After hip or knee replacement surgery, certainly a concern is blood clots. Although, realize that these are rare. The signs of a blood clot are swelling in your legs, that just won’t go down with ice or elevation, and this is in the foot or the ankle. A blood clot can cause pain the calf or the thigh, although this is tough sometimes to tell if it is from a blood clot or the surgery. So the signs are: swellings of your foot and ankle that won’t go down with elevation, pain in the calf or thigh that is usually associated with redness and extreme tendenessr. If you are concerned about a blood clot following these signs, please call us and we will order the appropriate tests to find one.

 

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