How to avoid Infection after Knee Replacement?
Here are a few things to consider about knee replacement surgeries and infections.
After a knee replacement surgery, the probability of infection is about 1 out of 100 cases. However, if an infection develops, there can be serious complications. Most infections occur in the first 2 years after surgery, but anyone who undergoes knee replacement is always at risk for an infection.
Some itching and swelling at the site of surgery is normal within the first few months after the surgery. Your doctor would discuss with you what you can expect before and after a knee replacement surgery, including the recovery period. If you feel that you are not recovering as expected, an infection could have developed. Remember that severe swelling, high fever, chills, smelly drainage, and excessive pain are signs that an infection may have developed in the repaired knee.
What to do
If you witness any signs of an infection in your knee, you need to seek treatment quickly. This will help your doctor take necessary action to prevent the infection from spreading and becoming worse and save you from unnecessary pain and discomfort.
Although you may be tempted to take care of an infection on your own, it’s best to seek your surgeon’s help and opinion to determine the best course of action.
If the infection has not yet spread, your doctor would prescribe antibiotics but for deeper infections, surgery might be required to remove the infected implant, clean the area and place a new implant.
To prevent an infection in your knee –
• Keep your surgical area clean.
• Infections from other parts of your body can reach your knees too. A common way infection develops is a dental issue that is left untreated. So, consult your dentist before your knee replacement procedure, to treat any cavities or other dental issues before you go for a knee replacement.
Although infections after joint replacement are rare, they can still be quite complicated. If you have any questions on how to avoid an infection or how to allow your knee to heal completely, do not hesitate to ask your orthopedic surgeon immediately.
To learn more about total knee replacement and other knee arthritis treatments, call one of the best orthopedic surgeons in Phoenix AZ, call Phoenix Shoulder and Knee at 480-219-3342.
Phoenix Shoulder & Knee
1215 W Rio Salado Parkway
Suite 105, Tempe, AZ 85281
This release was published on openPR.
Permanent link to this press release:
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.
You can edit or delete your press release How to avoid Infection after Knee Replacement? here
News-ID: 1395205 • Views: 223
More Releases from Phoenix Shoulder & Knee
Preventing and Repairing Rotator Cuff Tears
Rotator cuff tears are a common cause of shoulder pain. The most common type of rotator cuff tear involves failure of the tendon to attach to the tuberosity. This usually occurs near the bicep tendon, or the supraspinatus tendon. Pain resulting from a rotator cuff tear can be felt over the outside of the shoulder and upper arm. Patients may find it difficult to raise the injured arm above the
Meniscal Tears in the Knee
Meniscal tears are a common knee injury and can occur in any age group. Treatment for a meniscal tear will depend upon the age and needs of the patient, whether arthritis is present, and the orientation of the tear. Knee and the Meniscus The meniscus is a C-shaped structure made of fibrocartilage. It lies between the thigh bone (femur) and shin bone (tibia). The menisci are fixed to the femur, tibia, and
Difference between an ACL Tear and MCL Tear
Knee injuries are very common among athletes and individuals with an active lifestyle. One of the most common sports injuries to the knee are tears in the ACL or the MCL. The knee is a complicated joint. A number of muscles, bones and ligaments, along with the joint, work together to help you move. However, a tear in the ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) or MCL (Medial Collateral Ligament) can restrict
Shoulder Dislocation Symptoms and Treatment
Shoulder dislocation is a common shoulder injury that causes severe painful and limited movement. This injury is common in athletes and may also result from a fall or other trauma to the joint. Since the shoulder is the body’s most mobile joint, it is at risk to dislocate easily, especially as a repeat injury. There are two different types of shoulder dislocation – • A partial dislocation, or subluxation, occurs when the top
More Releases for Remember
Help People Remember Your Brand with a Great Logo Design
Summitsoft presents an affordable alternative for startups and small businesses looking for a way to amplify their brand messages with a beautifully crafted logo. Every branding strategy starts with a logo, and many corporate logos have become among the most recognized symbols in the world. In fact, chances are people will recognize your logo before they remember the name of your company. That's why you need to create something that
7 Things To Remember Before Having Breast Lift Surgery
Women often reach a point in life where her breasts are no longer perky as they were in her 20’s. Such changes in the aesthetics are related to aging, having kids, or weight fluctuations, but it is not obvious that these will lead to sagging breasts in the future. The condition of excessively sagged breasts, or ptotic breasts, can be contoured with plastic surgery, with a procedure called Breast Lift, or
Tips to Remember When Booking a Vacation Home Rental
CELEBRATION, FLA. (April 24, 2012) – With multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, full kitchens, spacious floor plans, concierge and guest services along with amenities including pools and spas, recreation rooms and more, booking a vacation home provides unmatched value to travelers wanting to get the most out of their vacation dollar. However, it can be difficult choosing the right vacation home with the multitude of options available. Guests considering a vacation
A date to remember with celebrities at Water Kingdom
Mumbai, 6th June, 2011: Water Kingdom recently concluded their 13th anniversary celebrations on 5th June, 2011 with much gusto. The response received was tremendous and revelers enjoyed their time to the fullest at Water Kingdom, with fantabulous celebrities performing to best of the remixed music. Water Kingdom’s one and a half month anniversary celebration was a much-needed pause that refreshed and reinforced the visitors to enjoy the summer
Aussie Champion Develops iPhone App to Remember
After the amazing feat of memorising over 2000 business names and 18,000 digits from the Sydney Yellow Pages, Australian Memory Champion Tansel Ali has embarked on another adventure and developed an iPhone Application to help the average learner realise that we can all have a phenomenal memory. “Memory E-Book – The 4 Most Powerful Memory Techniques”, has been the most popular iPhone application on memory improvement, with over 17,000 downloads and
Many Reasons to Remember Library of BITS Pilani Rajasthan India today
The task of a University is the creation of future and no university in the world has ever risen to greatness without a correspondingly great library and the magnificent Library at BITS Pilani will tell everyone the obvious. April 23 is just no ordinary date. Its a symbolic date for world literature, for this day happens to be the birth or death date of many renowned authors like Cervantes, Shakespeare, Inca