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    Old 03-17-2011, 06:21 AM   #1
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    Red face temperature after TKR

    I had a TKR 3/11. Is it normal to have a temperature after this type of surgery. The orthopedist says all labs look good. No swelling or redness of the knee.

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    Old 03-17-2011, 03:50 PM   #2
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    Re: temperature after TKR

    Yes i had a temp but no infection 4days after TKR so they kept me in hospital for a extra 2 days it turned out to be okay there was no infection or anything and the nursing staff told me sometimes that does happen so try not to worry take care

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    Re: temperature after TKR

    A low grade fever is common after many types of surgeries. The surgery is an "invasion" into your body and your immune system is adjusting to the knee, sutures, etc. This response results in a fever.

    I've always been told, after every surgery, having 101 degrees or higher for 24 hours or more requires the doctor to evaluate. That can be a sign of infection.
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