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Knee Surgery

Discussion in 'Ask Dr. Decompression' started by nobends, May 17, 2001.

  1. nobends

    nobends Guest

    I had an arthioscopy to my right knee back in early October of 2000. I've dove several times since then and have noticed some strange behavior from my knee.

    First question: My procedure ended up removing part of the meniscus (sp?) from my right knee. I'm 95% recovered, but I notice that my knee starts popping a lot when I'm finning at depth. It's not immediately painful (sometimes sore later on) but I am concerned first with why this is happening, and what I can do to prevent it?

    Second: Am I at any additional risk from DCS in that knee because of the surgery and resulting scar tissues? Thanks a ton!

  2. Dr Deco

    Dr Deco Medical Moderator Staff Member

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Issaquah [20 miles east of Seattle], Washington.
    Dear Nobends;

    I see that we still do not have any "takers" on this question. Dr Deco is a research scientist and not a clinician. Thus I do not answer questions that lie in the realm of medicine. Thus questions in arthroscopy are not in my area and should be posted in the Diving Medicine Section. :confused:

    As far as DCS is concerned, injuries may or may not affect decompression performance. It is difficult to day in advance.

    Dr Deco

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