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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
See your doctor: With your history that provided, you need to see your doctor for further evaluation.
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Dr. Steven Sheskier
38 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Common problem: If a blood clot has been ruled out by testing , your swelling is related to your surgeries and leg infection. These events can cause increased blood f ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Get it evaluated NOW: This is a very serious issue that often requires aggressive treatment which includes IV antibiotics, lavage or even removal of the prosthesis. See you ... Read More
Dr. David Fisher
38 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See your surgeon: Infection is a serious condition in a total knee replacement and needs urgent treatment. If it is caught early, a surgical washout of the joint with ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience Sports Medicine
Pain, swelling: A infection after a partial or full knee replacement usually results in persistent pain, swelling, redness, increased warmth and/or fever. Most patien ... Read More
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Red swollen hot pain: The clinical findings that are concerning for an infected knee are: 1. Redness/pinkness around the incision or knee. 2. Increased swelling around knee ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain and Swelling: Infections in joint replacements can be very hard to diagnose. Generally, doctors with use blood tests, radiographic tests, aspirations (a tap of the ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
53 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Persistent pain: Persistent pain swelling and a feeling of being unwell are signs to watch for in cases of infection after replacments.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Yes you should be worried about an infection. Acute swelling and pain can also occur from bleeding into the knee. If you are on any anti-coagulants ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
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Oh my!: Very serious. The location of the infection is very important. If it is in your new joint, it may be impossible. In addition to taking your antibio ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Unusual pathogen: Risk of prosthetic joint infection is influenced by many modifiers pre/postoperatively. The success of your prosthetic joint in highly dependent of s ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Farr
Dr. Jack Farr answered
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Infection detection: Fortunately, infections after arthroplasty in healthy light weight patients are rare . Many of the standard signs of infection (swelling, warmth, redn ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shawn Dalton-bethea
19 years experience Pain Management
Knee arthroplasty: Your orthopedic surgeon should be very open to your valid concerns. She or he should be willing to tell you which manufacturer they prefer and why. Th ... Read More
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