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I have had surgery on my knee to repair a torn meniscus a week ago. today my foot is swollen, is this normal?

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Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
Maybe see yousurgeon: Please check and let your surgeon examine you. It could be quite normal.
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Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 32 years experience
Normal: Swelling is common in leg and foot anfter lowerxtremity surgery. Elevation usually helps. Check with your surgeon just in case.
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Yea can be: Lower extremity surguries can commonly cause foot or ankle swelling. Elevation of the foot above the hear level is recommended...
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Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: Common the first week or two for some. Ice your knee. Elevate your leg. This usually resolves over a 2-3 weeks.
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Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 37 years experience
Foot swelling: Lower extremity swelling following knee surgery is not uncommon especially if the knee procedure was involved, a tourniquet was used and the operating time was long. Nonetheless, your surgeon should have you carefully evaluated for deep vein thrombosis (blood clot).
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Last updated Aug 28, 2018

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