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Experience:  MBBS, MS (General Surgery), Fellowship in Sports Medicine
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I had knee replacement surgery last Monday.Today, I felt good

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I had knee replacement surgery last Monday.Today, I felt good enough to go for a walk. I overdid it and now my calf is very swollen. I've iced it and elevated it. I am taking aspirin and doing ankle pumps. Do I need to have it looked at for the swelling in an emergencyroom? I have no localized pain.


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A sudden significant swelling with a recent history ( a week ago) of knee replacement surgery would warrant an examination by the doctor. The chance of deep vein thrombosis is not much likely but we work on the extreme caution during the two weeks post operative period. So going to ER would be recommended, where the doctor may consider getting an ultrasound (colored doppler study) and a D-dimer blood test, just for the prophylactic reason.

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