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How to treat tight,shiny skin on legs?

My father is 71 years old, post colon cancer pt, (6 yrs clear), had knee surgery a few years ago; skin on both legs is shiny , mostly hairless (below knee) and appears tight . He does not complain of pain, itching or any insensitivity but looks not right . He does take cumidin, lasix and I believe another med, but not recalling what it is; causes?
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hello,

The tight and shiny on the legs can happen due to swelling or edema. He needs a few investigations to find the cause of swelling and then get it treated accordingly.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Praveen Tayal, Orthopaedic Surgeon
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