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Huge lump around the knee, swelling around foot and leg post surgery to shave down a bunion. Alarming?

My 27 year old daughter recently had surgery on her right foot , they shaved down a bunion and put two screws in her foot, this was on the 29 of june, she has text me and informed me that she now has a huge lump on her leg up by her knee , she says her foot and leg is still swollen I am concerned about her and would like to know if there is reason for me to be concerned, she is 1200 miles from and I m a worried mother
Asked On : Thu, 19 Jul 2012
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thanks for your question.

it would be unusual to have a lump around the knee joint after foot surgery and in would question whether the limp is related to the surgery at all.

any mass in the limbs deserves investigation starting with a history and physical examination followed by X-rays and other scans if necessary.

best wishes
Answered: Tue, 29 Apr 2014
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