What would cause ankle and foot swelling after surgery to the knee?

Post-operative swell. Swelling travels with gravity. After most surgeries to lower extremities, the surgeon will instruct patients to keep their legs raised. This is so the swelling (fluid) doesn't build up following the flow of gravity to the foot and ankle. Although there may not be any procedures done to those areas, fluid can travel along a path of gravity and teh foot and ankle are at the bottom.
Swelling. Typically knee surgery can affect the venous outflow from the lower limb and cause swelling below the surgical site. Also if compression dressing or wraps are applied to the knee this will cause an increase in the fluid retention.

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Could be normal . Because the foot is the lowest part of your body, swelling may persist for weeks after surgery. However, there are a couple of things to be wary of: if there is skin redness, warmth, or tenderness in the area, i would be concerned about infection or a blood clot or both. Elevate the foot as much as you can, especially when you at upright. And make sure you let your surgeon know about the swelling. Read more...
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