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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: 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.See 2 more doctor answers
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Red, pain, drainage: 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.See 1 more doctor answer
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 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!See 1 more doctor answer
Get to your surgeon: 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!See 2 more doctor answers
Hopefully quick: Partial knee replacements tend to progress at a much faster rate than a total. Often times, within one-two weeks, you should be getting around quite well without much pain.See 1 more doctor answer
Relief from pain: A partial knee replacement involves a resurfacing of one of three parts of the knee (medial, lateral, or patella-femoral compartments). There may be some lateral knee numbness after surgery. Recovery is quicker than a total knee replacement; usually @6 weeks. After surgery you need to take an antibiotic before any dental or GI procedures and avoid high impact activities.See 2 more doctor answers
Minimal: Partial knee replacement done well should be mild to moderately painful for about a week. By two weeks it should be tapering off. The pain is far less than total knee replacement if done well and with minimal incisions. Post op therapy is very minimal for partial knee replacements. The key to success is precision installation. Look into robotic installation which can be done minimally invasive.See 1 more doctor answer
Good outcome: If it is done the wright way for the wright diagnosis.See 3 more doctor answers
Should improve: By 2 months post-op, most partial knee replacements are near pain free. If pain is increasing, then discuss this with your surgeon. The pain source must be identified. Possibilities include joint infection, nerve irritation, hip problems, back problems, etc. Continue to work gentle range of motion of the joint to work out stiffness, but limit standing and walking until pain improves.See 1 more doctor answer
Partial Knee: With partial knee replacement, only one of the three knee compartments is replaced (or resurfaced). I have a good comparison of issues with partial versus total knee replacement on my website at the following link: http://www. Andrewpearle. Com/robotic/robotic-knee-resurfacing. HtmlSee 2 more doctor answers
Surfaces restored: 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.See 1 more doctor answer
Quick recovery: The procedure usually takes about 1 hour and patients often stay one night in the hospital. Patients need crutches and pain meds for 1-2 weeks. Many patients return to work after 2 weeks. Low impact exercises such as stationary bike are started at 2 weeks. People typically are sore from weeks 2-6 but feel as good or better than preop. Patients often return to golf and tennis at 6-12 weeks.See 1 more doctor answer
Your Call...: Ultimately, it's your decision. Why not get several opinions from various surgeons and then decide.
Why?: I'm not sure why one would go to singapore to have such a procedure done? I would have it done in the states if it is indicated you certainly don't want to have a partial replacement done and then find out that it wasn't sufficient for your problem and then need to undergo a total knee replacement.See 1 more doctor answer
1-2 months: Full function and range of motion can be restored as soon as 2 weeks, but full strength may take more than 2 months.See 1 more doctor answer
Depends: A properly done partial knee replacement on the correct patient can last 20 or more years. When the plastic wears down, you can replace just the plastic or if the other compartment has worn down, you may need to replace the partial with a total knee. I recommend you look into makoplasty partial knee replacement. You can see the surgery on my website at www. Roboticknee md. Com.See 1 more doctor answer
What are the chances of going from needing a partial knee replacement to a full knee replacement?
It depends: Typically, only approximately 10% of patients with knee arthritis will qualify for a partial knee replacement based on strict criteria. However, depending on what your symptoms are, expectations, and most importantly discussions with your surgeon, the threshold to going from a partial knee replacement and ending up with a full knee replacement may change.See 4 more doctor answers
What are the chances of the surgery changing from a partial knee replacement to a full knee replacement?
Uncommon, age: If the partial knee replacement is performed correctly, one should expect it to last for many years. At the age of 38, you still need to avoid running for excercise, just as for a full knee replacement. If indicated, much better option for you at your very young age.See 2 more doctor answers
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