A member asked:

I had a lateral release on my knee 5 months ago, got cellulitis immediately after surgery and now my knee is warm to the touch. could it be infected?

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Dr. Mark Gujer md fasa answered

Specializes in Anesthesiology

Go back to your surgeon to have it examined. It may not be, but the risk of waiting is not worth it.

Answered Jan 13, 2015

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Dr. Roger Palutsis answered

Specializes in Sports Medicine

Difficult to say without an exam. Usually celulitis will resolve with oral antibiotics. The question is whether your knee warmth is due to inflamation or a low simmering infection. Certain blood tests as well as possibly drawing fluid from the knee for culture might be necessary. I would check back with your surgeon for re-evaluation.

Answered Aug 13, 2013

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Dr. Martin Tyson answered

Specializes in Addiction Medicine

Certainly sounds possible- let your surgeon take a look at it.

Answered Oct 4, 2016

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