milk leg definition

  • noun:
    • an agonizing swelling regarding the knee occurring in women after childbearing as a result of clotting and irritation regarding the femoral veins.
    • a swollen condition for the knee, frequently in puerperal ladies, due to an inflammation of veins, and described as a white look occasioned by a build up of serum and often of pus when you look at the cellular structure.
    • just like phlegmasia dolens. See phlegmasia.
    • painful thrombosis associated with the femoral vein in the leg after childbirth

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