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Should the foot be red and swollen ten weeks after anankle surgery?

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In brief: Ankle surgery

Swelling can persist for some time after ankle surgery - or any surgery.
The redness needs to be evaluated by your surgeon . He/she would want you to contact them for an evaluation. Do so sooner rather than later. Good luck.

In brief: Ankle surgery

Swelling can persist for some time after ankle surgery - or any surgery.
The redness needs to be evaluated by your surgeon . He/she would want you to contact them for an evaluation. Do so sooner rather than later. Good luck.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Dr. Thomas Inwood
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In brief: Possible and probabl

Yes, you can have prolonged swelling after ankle surgery.
See your doctor for advice on possible pt or compression therapy.

In brief: Possible and probabl

Yes, you can have prolonged swelling after ankle surgery.
See your doctor for advice on possible pt or compression therapy.
Dr. Marshall Solomon
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Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry

In brief: Swollen foot

Post operative ankle fusion takes roughly 3-12 months for recovery.
The foot may still be swollen but decreasing swelling is a positive sign. If swelling increases instead of going down or gets redder, definitely alert your surgeon.

In brief: Swollen foot

Post operative ankle fusion takes roughly 3-12 months for recovery.
The foot may still be swollen but decreasing swelling is a positive sign. If swelling increases instead of going down or gets redder, definitely alert your surgeon.
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Dr. Wenjay Sung
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Dr. Alvin Stein
It can be , but need to look for venous stasis or subclinical infection as a possible complication. follow up with your surgeon to rule out any problems
Dr. Boris Aronzon
Anesthesiology

In brief: Depends

Contact your surgeon for evaluation or seek 2 nd opinion.
Swelling is possible, redness is a concern. Physician needs to see.

In brief: Depends

Contact your surgeon for evaluation or seek 2 nd opinion.
Swelling is possible, redness is a concern. Physician needs to see.
Dr. Boris Aronzon
Dr. Boris Aronzon
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Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle

In brief: Swelling yes

Prolonged swelling of the ankle is not uncommon after surgery.
It can take up to a year to resolve and in some cases it never does completely. Some injuries or surgery result in scar tissue that never goes away or bony increase that is mistaken for swelling. Redness is a sign of increased circulaltion that is necessary for healing your doctor is best to evaluate whether it represents a problem.

In brief: Swelling yes

Prolonged swelling of the ankle is not uncommon after surgery.
It can take up to a year to resolve and in some cases it never does completely. Some injuries or surgery result in scar tissue that never goes away or bony increase that is mistaken for swelling. Redness is a sign of increased circulaltion that is necessary for healing your doctor is best to evaluate whether it represents a problem.
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Dr. Steven Sheskier
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