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A 56-year-old female asked:

How long after a full hip replacement should the leg / knee swelling last?

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Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
1-2 weeks for post o: Be careful here because residual lower extremity swelling could also indicate a blood clot which is not uncommon with hip arthroplasty. It should be checked.

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