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    TKR and leg swelling with rash
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    zochepiggy posted:
    I had a TKR done in 2010. It became infected and I had revision done 2012. Every time I spend a day walking or having my leg dangle, it swells to 3X it's normal size. Subsequently it breaks out in a rash that itches uncontrollably. The leg is red and hot to touch. I need to get my other knee replaced but will the swelling and rash cause it to become infected in both knees. The pain is unbearable. I am killing mu kidney with Advil because three doctors I have seen are more worried about the DEA that treating my pain.

    Zochepig
     
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    An_267838 responded:
    What's the DEA? What does your doctor say about the redness and swelling? That's usually a sign of infection. I would not think they would even considerate operating on you if you may have an infection.
     
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    editor_morgan responded:
    Hi zochepiggy,

    Have you seen a doctor since the last time you posted?

    Keep us posted.

    We are here for you ((hugs))


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