Can a spreading infection from an infected knee implant be deadly?

Yes. If a knee implant gets infected and the infection doesn't respond to antibiotics then they may need to remove the implant so the infection doesn't spread.

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Had a cyst forming out the side of knee implant, drained it-it returned, removed it and did a poly exchange-came back, that should rule out infection?

No. Only a proper sterile knee/cyst aspiration with the aspirate sent for a full white blood cell and culture and sensitivity analysis will ever fully rule out an infection. Consult your orthopedic surgeon regarding this. Read more...