Edema of the foot after endoprosthetics
Surgeon-phlebologist-lymphologist, surgeon of the first category
Good afternoon! I'm worried about the swelling of my left leg. In July, I had an operation on phlebectomy before endoprosthetics of the left knee joint. In September (20), an endoprosthesis operation was performed. And the left leg is edematous. This is very noticeable. She was always fuller than the right, but was soft. And now, especially towards evening, it becomes elastic. What should I do?
Tatyana, Moscow, 54 years old
Most often, such edema givesEndoprosthetics is a very traumatic operation. do a duplex scan of the veins in the first place to exclude thrombophlebitis or thrombosis. If this is just a postoperative edema - the orthopedic traumatologist's rehabilitation procedure and lymphatic drainages will help, contact a specialized phlebological center.
Sincerely, Elena Belyanina.
I have a fistula on my left hand, 10 cm from a vein brush thick with a finger. Fistula is 4 years old. everything was ok. →