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Broken right shoulder, knee hurt, swelling and bruising on thighs, overweight. Is this due to poor circulation?

I fell and broke my shoulder (right) over a year ago. I hit my left knee , since then it seems smaller than my right knee and there is swelling on the inside just below. I walk and everything but I noticed that I have not really worked out in along time ( overweight for the first time) and I have swelling and bruising (reddish/purple) on my legs/thighs. Is this due to poor circulation?
Asked On : Fri, 11 May 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hi thank you for the question...I hoe all is well.

Your injured leg is smaller than the uninjured one, I would consider that you are favoring using the one that was not injured or even that you had a nerve either event, the end result could be muscle atrophy.

Reddish/purple is not a typical sign of poor circulation, unless you have severe swelling. In either event, you should be checked out by a physician.

With concern for circulation problems, swelling, etc you may need an ultrasound to evaluate for DVT.

Best of luck,,,let me know if I have helped or if you need additional advice.
Answered: Mon, 26 Nov 2012
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