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An_246311 posted:
I had a knee replacement Jan 3rd, everything was going good till about 1 1/2 months ago. My knee is swollen and my ankle and I get this strange rash that comes and goes on my ankle. Also, my leg will cave in at some spots and then go away. I was tested for a blood clot 3 weeks ago and it was fine. Any suggestions or has anyone experienced this. I know it sounds crazy but its driving me nuts. Thanks
csmmt24 responded:
Hello, my bilateral replacement was on January 11th. To this day I still have pain, but am keeping positive with my therapy. I have had a slight cave in in some spots but like yours mine does go away. No rash or swollen ankles, although I continue to have swelling knees all the time. As we know ice is our best friend.
YPease responded:
Wow! And I thought it was just me. It seems this maybe a common issue. Well, maybe not the rash! However, I still get swelling from my knee to my ankle. Mine is a bit of edema. So I have tried surgical stockings ( buy them on Amazon much cheaper there). I have also tried elevation. I have been to the doctor and he says mine is common and not to worry. It is easy for him to say! I have my TKR on 11/7/12 so maybe this is normal? I too have heard the 1 year healing mantra from my Doc as well. So, I hope that eventually this will end for me as well . I am not a patient person....I want what I want now! There I lies my problem.

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