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Offline coopaloop

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HELP!!!!!!!!!!
« on: July 01, 2012, 01:39:17 AM »
So, I'm 2 and 1/2 weeks out of a pcl reconstruction and I have noticed that when I get up on my crutches the foot on my operated leg turns bright red and swells. Now at first I figured this to be because my knee had been propped up for some time that therefore the blood then rushed down to my foot causing my problem. After some time, however, my foot my foot was still discolored and a little swollen. As far as pain goes I have none in that area or in my calf but my knee still hurts from time to time. So I'm going to call the doc's office on Monday and ask him for his opinion. I have dissected an artery in my right knee so I know the feeling when my leg is without blood and this problem isn't a clot ( at least not yet). So has anyone else experienced this problem if so any feedback would be appreciated!?


 
Aug 2010 R knee meniscus repair
Nov 2010 R knee LCL, meniscus, PLC
March 2011 R knee ACL, PCL repair
July 2011 L knee meniscus repair
December 2011 L Knee took out loose staple, repaired more meniscus
June 14th 2012 L PCL surgery
(2nd-6th surgery- car accident)

Offline Maverick

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Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2012, 01:45:11 AM »
Are you wearing any type of compression or brace?
1976 Arthoscopy, damaged cartilage
2007 Lateral release of the patella
2011 Meniscectomy and microfracture (grade 4)
2012 Debridement / Chondroplasty
2013 CRPS left knee

Thank you, Maverick

Offline coopaloop

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Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2012, 02:01:23 AM »
Yes I have both an ace rap and a brace on but my foot still turns red when I'm upright without these devices. The problem could be since this is a pcl reconstruction my doc doesn't want me to bear over 25% of my body weight on my knee until 6 weeks post op and I can't bend my knee on my own for 6weeks post op. So, maybe my knee turns red because of the fact that I haven't put much weight on it or because I haven't been able to bend it quite yet. I'm not too worried but in my previous 5 surgeries I haven't had this problem. I'm probably just over-reacting but I'm not quite sure what's going on.
Aug 2010 R knee meniscus repair
Nov 2010 R knee LCL, meniscus, PLC
March 2011 R knee ACL, PCL repair
July 2011 L knee meniscus repair
December 2011 L Knee took out loose staple, repaired more meniscus
June 14th 2012 L PCL surgery
(2nd-6th surgery- car accident)















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