Precautions and Positioning - RPKR
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Management of swelling


  • Swelling can be minimized by elevating the right leg when resting in bed
  • When elevating the leg, the ankle should be above the level of the heart and the knee must be straight:

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  • Do not put a towel roll or pillow under your right knee:

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