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What causes swelling after skin graft ?

hI sIR, I am frm delhi my sister have skin graft on the right elbow section (from elbow to upper arm), it was burn when she was 3 years old but now that region was looked very dirty so we have graft that area on last march during this period elbow section was continuously in swelling now a days it was too swelled will you suggest me what we can do because our surgeon is only saying that plz moving it regularly n o problem but we are worry because whole hand is swelled now plz suggest me
Thu, 29 Dec 2011
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Hi,thanks for query.Some times when the lymphatic system gets blocked in that area this can happen.It is a system which is there all across body and helps in body defense.Please take a second opinion in this.After surgery for some weeks there might be some local reaction which can give rise to swelling.But still having swelling even after one year needs proper evaluation.bye.
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