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I have had a partial knee replacement..ive had problems with

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i have had a partial knee replacement..ive had problems with it since first day out of surgery 2 years later my whole leg is swollen..from hip to foot..and my back right above my horride cant stand up straight,my right side of my back is all swollen...
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?
Customer: nothing makes it better,not even pain meds or shots heat, ice,and yes alot of swelling,thru entire leg,im very active not overweight,. its contstantly swollen,and movement makes it worse,lifting driving,laying down,sitting..bending over is almost impossible,very bad aches constant with extreme sharp pains 50 percent of the time
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no im healthy besides 14 right knee surgeries
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 11 months ago.

Hi there ...

Thank you for the question ...

Have you had your Doppler Ultrasonography to check arterio-venous system ?

Regards .

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 11 months ago.


You need to have an MRI of the lower spine.

You need an x ray of the prosthesis of the knee to make sure it is in alignment.

Infection needs to be ruled out.

Blood clot is not likely to cause swelling all the way to the back.

Given the extensiveness of the swelling, I would do a venogram on top ultrasound, which should go all the way to the pelvis.

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