- Jan 6, 2021
- United States
Hi everyone. I am 3 months post op on right knee TKR. Lots of pain which is gradually getting Better. Such a slow recovery! Not what I expected. Is there a way to tell if you have infection in the joint? The skin over my knee is red and slightly swollen, hot to the touch. But I have never had a fever-do have chills- and blood work showed no white cells. Doctor says if joint was infected I would not be able to walk. Pt is gradual and mostly done by me at home on stationary bike after PT pushed me too hard at facility. I Do not take pain meds as hard to get any refills anymore due to opioid situation In US. So I am hoarding the last I have when I really need it. Does any of this sound norma? Very discouraged as I know people who have not had it this hard. thanks for any input.