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Knee one week after joint replacemen

Knee one week after joint replacemen

C014/2413

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SHEILA TERRY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SHEILA TERRY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Knee of 75-year old woman one week after a partial knee replacement operation known as a partial knee replacement, The knee is bruised and swollen. The wound is covered by a dressing. The patient wears elasticated stockings, for 24 hours a day, to compress the foot and leg helping the veins circulate blood. This is designed to prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a possible complication for patients following surgery. Blood thinning drugs such as aspirin or Dalteparin are also used for the same purpose for a short period after the operation.

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