Meniscectomy
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Meniscectomy Side Effects and Warnings

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Possible Complications

Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have a meniscectomy, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:

  • Swelling
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Blood clots in the calf
  • Chronic weakness in knee joint
  • Worsening or unchanged pain

Some factors that may increase the risk of complications include:

  • Smoking
  • Poor nutrition
  • History of blood clots
  • Long-term illness
  • Use of certain medicines

Call Your Doctor

After arriving home, contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Signs of infection, including fever and chills
  • Redness, swelling, increasing pain, excessive bleeding, or discharge from the incision site
  • Swollen, discolored, or cold toes
  • Pain, redness, or swelling in either calf
  • Nausea and/or vomiting that you cannot control with the medicines you were given after surgery, or which persist for more than two days after discharge from the hospital
  • Pain that you cannot control with the medicines you have been given
  • Cough, shortness of breath, or chest pain
  • New, unexplained symptoms

In case of an emergency, CALL 911.

 
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