Injections and Blood Clots after Total Joint Replacement

By Matt Paulus, MS, ATC, Site Coordinator

Infections & Blood Clots After Total Joint Replacement

By: Matt Paulus, MS, ATC, Site Coordinator

Post-op total knee replacement

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Most patients recover from total joint replacement without issue. However, in very isolated cases an issue with infection or a blood clot may develop and it is important to know the signs of each as they are serious conditions.

Infection Warning Signs

  • Persistent fever (greater than 100°)
  • Shaking chills
  • Increasing redness
  • tenderness
  • swelling around the wound
  • Increasing pain with both activity and rest

Blood Clot Warning Signs

  • Pain in your leg or calf unrelated to your incision
  • Tenderness or redness above or below your knee
  • Severe swelling of your thigh, calf, ankle, or foot
  • Pain in your calf when you stretch your toes upward
  • Area around knee feels very hot to touch

JOI Rehab

Whether you are suffering from back issues, joint pain, or injuries resulting from any type of activity, JOI has 12 physical therapy clinics conveniently located in Jacksonville and Northeast FL who specialize in orthopedic rehab.

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment at JOI Rehab for physical therapy, call (904) 858-7045. Come see us!

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