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A 67-year-old female asked:

Swelling of r ankle. total knee replacement may 2012. infection december 2012. opened knee again. now ankle swelling. cause?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
See your doctor: With your history that provided, you need to see your doctor for further evaluation.
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 40 years experience
Common problem: If a blood clot has been ruled out by testing , your swelling is related to your surgeries and leg infection. These events can cause increased blood flowing into the leg and at time compromise the venous and lymphatic circulation that takes the fluid out. It most cases it is temporary but can last up to a year.
Last updated Apr 23, 2013

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