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Knee replacements infection

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

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I developed an infection after almost 10 years of TKR. For a variety of reasons it wasn’t diagnosed very quickly. By the time I got to a new surgeon in WA state I had septic arthritis.

A surgery to remove the old implant, a medicated spacer and antibiotic beads were placed in my knee. I had 7 weeks of 2 antibiotics via pic line and follow up of 3 months oral antibiotics.

I have to say recovery from both surgeries in WA went better than any I had previously. I think I was really lucky!

I feel pretty good now but do need to work more on strength, endurance and balance.

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Do you know what caused the infection?