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Is it normal to have a swollen left foot after a ACL repair?
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Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
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In brief: Possibly
Assuming that surgery was performed on your left knee, it is not unusual to have dependent swelling in the same limb.
Inform your surgeon.

In brief: Possibly
Assuming that surgery was performed on your left knee, it is not unusual to have dependent swelling in the same limb.
Inform your surgeon.
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: It depends.
Sometimes after surgery, fluid used to inflate the knee during the arthroscopy or edema fluid from inflammation can gradually work its way down to the foot and ankle and cause swelling there.
More concerning is that you might have a blood clot or deep vein thrombosis (dvt). This is a serious problem that can be fatal and should be ruled out with an ultrasound exam.

In brief: It depends.
Sometimes after surgery, fluid used to inflate the knee during the arthroscopy or edema fluid from inflammation can gradually work its way down to the foot and ankle and cause swelling there.
More concerning is that you might have a blood clot or deep vein thrombosis (dvt). This is a serious problem that can be fatal and should be ruled out with an ultrasound exam.
Dr. John Ayres
Dr. John Ayres
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