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Offline cacoyle

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Hi

Im 3 weeks and 3 days post op and since yesterday my ankle an calf have started swelling to approx 1.5 times the size of my other ankle  :o

I'm not really doing much weight bearing and flex my calfs regularly throughout the day so im not sure whats up!?

The strange thing is that my knee swelling is minimal :-\  can anyone give me any pointers? PS im in a leg brace as well which i have loosened when sitting around to help my bloodflow.

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Re: Medial Meniscus Repair 3 Weeks Post Op - Swelling in ankle?
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2014, 07:11:44 PM »
You should contact your surgeon first and foremost

However, I had swelling in my foot and ankle following surgery to evacuate a massive haematoma from my shin following an accident.  My surgeon diagnosed dependent oedema and essentially said I needed to keep the foot elevated, ice and keep the foot and ankle moving.  Elevation preferably above the heart is key here.  Especially at night

Good luck :)
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Re: Medial Meniscus Repair 3 Weeks Post Op - Swelling in ankle?
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2014, 12:27:19 PM »
Turns out that it may have been a clot - i went to the ER and my D-Dimer tests came back pretty high so they put me on some meds for a few days then back for an ultrasound, which came back clear :)

still swollen a bit but the meds helped!