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Operated for ACL repair, have sore calf and sore to touch. Is it common after operation?

my son is one week post op ACL repair and have very sore calf - infact whole lower leg sore to touch & he can twlk even with the crutches - this started about day 4 - bit swollen no heat nor redness jus tnot sure if i should be pushin ghim or jus tlet him lie in bed - where leg is fina.. his 16 & missin gsenior school unfortunuately
Asked On : Mon, 11 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

Though the incidence is very rare (
A doppler ultrasound is essential for diagnosing the condition.

In the meantime, follow these measures -
* Rest to the injured part and don’t involve in activities which puts additional strain on the injured tissues.
* Ice packing should be applied for about 20 minutes once in every 2 hours.
* Use elastic compression bandage around the swollen area
* Elevation of the limb
* Analgesic & anti inflammatory medications

Consult your treating doctor for further workup and management.

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
Answered: Tue, 6 Aug 2013
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