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    rash and pain after a knee revision
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    ladydy1180 posted:
    :crying: Help anyone, I have had multiple knee surgeries, the latest is a revision of a total knee done just 14 months ago. With the revision he had to put in a larger spacer between the femoral and fibula/tibular joints. Since the surgery, like two days after coming home, I had a bout with cellutitus in that knee, fun trip to the ER. After one week on the antibiotics it looked like it might have done the trick, until 3 days after the end of the antibiotic. Lo and behold another infection was brewing so this time 10 days on the antibiotic. I just finished that round yesterday and the knee will not stop burning and hurting if I'm on it for more than 20 minutes. On top of that I have the weirdest looking rash, red blotchy, looking knee, right over the new component. Please if anyone has any suggestions or have had this before contact me so I might have a clue on what to do. I see the doc in one week :sad:
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    Geradine4733 responded:
    Sorry about your multiple knee surgeries. Pain is normal. The rash is not. Get to the doctor right away. Tell the receptionist that it is an emergency.
     
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    nina456 responded:
    ladydy1180, I had a knee replacement also and had a rash on my knee. The dr tried several things including antibiotics and none of that worked. Finally he gave me a script for hydrocotisone creme and that took care of that. Hope this is some help to you. nina


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