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I had a lateral release knee surgery then fell down 4 steps. I have severe swelling burning and stabbing pain. I don't see orthopaedist for 1 week. Any ideas?

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Asked by Nyjenny68 at 7:58 PM on Jun. 16, 2013 in Health

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  • Call your doctor.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 8:02 PM on Jun. 16, 2013

  • Good grief. Call your doctor!

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 8:08 PM on Jun. 16, 2013

  • Go to the ER, they'll order x-rays most likely to make sure you didn't fudge up your knee again

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 8:37 PM on Jun. 16, 2013

  • Ice, compression and call your doc in the morning!!! You'll need to see the ortho ASAP so they can see what you've messed up!!

    Answer by Crafty26 at 8:52 PM on Jun. 16, 2013

  • oh yeah.... if the pain is too intense for you to take or if the swelling is compromising the circulation to your foot, toes, lower leg or if your calf is so swollen it's shiny please go right to the ER... if not call your ortho in the morning!!

    Answer by Crafty26 at 8:54 PM on Jun. 16, 2013


    Answer by older at 8:56 PM on Jun. 16, 2013

  • Call the doctors office. Or go to the ER!

    Answer by louise2 at 9:18 PM on Jun. 16, 2013

  • ^^Ditto

    Answer by DJDNY at 9:36 PM on Jun. 16, 2013

  • You can't afford to wait a week and possibly ruin the surgery. Call your doctor first thing in the morning.

    Answer by Ballad at 11:10 PM on Jun. 16, 2013

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