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What is a "soggy knee"? My doctor gave me this label after a total knee replacement surgery.

Some patients have increased local bleeding and leg swelling after knee joint replacement. This condition interferes with normal motion and is referred to as a soggy knee. Treatment with drugs and physical therapy help take care of these problems. Getting knee motion back as early as possible is very important. Sometimes, a soggy knee condition can be avoided with the use of aspirin right after the operation. Aspirin has five 'A's that go with it. It is an analgesic for pain, an antiinflammatory to prevent swelling, and an antipyretic to reduce fever. It's also an anticoagulant or blood thinner. This helps prevent blood clots. The final 'A' is for acidic which can cause stomach problems. The first four 'A's work together to help reduce the chances of developing a soggy knee after surgery.


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