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Leg swelling following hip replacement

A patient who has just had total hip replacement complains of significant leg swelling on the affected side. There is no calf or posterior knee pain. What is the appropriate response?—Michael Flosi, PA-C, Jensen Beach, Fla. Some degree of leg swelling is normal following surgery. Your patient simply may be relatively immobile or may not…

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