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3 weeks after ACL surgery

Its been 3 weeks after mu ACL was reconstructed and now the skin below the knee is darker.. i only wear a crape bandage. Limited motion belt is not worn often. But the skin is dark in color now.. is it normal?
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Dr. Anuradha Sharma Noida | Orthopedic Physiotherapist
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Tk ultrasonic therapy and cold pack
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Dr. Vishwas Virmani Noida | Physiotherapist
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Core Strengthening Exercise- Straight Leg Raised With Toes Turned Outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day. Hams Stretching- lie straight, take the leg up, pull the feet towards yourself, with a elastic tube or normal belt. repeat 10 times, twice a day. Quadriceps Exercises- Lie straight, make a towel role and put it under the knee, press the knee against the role, hold it for 20 secs. Repeat 20 times twice a day. This will help relieve some pain.
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Dr. S Devarajan (PT) Chennai | Clinical Physiotherapist
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That seems like Ecchymosis, extravasation of the capillaries around the back of the knee. This will gradually fade away. You should wear the LMKB (Limited Motion Knee Brace) at this phase of recovery. The reconstructed ACL graft will be usually weak for a period of 10 weeks and hence the brace is very important. Follow the Physiotherapist's instructions on Post-operative Rehab diligently.
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Please review with your Orthopaedic surgeon regularly.
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Bracing the knee is important at this stage of recovery.
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