He had Lovenox injections following surgery. There is no redness, fever, chills or drainage. Also no tenderness or redness at the site. We did consult the surgeon that performed the knee replacement. We have had regular follow-up appointments and he keeps telling us he doesn't know why it's swelling. He sent him for an Ultra-sound on the leg to check for blood clots and nothing showed up. Very frustrating. I told my husband I thought he should go to the family physician but he's afraid he will say the same thing. We don't know what to do at this point.
There could be a possibility of infection after the surgery.Is there any fever,chills,drainage from the site,redness, tenderness?
You should consult a surgeon. You can take antibiotics and blood-thinning medication to help prevent blood clots from forming in the veins of your thighs and calves