Is bruising normal after a knee replacement?

Bruising often occurs after a knee replacement and normally appears once you have been discharged from hospital. Bruising normally occurs around the knee but can, in some people, track all the way up and down the leg. Bruising can cause tenderness but should settle down after the first few weeks.

This information is an extract from ‘A patient’s guide to total knee replacement’, a document created to enhance our patients' recovery after a knee replacement. The complete document is available to download here.