again and do something for you (I don't know what). If you did not have symptoms of vein problems prior to surgery, then it might be as a result of surgery and the doctor should consider that. Good luck to you.

GabbyPA 2014-12-24 09:58:12 -0600 Report

My mom had knee surgery and didn't suffer any of that. However, I have a friend who had knee surgery and had a lot of problems in the beginning with her veins. She had a couple of follow up procedures done to alleviate that, and is doing fine now. I don't know if it will go away, but she was able to deal with where she is at.

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