Total knee replacement - do they cause swollen ankles?
First, what is total knee replacement? I always try to explain everything I am writing about first, in case anyone reading this doesn't know what I'm talking about. Sometimes, like in this case, I don't know first-hand anything about it, so it's good to start off with the definition.
Total knee replacement surgery is the most extreme type of surgery of the knee. It is usually the last resort and performed only when there’s progressive damage or serious distress. This type of surgery is found to be highly effective and can significantly relieve pain and improve joint function. After a total knee replacement surgery, it’s normal to experience some degree of swelling in the lower legs which can last up to about 2 to 6 months.