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ACL Series: What Seems Wrong but Is Normal.

In the last post I discussed what could go wrong, this time I’ll discuss all the things that may seem weird but are normal. Each client has asked these questions so maybe you will get a preview of what’s to come.

My leg is hot, swollen, and red, is this normal?

Yes, it really is. You just had surgery and this is the side effect. What isn’t normal is if you start having a fever, that means that there’s likely an infection. This is the time you need to see your doctor. As long as it’s around the operated knee then it’s normal.

If I start moving my leg a few days after surgery will the screw come out?