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Leg swelling after i had a total hip replacement surgery. Did they do wrong?

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Dr. Ralph Salvagno
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Not unusual

It is very common to get leg swelling after total hip or knee replacement.
Of course, swelling with pain can be a sign of DVT (deep venous thrombosis) ..Also described by some as "blood clots". This should be evaluated by your doctor. Painless swelling will often resolve after a few months.

In brief: Not unusual

It is very common to get leg swelling after total hip or knee replacement.
Of course, swelling with pain can be a sign of DVT (deep venous thrombosis) ..Also described by some as "blood clots". This should be evaluated by your doctor. Painless swelling will often resolve after a few months.
Dr. Ralph Salvagno
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Dr. Michael Adams
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Not necessarily

Leg swelling is not unusual after hip replacement, however, it can also indicate more serious conditions like blood clots.
Make sure you express your concerns with your surgeon so that they can examine your leg to determine if the swelling is normal or not.

In brief: Not necessarily

Leg swelling is not unusual after hip replacement, however, it can also indicate more serious conditions like blood clots.
Make sure you express your concerns with your surgeon so that they can examine your leg to determine if the swelling is normal or not.
Dr. Michael Adams
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