Questions about Swelling
Please call your surgeon or Nurse practioner. If after hours call Orthopaedic resident on call.
Everyone is different. Swelling can last up to several months to a year after surgery. If you have pain or drainage with the swelling call your surgeon.
Reduce your activity if you have been doing prolonged sitting or standing as you may be over doing it. Lay on a couch or bed for 30 minutes mid morning, mid afternoon and early evening with foot elevated higher than heart. Do not elevate too high if you have had hip replacement. Do not elevate with pillow under knee if you had knee replacement. Pillow should be under your foot.
Yes, as long as your hip does not flex more than 90 degrees if you had a hip replacement.