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Having painful and swollen knee. Feels hot. Have osteoporosis and diabetes. Infection?

i have fallen and my knee is soo swollen (pitted edema), the leg is severely hot, my foot/ankle has pitted edema.. the pain is sometimes intense.. tests.. venous insufficiency both legs.. diuretics do not help, can't fit compression stocking over the 'foot' can't stand/ can't wear shoes! recent fall again last week.. now the heat in my leg is it infection? i have severe osteoporosis/am 60yr old female/ pre diabetic can't weight bear that leg so am in a power chair.. what now?
Asked On : Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Apr 2013
Hi and welcomet.
This chronic and multifactorial condition and treatment is systemic and local. YOu should treat diabetes , blood pressure and infection if occurs.Diuretic wont help if the cause os wellings is varicouse veins. infections are more common in diabetic and in venous insufficiency. You should do doppler ultarsounds to see the degree of venous stasis. If elastic socks and conservative treatment isnt enough you should consider surgical proceddure called saphenal stripping. till taht you should avoid long standing, kepp your legs elevated while laying. If you notice redness, pai,fever,ulcers or secretion you should visit doctor because this is a sign of inflamamtion. Wish you good health.
Answered: Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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