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Fever after having TKR, redness on the back of leg and knee. Should I be worried ?

i had TKR on Feb. 6. I now have a fever of 100.1. I have redness on the back of my leg and redness on the knee . I called the surgeon and they had me go for a doppler today to rule out a blood clot. They told me to watch the redness for a couple of days. When they told me this, I did not have the fever. My surgeon did not ask to see me. Should I be worried about an infection? The redness is the same today as it was yesterday.
Asked On : Fri, 15 Feb 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response

I have studied your case.

As pre your history infection is likely diagnosis
You may need to investigate like CRP ,CBC,ESR
PCR culture is very useful to find culprit organism.

If infection is confirmed then debriedment is required .Persistent infection revision operation is required.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

Take care
Answered: Wed, 30 Oct 2013
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