- Jun 30, 2021
Good Morning,Hi there. I just found this chat room and should’ve looked for it along time ago. I had a knee replacement 2 1/2 years ago. I suffered pain and it was discovered that I had bone fragments growing from the side of my patella. Last July I had them cleaned up with arthroscopic surgery and wound up with an infection 3 1/2 weeks later. I had a debridement surgery after that and was put on IV antibiotics for six weeks. Long story short, I still have an infection in my knee.
I am scheduled for a revision surgery in December and have been on oral antibiotics for a year. I get around but the worst part now is a bulge below my knee on the tibia. It’s swollen and very very sore to the touch and limit my activities. It’s creating a lot of pain and inability to walk well.
Any insight on the swelling or ways to control it?
Responding to your post because your infections, pain similar to me. I will follow you.
My second knee is one year old March 31st. I have had pain most everyday.
Oct. / Nov. 2022 after so many blood test, X-rays, Family Doctor ordered Nuclear Scanning. After 5 sessions the Radiologist Report stated Focal Osteomyelitis.
Surgeon & family Doctor discounted the findings by Radiologist.
Surgeon referred me to another surgeon, who is rated the best and found that to be true.
After monthly blood tests, biopsy on side of knee opposite scan pin pointed infection.
New surgeon discounts Radiologist report also as biopsy show no growth.
My very good Doctor / Surgeon friend in Australia is Firm, My Focal Osteomyelitis cannot be detected by blood work.
Family Doctored ordered another round of Nuclear Scanning.
Started first round last Friday, Wednesday 29th. second all day scanning etc. then wrap up Thursday 30th.
Fingers crossed it is negative this time.
Good Luck, wishing you the best,