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Root canal 2 mths ago now have an abscess(jaw pain, headaches) knee surgery 1 month ago, been told not have a major dental after 3 months, what to do?

Root canal 2 mths ago now have an abscess(jaw pain, headaches) knee surgery 1 month ago, been told not have a major dental after 3 months, what to do?

Seek care now: An abscess is an infection, and MUST be treated immediately or can adversely affect knee surgery. Ask your Dentist and your Orthopedic Surgeon to talk to each other to arrive at the best path of treatment for you. Do not put this off. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Abscess is a condition in which a person has an infection in a part of his body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by his white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) where the infection is. Abscesses can be very small like an acne pustule, or they can be ...Read more


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How important is physical therapy after having surgery on the knee to drain an abscess?

How important is physical therapy after having surgery on the knee to drain an abscess?

Knee Abscess: This depends on location of abscess, extent of surgery, how it effects the activity of the knee, and any other medical problems that you may have. I could be very helpful or not necessary depending on those conditions. If you physician has determined that you would benefit from physical therapy these variables have been considered. If you think it would be helpful discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Stitch abscess on the side of my knee from surgery 2 years ago. What would be the best treatment. Already had antibiotics that didn't work.

Stitch abscess on the side of my knee from surgery 2 years ago. What would be the best treatment. Already had antibiotics that didn't work.

Postop infection: You should be seen by a physician, preferably an infectious diseases expert, and be fully examined and cultured if this is possible. Do not delay on this, since if the infection extends to the joint space you may be in severe trouble. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a boil on my knee. What is the quickest way to heal it?

I have a boil on my knee. What is the quickest way to heal it?

Warm compress &: Tylenol (acetaminophen). You may get by with letting it pop, aided by warm compress, and relieve the pain with tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin and the like. If that does not relieve the boil in a couple of days, you should see your doctor to see if needs to be drained. ...Read more

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I have an abcess above my knee its so painful i can't hardly walk and the pain has spread up my leg toward my groin does this sound like cellulitis?

I have an abcess above my knee its so painful i can't hardly walk and the pain has spread up my leg toward my groin does this sound like cellulitis?

I agree: You need to see a doctor to sse if you have a more serious cellulitis called necrotizing fascitis. You may need surgery for the cellulitis abscess plus to rule out necrotizing fascitis. See a docto now for you will need probably IV anibiotics and surgery to drain the abscess. ...Read more

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