I am 5 day post op from a knee replacement and I have a few patches of red?

I am a 50 year old women and I am 5 day post op from a knee replacement and I have a few patches of red but it is not angry looking and hasn’t spread my leg also feels very tight with swelling is this normal this early on in recovery



Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

Those could be first degree pressure sores if you are not yet moving your leg..
Are there any itching?
It is normal to have swelling bit be aware from developing ulcers by movement.

Dr Ahmed Fawzy
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Dr Ahmed Fawzy

Hi
Yes it is normal
Nothing to worry about
Good Luck

Dr Mahaveer
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Dr Mahaveer

hi,
yes,this can be normal in few cases where skin is sensitive.
however,infection should be ruled out if this persists for another 5 days.
thanks

Dr Masr
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Dr Masr

Mostly, this is normally occurring after surgery , it’s v important to notice any swelling, redness, hotness, fever … All these are dangerous signs

Dr.Honey
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Dr.Honey

Hi..
It is not appearing to be infection yet as inflammation can cause such symptoms post surgery that will get resolved gradually..

Take proper medications as advised by your Surgeon..

If symptoms worsen then you can consult your Surgeon to rule out infection..

Hope this helps..

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