What would cause a full elbow replacement to constantly be leaking fluid?

Infection. If an elbow replacement is leaking fluid through a hole in the skin you most likely have an infection. This is very serious and requires urgent surgery including possibly removing the prosthesis to cure the infection.

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For what reason would a full elbow replacement constantly be leaking fluid?

Infection. If you have a draining joint replacement you need surgery to minimally close the leak but a joint infection needs to be assumed. See your surgeon asap or get a second opinion. Read more...

Why would a full elbow replacement be leaking fluid?

Need infection eval. Total joint replacement implants should not normally "leak" once initial lund healing occurs (just days after surgery). You need o see your surgeon to be evaluated for infection. Read more...

Why would a full elbow replacement be leaking?

Infection. No joint should leak, after it heals from surgery. Persistent leakage or new leakage from any joint replacement should always be treated as an infection, until proved otherwise. Go see your surgeon asap! an infected joint replacement is a very difficult problem to treat and can lead to an amputation, if not properly treated. Read more...