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my daughter had surgery to repair a torn acl and meniscus last thursday. the swelling in her foot has progressively gotten worse with pain. what to do

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Dr. Rajesh Kumar
48 years experience Pediatrics
She needs to be seen: The symptoms you have described suggest a possible infection that may be developing- increased swelling and increasing pain suggests that you should call her doctor and have her seen as soon as possible. Using Advil and Tylenol (acetaminophen) will only mask the symptoms and delay diagnosis.
Answered on Sep 16, 2015
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Dr. Scott Keith
Dr. Scott Keith commented
44 years experience Podiatry
I agree with Dr. Mora.
Sep 16, 2015
Dr. Steve Mora
Dr. Steve Mora commented
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It is a good idea to be seen but In meantime elevate 2x more than she's already doing. There's a possibility that it's dependent edema ie swelling due to gravity pushing fluid to lower leg. You'll know in the AM.
Sep 16, 2015

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