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Offline Tonybnva

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6weeks post op new brace now swollen knee
« on: August 13, 2012, 10:04:53 PM »
Hey six weeks post op  just got my immobolizer off but have a knee brace that allows a lil bend but now my knee is swollen. Is that normal?
Now knee looks swollen.

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Re: 6weeks post op new brace now swollen knee
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2012, 10:25:48 AM »
Yes it is relatively normal - your knee/leg has not moved for 6 weeks and now you are exercising it albeit gently. Monitor the swelling and when you are not using the leg, use the good old RICE procedure to help to reduce it.
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