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I had my left THR one week ago , it was a Mako robotic procedure , and everything seems to be recovering well.

My only concern is that my left foot/ankle keep swelling. I have been told that this is common so thought I would ask all you experienced people if you had this issue and how long it lasted?

Any info would help put my mind to rest. Thanks , in advance.

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    Doug66
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    I had my left THR one week ago , it was a Mako robotic procedure , and everything seems to be recovering well. My only concern is that my left foot/an
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    Hip Brother Tom
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    Hi Doug,

    I also had some swelling, although it did not go down to the ankle. It is not uncommon to have some swelling after surgery. You should check with your PT to see if there are any exercises that might help in alleviating the problem. Eventually , it should go away.

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    Doug66
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    Thanks Hip Brother Tom , I just needed some reassurance from someone who had been through it. I’ve since had a session of physio and everything is mending fine.

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    ForceD
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    I know that it’s going on two months since your procedure. But I just wanted to add what my experience was a couple of years ago. I had post-op pain and swelling in my knee, and just a little bit in my ankle. But because of post-op pain meds…it didn’t become apparent until several days after the procedure. At my first follow-up with the surgeon I mentioned it to him. He apologized, and explained that the first thing the surgeon does is to dislocate your hip so that your leg can be held in a certain position while he/she does the work. Once the new device is completely installed, the last thing he/she does before closing you up is purposely try to dislocate the artificial hip to make sure it’s all together properly. But…all that twisting and cranking of your leg, he said, frequently causes pain in the knee and ankle joints that can last from a day to a week or so.

    Dan

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