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Swollen right foot and ankle following Lumba Laminectomy

Husband had laminectomy of L3,4, and 5 just 10 days ago. Had to stay in hospital 8 days due to dura tear which

sealed itself after 48 hours flat on back. Just before coming home his right foot began to swell with some pain and

discomfort. He was given scans of both legs from groin to toes with negative results for blood clots. We are due to

 see his family doctor and surgeon again in 3 days. What can we do in the meantime? Is this dangerous? Ice? Exercise

 by walking or not?



  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 7,385
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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 7,385

    It seems very good that the tests were negative for blood clots.

    You have very good  questions re treatments and activity....and these questions are best answered by your husband's doctor who is aware of all of his tests and medical history.

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    Please keep us posted re how your doctor guided you and how your husband is doing!
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