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Why Is Foot Cold After Knee Surgery
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. ...Read more
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
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Had microfracture knee surgery a week ago. My knee isn't swollen but the foot of the surgery leg is really swollen. Suggestions? (i'm ttwb w/ imoblizr
I had knee surgery on august 13 2012 and my foot is swelled up after knee surgery when does the swelling go away. I have been doing the ice machine.?
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. ...Read more
My husband had arthoscopic knee surgery on his r. knee 5 months ago. Now has trouble with chronic painful edema in the right foot/ankle. This normal?
Not really: But it does happen. He needs to be examined do determine the etiology of the swelling ...Read more
Just had arthroscopic knee surgery 1020 am today, it is not 2130 have a sharp pain in foot same side of surgery. Any concerns?
Depent: Take the pain killer prescribed for you doctor every 4 hours and be on rest if not improving call him. ...Read more
After having knee surgery about a year later I begin having foot pain on top of the foot plus I have arch pain when in bed at night.
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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?
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. ...Read 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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
What causes numbness and tingling in the leg and foot after having arthroscopic knee surgery? I just had knee surgery May 12 a lot of swelling
Varies: There are a number of potential causes. Among the more common are: related to the use of a tourniquet around the time of surgery, related to the peroneal nerve at the fibular head, or even a sciatica from the back among numerous other pisdibilities. I would make sure your surgeon is aware and follow their recommendations. ...Read more
Why do I get nail fungus problems on my feet and what's the best product to buy to get rid of it once and for all? It started after my knee surgery.
See a dermatologist: Begin with diagnosis. It might be something other than fungus. If it is fungus it may be acceptable to merely keep the nails trimmed and ventilated. By far the best treatment, about 60% effective, is terbinafine. It is a prescription taken daily for 3 months. Originally a $1200 prescription, the generic is now $10! It takes a year to grow a new, normal nail after taking the med. You have other is ...Read more
I had knee surgery 2 weeks ago and my foot feels like an ice cube why? My calf also hurts a little bit, but not red hot or swollen could it be a dvt?
Ice cube foot: Any of the things you are describing should be evaluated by your surgeon sooner rather than later. Especially since your calf also hurts. Call right away and head for an er if your surgeon should be unavailable. Good luck. ...Read more
I had knee surgery 4-5 weeks ago to repair an osteochrondal fracture, and my foot is swelling. What does it mean, an what should I do?
Why is my ankle still swollen 5 weeks after knee surgery? There's no pain in the leg or ankle, and I'm up and walking just fine.
Can having a swollen ankle give you knee pain? I had knee surgery 3 yrs ago and my ankle swells up now so I wondered if that's why my knee still hurts.
Typically, if you're toe touch weight bearing after knee surgery on right leg can you drive? Or how long till you can.? . (microfracture surgery)
No: Toe touch weight bearing status indicates that you cannot drive. ...Read more
My husband had knee surgery 5 days ago. He has fluid under his knee cap. Tonight, the other leg/ankle is swelling badly. Should he be seen at ER?
No info about husband's age, medical problems, type of surgery, etc. The fluid under knee cap is probably not of concern UNLESS the skin over it has become red, hot, swollen, and very tender, or if fever.
The OTHER leg being swollen is more concerning. If he has any calf or leg tenderness on that side, please go to ER right away to make sure no blood clot. Good luck! ...Read more
Had microfracture knee surgery, and I'm toe touch weight bearing, can I drive? When can i. I haven't seen my surgeon since surgery. It was a 5, day ago
Why did my doctor put me in an imoblizer after knee microfracture knee surgery. What is it helping? I'm also toe touch weight bearing.
To rest the knee & -:
The ttwb is also to protect the knee joint surfaces, since microfracture procedure was done.
Your knee needs to be rested to allow the healing to occur. If you don't do as you are advised you'll end up with a bad outcome.
Keep doing what you were advised by your surgeon, as only he knows what was there and what was done for it. ...Read more
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