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A 22-year-old female asked:

3 weeks post op from acl reconstruction. injured lower leg is swollen, tightness in calf and thigh. my leg is also discolored and hot. what should i do?

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Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
See ur orthopedicia : After a surgery swelling in and around the area of surgery is common. But if there is discolouration and warmth is present, need to r/o infection at operated site . The second thing is need to r/o deep venous thrombosis, which is a blood clot formation in one of the deeper veins.

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