how can you know if you have an infection in your knee after having a partial knee replacement

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How can you know if you have an infection in your knee after having a partial knee replacement?

Pain and Swelling

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Infections in joint replacements can be very hard to diagnose. Generally, doctors with use blood tests, radiographic tests, aspirations (a tap of the fluid in the knee) and some times biopsies to determine if there is an infection.
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How would you know if you have an infection in your knee after having a partial knee replacement?

Red, pain, drainage

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The common signs of an infection can include the following: -fever -redness around the incision -swelling with redness -drainage from a red and swollen knee -pain with weight bearing in a red swollen knee -blood test that show an elevated WBC count, elevated C-Reactive Protein, elevated ESR - the gold standard is to drain fluid out of the knee and send it to the lab for gram stain and culture.
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How do you know if you have an infection in your knee after a partial knee replacement?

Red swollen hot pain

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The clinical findings that are concerning for an infected knee are: 1. redness/pinkness around the incision or knee. 2. Increased swelling around knee 3. Increased pain with bending or weight bearing 4. Fever, chills, lethargy,loss of appetite 5. A knee draining fluid from the incision or a new hole 6. Blood tests with elevated WBC, CRP,ESR. See your surgeon with any concern ASAP,Don't wait!!!!!
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How to determine if I have an infection in my knee after having a partial knee replacement?

Pain, swelling fever

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A bacterial infection always produces pain and swelling. A severe one with strep or staph aureus will create a hot knee with fever and constitutional symptoms. Taking fluid out of the knee for analysis is the most definitive test.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser answered:

What should I do if I have an infection following a total knee replacement?

Get it evaluated NOW

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This is a very serious issue that often requires aggressive treatment which includes IV antibiotics, lavage or even removal of the prosthesis. See your orthopedist ASAP.
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What is involved in a partial knee replacement?

Surfaces restored

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When one side of your knee joints cartilage wears down , you can resurface the end of the bone with a femoral implant made of cobalt chrome and a tibial component made of Titanium and Polyethylene. These implants are secured to the bone with a special cement. Precision installation is the key to long term success. Robotics has made this a reproducibly excellent joint retoring procedure.
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied answered:

is a patellofemoral replacement the same as a partial knee replacement?

Hopefully good

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Out come, 8-12 weeks after the surgery if every thing went fine you will up about with pain . Good Luck
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What is the definition or description of: Partial knee replacement?

Partial knee

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replacing one of the 3 compartments in the knee...medial, lateral or patellofemoral.
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When is a knee replacement recommended?

For pain

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When an artistic knee fails non operative therapy and becomes painful enough to interfere with normal activities, surgeons consider knee replacement.
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Symptoms of a loosened knee replacement?

Pain and swelling

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Implant loosening causes pain, especially with weight bearing. The knee generally will make more lubricating fluid as well, causing swelling.
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