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Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by dickgad, Feb 24, 2009.

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  1. dickgad

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    can anyone tell me why i had bruising behind the knee and calf from right THR
     
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    Re: brusing

    Hi Dickgad!!!Welcome! You must have gotten bruising from manipulation during your surgery!!!!lots of pulling going on,for sure!
     
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    Re: brusing

    Because that's where the surgeon grips your leg to move it around duing the operation. It's quite possible he either had trouble dislocating at the start and/or reducing it at the end.
     
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    thanks josephine
     
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    You're very welcome - any time!
     
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