Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.
Dr. Balentine received his undergraduate degree from McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. He attended medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine graduating in1983. He completed his internship at St. Joseph's Hospital in Philadelphia and his Emergency Medicine residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in the Bronx, where he served as chief resident.
A dislocation may damage adjoining nerves, muscles, and blood vessels and impair their function. The popliteal artery, which carries the entire blood supply to your lower leg and foot, can be injured or pinched shut. This is a medical emergency and requires urgent evaluation and diagnosis. The symptoms are pain, the lower leg may turn pale and cold, have poor or no pulse, and the leg may swell.
Nerves to your lower leg can be cut or injured, causing your lower leg to become numb (paresthesia), weak (paresis),
Blood clots tend to form during the period ("post-op" or "post-operatively") when you cannot move following a knee replacement.
Clots become progressively less common with time.
A clot in your vein generally causes new pain, swelling, or redness in your lower leg.
The greatest concern is that the clot will travel through your veins and could lodge in your lung (pulmonary embolism).