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Lewiston, ME
A 47-year-old female asked:

I just had arthroscopic knee surgery and all the fluid from my knee pooled down in my calf and around my ankle and is causing numbness in the foot?

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Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 17 years experience
Compartment syndrome: It is unlikely that the fluid went down your leg. It is more likely that you are having a vascular complications from the surgery and you should go to your emergency room immediately for an ultrasound examination. There's a condition called compartment syndrome which is a surgical emergency.

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Last updated Dec 28, 2020

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