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bococke08marley 07-09-2009 12:17 PM

I just had a knee replacment .
 
I just had a knee replacment .
Does anyone have any ideas why is my ankle so swollen

jennybyc 07-12-2009 06:42 PM

Re: I just had a knee replacment .
 
Tell your ortho about this. When my knees were replaced(both at once) I had special pumps on my legs to keep the fluid pushed upward towards the heart to keep my legs from swelling. Once home, I was instructed to keep my legs elevated when ever I could. It settles around your ankle.

This excess of fluid can be bad for your circulation and lead to clots in the veins of your leg. So call your ortho and get him/her to advise you on what to do. In the meantime, elevate your leg and ankle as much as possible to help drain the fluid.

good luck..............Jenny


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