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ALIF L5/S1 5 weeks post-op leg and foot swelling

I am trying to get any information or suggestions on a problem I am having with leg and foot swelling 5 weeks post-op from ALIF L5/S1.  Can anyone help me with this?



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  • merliny2kmmerliny2k Posts: 8
    edited 03/08/2018 - 7:45 PM

    well, my partner had similar surgery August 2016. The first several months his left thigh, calf and ankle was very swollen. In fact, the first week we went to the ER as a precaution concern for blood clots. Fortunately none existed.  Our surgeon just advised it was angry nerves needing time to settle down.   It finally went down gradually after several months.  Also, the stomach bloating / swelling took a while to go away too...

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