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My foot is cold and numb after knee surgery, is this bad?

My foot is cold and numb after knee surgery, is this bad?

Cold foot after surg: It is not good. Go back to the orthopedic surgeon that did the knee. He/she was in there. That person knows what was seen and done. They will have the best knowledge about this.

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Knee Surgery (Definition)

Knee surgery may be done for congenital, traumatic or degenerative causes. Arthroscopy is a common method for treating cartilage and ligament problems. Open surgeries are commonly performed for fractures. Knee joint replacement may be done in (usually) older individuals with knee joint arthritis that impairs their daily function and which is not ...Read more


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Daughter 21 yrs old had torn meniscus knee surgery 2 days after surgery the foot&toes r ice cold on the same leg as feeling&movement worry &concerned?

Daughter 21 yrs old had torn meniscus knee surgery 2 days after surgery the foot&toes r ice cold on the same leg as feeling&movement worry &concerned?

Concerned Mom: Hyperactive sympathetic nervous system réponses are not unusual post operative. This is more common when a tourniquet has been used. Be sure that she is walking to prevent blood clots. Hot tea and mom's warm chicken soup would help. Dad would suggest a shot of something that would cause peripheral vascular dilatation. Keep her active and it would not hurt to call the surgeon's office.

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Daughter 21 yrs old had torn meniscus knee surgery 2 days after surgery the foot&toes r ice cold on the same leg as feeling&movement such I be worried?

Daughter 21 yrs old had torn meniscus knee surgery 2 days after surgery the foot&toes r ice cold on the same leg as feeling&movement such I be worried?

Don't quite under-: -stand the? . The blueness in the toes is common. It is a response to injury, and involves a circulatory response especially if the leg is dependent. The rest is not a question. When she starts to have less pain & is weight bearing this usually goes away. If not, call your surgeon.

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Why is my foot so swollen after knee surgery?

Why is my foot so swollen after knee surgery?

DVT: Your foot is probably swollen from the trauma of knee surgery, but it can be swollen from a blood clot in your leg, which can be extremely dangerous. Deep venous thrombus can have formed in one of the deep veins in your leg causing the swelling in your foot. Knee surgery puts you at a very high risk for this. It can be very dangerous as this can progress to a pulmonary embolism.So get checked out.

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Is it normal for my foot to be swollen 3 days after knee surgery?

Is it normal for my foot to be swollen 3 days after knee surgery?

Yes: That is not uncommon, however if the swelling gets worse or you are having calf pain contact your doctor as there would be concern about a blood clot.

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When will the numbness of my foot stop after having knee surgery?

When will the numbness of my foot stop after having knee surgery?

Depends: If a nerve has been severed and separated then it could be permanent. If it was only compressed and the compression goes away e.G swelling, then it is likely to improve over next several weeks to months.

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Can knee surgery cause swollen foot?

Can knee surgery cause swollen foot?

Swollen foot: Knee surgery can disrupt the lymph system in the leg which could predispose you to swelling below it such as the foot.

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Is it normal for my legs to ache and my feet to swell 4 months after knee surgery?

Is it normal for my legs to ache and my feet to swell 4 months after knee surgery?

Follow up with your: Doc, a clot. In either leg should be in the differential diagnosis. If there is no clot, are you wearing compression hoosiery if any kind? That might be a consideration as well.

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How do I increase the blood cerculation on my foot after having a knee surgery? Because it's been a month and I feel like there's pins when I walk

How do I increase the blood cerculation on my foot after having a knee surgery? Because it's been a month and I feel like there's pins when I walk

Healing nerves: When you have undergone a surgical procedure, it can take time for things to heal. The skin incision may be closed, but all the deep structures, such as nerves are still healing. In all likelihood, the circulation is ok. The "pins" definitely tell me nerves. It can take some time for this to subside. Swelling of the extremity could also cause these symptoms.

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I just had my knee surgery 3 weeks and 4 days ago and my knee is fine but my toes on my right foot really hurts like pins are hitting it when I walk?

I just had my knee surgery 3 weeks and 4 days ago and my knee is fine but my toes on my right foot really hurts like pins are hitting it when I walk?

Speak with orthopod: I is difficult to be specific without being able to examine the area. Please call the orthopedist and tell him or her about the pain.

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I just had arthroscopic knee surgery and all the fluid from my knee pooled down in my calf and around my ankle and is causing numbness in the foot?

I just had arthroscopic knee surgery and all the fluid from my knee pooled down in my calf and around my ankle and is causing numbness in the foot?

Compartment syndrome: It is unlikely that the fluid went down your leg. It is more likely that you are having a vascular complications from the surgery and you should go to your emergency room immediately for an ultrasound examination. There's a condition called compartment syndrome which is a surgical emergency.

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Had arthroscopic knee surgery 4 days ago. Anytime my leg isn't elevated (ie, walking with crutches) my toes, foot turn blue. How long does this last?

Had arthroscopic knee surgery 4 days ago. Anytime my leg isn't elevated (ie, walking with crutches) my toes, foot turn blue. How long does this last?

Can last 1-2 weeks: Body reacts to surgery in leg in many different ways sometimes as you have described. The surgical dressing if a bit tight can cause these symptoms as well. Speak to your surgeon if of concern or worsening.

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I had arthroscopic knee surgery 5 days ago and for the past 3 days I have had extreme pain in my calf and foot. I went to the ER yesterday but the ult?

Blood clot?: Pain in the calf that goes into the foot with swelling could signal a DVT. (deep vein thrombosis). This is unusual after knee arthroscopy, but certainly possible. Hopefully the ER did an ultrasound of your calf and leg to evaluate for this. If not, please see your surgeon urgently.

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Dvt 4 days after knee surgery. On Coumadin (warfarin) and lenovox. Should I stay off my feet or move around more?

Dvt 4 days after knee surgery. On Coumadin (warfarin) and lenovox. Should I stay off my feet or move around more?

Probably ok: To walk. As long as you are on anticoagulation therapy, risk of embolization is small. Must get ok from your orthopedic surgeon also. Less risk of post phlebitic syndrome if you use medical grade compression hose for 6 months to 2 years. If you do physical therapy, for your knee, probably not good to massage the leg where the DVT is present.

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Had microfracture knee surgery 3 days ago. I'm in a knee immobilizer with toe touch weight bearing. Can I walk with my foot down?

Had microfracture knee surgery 3 days ago. I'm in a knee immobilizer with toe touch weight bearing. Can I walk with my foot down?

Non weight bearing: If you had a micro fracture, typically the patient is non weight bearing for 6weeks. If you load your knee prematurely the region that received the micro fracture could collapse. It's ok to have your foot down while using the crutches.

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