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I' having a knee replacement in 2 months. I just got a tattoo on my foot. Have i now messed up and delayed my surgery?

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Dr. Blake Miller
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

No.

In brief: No

No.
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Dr. Scott Hacker
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Likely to be fine !

A joint replacement surgery might be cancelled for any kind of skin infection or lesion on your leg.
If the tattoo is healing without any issues, you will likely to be just fine in 2 months.

In brief: Likely to be fine !

A joint replacement surgery might be cancelled for any kind of skin infection or lesion on your leg.
If the tattoo is healing without any issues, you will likely to be just fine in 2 months.
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Dr. Scott Hacker
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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Depends, ask Surgeon

Some do not mind this due to distance from operative site and some time passage, others are very conservative.
Of course they get more so when you have other illnesses (like diabetes or lupus, etc.), are older, and/or overweight. Call your surgeon's office now to facilitate rescheduling, if needed.

In brief: Depends, ask Surgeon

Some do not mind this due to distance from operative site and some time passage, others are very conservative.
Of course they get more so when you have other illnesses (like diabetes or lupus, etc.), are older, and/or overweight. Call your surgeon's office now to facilitate rescheduling, if needed.
Dr. Donald Alves
Dr. Donald Alves
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