Hello, I'm 5 days after an otherwise successful total knee. I'm wondering how I know if my swelling is too much for my tissue? Compartment syndrome? I called my phys. assisant on call this morning, as I woke up to see a surprise of new purple and swelling, up to the groin and down near ankle, on the inside. The leg is pretty tight, but I can feel all over, and wiggle toes and all parts. The provider said it's normal, as the incision site looks clean and dry. Burning all over the purple bruising, and of course I can't do the bending I did last few days, due to swelling, but my helper was able to get my TedHose on. I'm icing and elevating almost all day, no change. I can always call them to ask if I'm worried, and I see the PT for the first time tomorrow. What should I look for to make sure I'm not getting compartment syndrome? Thanks! nell41.