Staff member since March 18, 2018
- Aug 29, 2017
- United States
Bloodwork should be done to rule out infection.My concern is that it could be a sensitivity to metals, a deep infection, a loosening to the implant, or scar tissue.
You could also request a metal allergy test. Not saying that's what it is. But the test would rule an allergic reaction out.
For anyone who would like to get a full metal allergy test prior to any joint replacement surgery, you can get the test done in the USA by ordering the test kit from https://www.orthopedicanalysis.com/testing/order-testing-panel . You want the Orthopedic Panel Test 2. Once you get the test kit, your GP (or any lab) can do the blood draw and send it in for testing. You will have to have a doctor's order for the lab to run it. Most, if not all, insurances won’t cover it, but somethings are worth paying for.