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Knee replacements infection

Bones, Joints & Muscles | Last Active: Nov 20, 2023 | Replies (8)

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After 12 years of a wonderful result from knee replacement,I had septic arthritis,a bad infection that required 6 days in the hospital,a surgery requiring the plastic part removal with infected tissue and scar tissue removal and antibiotics applied to the area and metal parts. Than a month at home with a pic line for antibiotics and a life time of oral antibiotics. It was so much worse then the actual knee replacement and after 4 months,I’m still having some pain and swelling.
Plus I’m worried about side effects of meds and return of another infection that the surgeon said could return.

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Oh dear! I’m 15 months post TKR and haven’t even considered a possible knee infection now or in the future. I assume the risk of infection is gone. The surgeon does want me to take an antibiotic before any dental procedure forever. Do you have any idea how you got the infect?