A 30-year-old male asked:
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i had a compound tib/fib fracture, now pod 6 from orif. the pain is unbearable when i stand upright, due to venous pooling. anything i can do?

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Dr. Richard Benjamin
43 years experience Podiatry
Swelling : Lower Lake swelling after the set of injury is not uncommon. However due to the pain you should see your physician and have a mascular tests performed in order to make sure there is no vascular damage. Usually compression stockings will alleviate the problem what should not be done before vascular testing is performed
Answered on Jan 6, 2019
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Dr. Richard Greenwald
41 years experience Podiatry
"Venous pooling," suggests vascular anomaly. An exploration into genetic disorders Leiden Factor V, MTHFR may be a consideration, as well as ultrasound. Post-op open reduction and internal fixation has significant ooze of blood, and the natural process of inflammation and repair. "Unbearable pain,' is a signal to see your surgeon-
Jan 1, 2019

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