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Not necessarily: It depends how long after the surgery... Swelling is usually related to an inflammatory response that could be caused by an infection or a traumatic event, but not always. I need more details to try and determine the cause... ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Swelling of r ankle. Total knee replacement may 2012. Infection december 2012. Opened knee again. Now ankle swelling. Cause?
Uncommon: Infection after tha is a known complication that occurs in 0.1-2% of hip replacement procedures. Factors that can affect this incidence include patient conditions such as obesity, diabetes, or immune system diseases, as well as the length of surgery time, wound closure methods, and experience of the surgeon. Some hospitals and surgeons have higher rates of infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Still pain, stiffness, swelling, discoloration 11 months post ankle ligament reconstruction, physiotherapist thinks its CRPS, could this be possible?
Variable: Need to make sure infection is completely gone..... ...Read more
Tkr may. Dislocate patella nov. Medial pain believes MCL injury. Fixed brace 2 wk reexamine. What next?! if not healing. Can't do ultrasound or mri
Depends on reexamni-: Nation findings ; your symptoms. Ask all these questions of your treating surgeon, who knows you and probably did your surgery. You don't want to second guess him. Wait and be patient. No one can tell you whether its healing or not? He should be your best source of all information ; advice. Liston to him. Good luck and happy holidays. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swollen painful foot, no injury. ESR 95, WBC normal, PLT 660, ear infection with fever 5 days prior, on antibiotics. Rheumatoid negative. X ray normal
Fracture tib/fib, 4 years ago; swelling and pain treated 6 weeks bactrim; swelling with no pain recurred; resolved but serosaguinous exudate overlying?
Was there any test : Did the doctor order any x-rays or any other test to determine the cause of the exudate? Any cultures to see what is growing? May have bone infection. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) might not the be effective antibiotics and maybe an IV antibiotic is needed. You should definitely not wait too much longer and ask your doctor to do further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
29 y.O female. diangosis patella baja following orif for ruptured patellar tendon (hardware placed). Surgery next week. What should I expect post op?
Ask doc: In general the skin takes 10-14 days to heal. The patella tendon portion of the surgery will take 6 weeks for the primary tendon repait o heal during which time you will probably be immobilized fr 2 weeks then braced adnallowed motion (rate limited by your surgeon) ultimatley will start muscle strengthening which may take 3-4 months. ...Read more
Kidney pain, chills, fever. Had urine culture. Result: bacterial infection. But, where is infection? Bladder? Kidney? Bacterial UTI?
I need help to continue pain management due to continuing post op pain after C6 C7 disc surgery and absess removal due to MRSA infection. ?
It is very hard to m: Get rid of a spine infection with hardware present without washing out wound several times and being on IV antibiotics usually for 6 weeks. Sometimes a patient is transitioned onto oral antibiotic but just taking oral antibiotic will most likely not cure the infection but may suppress it while remaining on the antibiotic. It depends on whether an organism was identified & if sensitive to drug. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tkr may 8 . Patella dislocation nov 15 . Swelling pain. X-ray kneecap in place. What is problem. What next ? Lots medial pain
See your ORS: That is unfortunate! if your knee is well/aligned and u do not have a feeling of 'looseness' in your knee than a strengthening program for your muscles ( quads especially )would be recommended . If it happens again or you feel " unsteady " than see your ors or get another opinion about your tka.. Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you had tkr may. Continued issues walking and now nov 15 patella dislocates. Knee pain swollen. Thigh edema inner sl bulging. Next plan surgical?
Evaluate TKR: Early partella dislocation after a tkr that is non traumatic suggests that there maybe a malposition of some of the knee components. See your surgeon for best evaluation and discussion of the situation. Special xrays mayu be required including ct scan and weight bearing xrays of the knee. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: There are several possible causes so i would have the orthopedist evaluate the knee. ...Read more
If infected hardware is removed from ha-mrsa, can infection still reoccur? Culture showed vanco successful as treatment & 6 wk IV treament ends sun.
Probable not: If the hardware is removed and infection is completely treated it may not occur. However if patient is colonized then the person will be prone to having mirsa in skin. Infections. ...Read more
I had an ingrown toenail removed great toe. 7 days post op left side of toe is red, shiny, v painful. I'm assuming infection w/abscess.. Treatment ?
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