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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    How long until swelling goes away after open lateral release surgery on knee?

    I had open lateral release surgery on my right knee 6 weeks ago and my knee is still very swollen. I am doing exercises as advised by my physio but the swelling is not going down. Using a walking stick helps me to walk as the pain is still quite bad. How long till the swelling goes away and pain level drops. It has been a very frustrating time. I have grade 4 chondromalacia and hoping to put off knee replacement surgery for as long as I can. I am 52 years old
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  • Kevin Shapiro

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    17 years experience in Australia, South Africa and the United Kingdom in private practice. I specialize in the treatment of back and neck pain as … View Profile

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