Re: POSSIBLE HIP JOINT INFECTION
Had second (left) total hip replacement anterior surgery 10/24/16. Currently at 11 week mark. Unfortunately, I continue to have more joint pain now than I had pre-surgery.
Ortho doctor is suspicious of a deep joint infection (there is no sign of infection from outside, as all healed nicely and no swelling). I have had two blood tests for sedimentation rate and protein. Both were elevated, which is an indication of infection. Next was a visit with musculoskeletal radiologist for hip joint aspiration of joint fluids. I am awaiting results.
Question : Has anyone experienced this ?