A 40-year-old member asked:
i have a bulge of tissure at the lower end of incision site from my hip replacement 4 mos ago, should i be concerned?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 21 years experience
Maybe: You should see your surgeon. It may be from normal or abnormal swelling. Gravity may make the bottom of the incision bulge. If it is not hot or red and your postoperative pain has been resolving it is probably ok. If it is painful you need to see your doctor!
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Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 29 years experience
Probably not: Scar healing can take up to 9 months. There may be areas of swelling or even a "bulge" during the healing process. Make sure there is no redness around the area. Any concerns re your wound should be checked with your orthopaedic surgeon.
5.4k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jul 29, 2015
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