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Why does your foot and leg swell afther surgery?

Why does your foot and leg swell afther surgery?

Swelling: You don't mention what surgery , but i will infer hip or knee based on the question including reference to the leg. Edema is normal after surgery and will travel distally toward the foot with gravity and following fascial planes. However , some help with edema is appropriate such as compression dressings or stockings . Seek the advice of your surgeon for more specifics. Good luck ! ...Read more

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I have bow legs and heard you can get surgery to fix this. I am 26 and only 5 foot 4 inches and heard that the surgery makes you shorter is this true?

I have bow legs and heard you can get surgery to fix this. I am 26 and only 5 foot 4 inches and heard that the surgery makes you shorter is this true?

Probably not.: You can be born with bowed legs (genu barnum) or develop them secondary to medial (inner knee) joint arthritis. Generally surgery involves removal of a wedge of bone which would shorten the bone, but the once the correction of the angular deformity is done, it more than compensates for this. Imagine the letter "l" as your leg. If you straighten it out, you'll make it longer. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop eczema at age 30 with no prev hx of skin problems?Could major surgery cause eczema to develop?Lesions hurt,not itch,leg/foot

Is it possible to develop eczema at age 30 with no prev hx of skin problems?Could major surgery cause eczema to develop?Lesions hurt,not itch,leg/foot

Not eczema.: Eczema is associated with itching and thus a burning sensation is likely from something else including a drug reaction or psychophysiologic. You need to consult a dermatologist. And yes, eczema can develop in adults. ...Read more

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I have swelling in my foot and leg after a bypass surgery. Is it normal?

Foot swelling: Lower extremity swelling not unusual after saphenous vein harvesting. May need support hose, get wound checked to be sure no infection. ...Read more

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I just had bunion surgery this morning and they gave me an ankle nerve block. Is it Normal for my foot and bottom of the leg to feel hot? I

I just had bunion surgery this morning and they gave me an ankle nerve block. Is it Normal for my foot and bottom of the leg to feel hot? I

Yes: Nerve block often causes vascular dilatation in the distribution of the block due to effect on autonomic nerve fibers. This will increase blood flow to your foot causing increased warmth. ...Read more