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I had a knee replacement operation on the 10th April this year,

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I had a knee replacement operation on the 10th April this year, three days after the op,
I tore a calf muscle, which has caused a haematoma. The knee, leg & foot are all
swollen so I am finding it impossible to exercise, my Physiotherapist and specialist have
said it is alright for me to use a CPM machine. I am finding that using this machine is
causing a lot of pain in my calf. As I cannot contact my physiotherapist until Monday, I
would like your advice as to whether it is safe to carry on using it.
Jackie
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
Thanks for this question
I am sorry you are having so much trouble
I think you should absolutely STOP using the machine.
Good physio never causes pain. Maybe a little stretch or discomfort but not pain.
stop using it and contact your physio on monday.
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