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My wife, 78 ears old,fell at home on 10/17/2016 at midnight.

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My wife, 78 ears old,fell at home on 10/17/2016 at midnight. Hit her head slightly, banged arm and leg, felt no need to go to hospital. 8 AM 10/18 after rising we noticed her left arm
greatly swollen thus called ambulance and off to hospital. After testing hospital said no brain damage or broken bones.
My wife has had 3 heart operations (columbia Medical) over past 20 years and daily,takes warfarin.
Over next several days arm swelled more and has turned purple and black. Treatment has been to wrap arm tightly and keep it elivated. earlier in the week, surgen attempted after inserting needle to drain blood. No success. Now they recomend an operation to cut out blood cots(?) followed by a skin graff (fromleg).
Can we avoid an operation?
Pls keep in mind the arm has been tightly wraped in a gause bandage since wife entered hospital and she has been told to keep the arm elivated.
My Mayo Clinic account nunmer is***********
Thank you. ***** Darien CT (###) ###-####
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

Do you have a picture of the arm?

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

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