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Knee Arthroscopic done to remove torn meniscus and scrape arthritis. Concerned about lump below scope incision

I had a arthroscopic surgery of my knee to remove torn meniscus and scrape arthritis. Doing very well. Still have swelling when I exercise, but no drainage, bleeding, red skin, etc. But, I have a marble size lump directly beneath one of the scope incisions. Is this something to be alarmed about or is it normal?
Asked On : Sun, 10 Nov 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

Based on your description, a small lump below the arthroscopy portal is definitely not normal but may not be a serious problem which is alarming. As you have no signs of infection in the joint, there is nothing much to worry about. Most propably, it could be either a seroma or a local stitch abscess.

Approach your treating doctor for further examination and evaluation.

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
Answered: Tue, 24 Dec 2013
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