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I had hammertoe surgery 3 month, s ago and there's excessive swelling! what else can i do or take other than ice and elevation?

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Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Need to see doc: Excessive swelling 3 months post op is concerning. See your surgeon for evaluation to make sure there is no concern for infection, etc.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 35 years experience
Swelling: How active were you and how early after surgery ? There are many questions from a history standpoint that need to be answered , too . But, see your surgeon for any and all concerns - even 3 months post surgery.
Dr. Darrell Latva
Podiatry 42 years experience
SWELLING.: Your PA may be contributory. Also, talk to your surgeon about the complication of a "sausage toe", which is usually a prolonged swollen and sometimes red toe. Compression wraps w/ Coban and an acetate steroid injection might help. Are the x-rays ok? Finally, did you follow the surgeon's post-op orders?

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