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Denison, Texas
A 36-year-old female asked:

lower leg and foot go numb and tingly turning purplish when sit or stand, also colder that othr leg. normal for knee replacement??

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Ischemia vs neuropat: Ischemia refers to lack of or inadequate blood flow. Peripheral vascular (or arterial) disease refers to poor circulation to legs such that they can hurt & feel cold. If this has only happened since your knee replacement, please see your Orthopedic surgeon as well as your Family Doc. They can start w/non-invasive ankle brachial index & then consider angiogram if indicated. Also test for neuropathy

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Last updated Apr 24, 2016

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