Can somone please tell me if it is normal to have swelling of the foot and ankle after a knee replacement?
I had a replacement in March on a R knee and never had any swelling.
On April 18th I had a knee replacement to the Left knee.
I am very worried. I spoke to my surgeon and family doctor who both say that it is normal to have swelling and it can occur for many months post surgery.(even up to 6 months!)
My L knee is also swollen which increases with activity and becomes uncomfortable.
All swelling is relieved by rest and ice, but yickes, I have to return to work within another few weeks.
Any information will be greatly appreciated.