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A 51-year-old female asked:

Arthro surgery on knee 5 days ago. started walking without crutches yest. calf is sire like a pulled muscle. off crutches toi soon? no swelling or pa

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
It could be: deep vein thrombophlebitis, so you should contact your surgeon immediately. This condition can lead to pulmonary embolism, which can be a life-threatening condition. You might need to be on anti-coagulants.

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Last updated Jul 22, 2014

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