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A 27-year-old female asked:

Had acl rec and had pain on the back of my knee the first day.now on the 4th day, i removed my bandages and saw big black bruises behind my knee. should i be worried about blood clots or is it normal?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
Difficult to say: But you should contact your surgeon for specific advice. If there is a concern for thrombophlebitis, yes, this could result in pulmonary embolism, a serious condition.
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Dr. Nadeem Shaikh
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Bruises are normal: if there is swelling or pain then worry about a blood clot
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Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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