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Author Topic: 1week s/p Total knee replacement with sever pain/ bruising /some swelling ankle  (Read 466 times)

Offline Akntter

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My BFF 6'10" hubby had TKR- nonsparing ACL last week. The knee seems to be doing fine BUT his ankle feels as if there had been a C clamp around it and it is badly bruised with swelling around the ankle. Could this have been due to cramming size 16 foot into a smaller boot during the surgery. Surgeon blew it off yesterday as nothing and did no radiology studies. Any suggestions as to cause and what can be done to improve the pain?   Soak foot/ankle in hot epson salt tub?  Is this common? I trust this group since it got me thru my nasty patellar fx. I had an awesome recovery until MVA causing MCL injury. Oh, well. But I'm worried about the big guy. Age 65.
2/7/11displaced pat fx- 3parts
2/9 OR: Patella, 2 K-wires & fig 8; immobilize; PWB walker
3/3 sutures out; 30 deg flex FWB walker
4/4 90 deg flex start PT
5/7. 120deg flex. Good healing of kneecap. Wean off walker/cane

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thank you so very much. None of the people on the url mentioned severe pain. But this is reassuring. The big guy will be reassured. As I said before, this is the best site.
2/7/11displaced pat fx- 3parts
2/9 OR: Patella, 2 K-wires & fig 8; immobilize; PWB walker
3/3 sutures out; 30 deg flex FWB walker
4/4 90 deg flex start PT
5/7. 120deg flex. Good healing of kneecap. Wean off walker/cane