Ankle swelling

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Hi everyone, it's me again.

So the swelling and bruising is getting better on my moms leg smile yay!

But I've noticed that her ankle has bruised and swollen too. I don't know if this is new or I just didn't pay attention to it before.

I've been googling (which isn't always the smartest thing to do) and now I'm nervous about blod clots sad

Did anyone experience swelling and bruising of your ankle on the same leg with the knee replacement?

Thanks so much in advance for your help and replies. I'm so happy I found this site, it's so informative! Annnnnd you are all so kind and helpful and encouraging to one another! It's wonderful!

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    I had a fair amount of bruising and swelling around my ankle also in fact at 9 weeks it is still swollen to some degree. if in doubt get the doc to visit just for reassurance. Doesnt sound like a blood clot to me but i am not a doctor.

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    It's when the blood pools down the tissue thanks to gravity. Mine has taken 6 weeks to fade. Don't worry.


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    Blood clots generally are 1st noticed with a burning higher up in the let. They tie a tourequet around the calf during surgery to slow the bleeding. In some cases and this causes pooling in the ankles. If in doubt call you surgeon.
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    my whole leg was swollen and bruised from top to bottom  from halfway down my stomach to underneath my food 

    the surgeon said I hadn't bled much during the Op 

    i wonder if the tourniquet was too tight and I bled inwardly afterwards ...I took about a month to fade 

    but as someone else said ...if you're worried have a word with your Mums doctor 


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    Bruising is normal even after this time and dont forget gravity thats why the ankle is bruised. Blood clots bring a whole new list of symptoms, bruising would indicate a burse vessel not a clot. 

    exercise is the key, even sitting, just moving the foot backwards & forwards helps

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