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A 41-year-old member asked:

Leg is significantly swelling and some purple on foot after acl surgery. how long until the swelling goes down?

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Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Some is expected...: How long has it been since your procedure? Pain and stiffness are expected to a certain degree in the recovery phases of acl reconstruction. If you had recent surgery i would suggest you continue rice, post-op exercises, and pt as directed. However, if this pain seems to be indicative of infection or DVT (due to time frame of surgery or any other symptoms) then contact your surgeon asap.
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Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 36 years experience
Swelling: That depends on when the surgery was done as well as how compliant you are as the patient . See your surgeon for these concerns.
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Last updated Nov 29, 2020

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