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Offline ljljlj393

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URGENT! Don't know if i should go to the ER right now
« on: January 08, 2013, 12:00:07 AM »
so i had a tibial osteotomy about 3.5 weeks ago. today my leg hurt more than usual and now right over the shin bone is completely swollen, and more raised than before.  i'm worried it could be a bone infection because i looked it up and it seems possible. what should i do? wait it out or go to the er?
Microfracture-2010
Mosaicplasty-2011
Debrisment-2012
Tibial Osteotomy /Fulkerson Osteotomy-2012

Offline Mrs.W

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Re: URGENT! Don't know if i should go to the ER right now
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2013, 04:49:08 AM »
I would go to ER. Can't hurt. Good luck!!!

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Re: URGENT! Don't know if i should go to the ER right now
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2013, 05:46:56 AM »
Is it red and swollen?   Any fever?

I would call the surgeon.
1991 - R ACL patellar tendon, med. meniscus removed (50%)
2002 - R ACL revision, cadaver, lat. meniscus removed (50%)
2011 - L ACL patellar tendon, med. and lat. meniscus REPAIR. 
3/2012 - L Medial meniscectomy (didn't heal from 2011), microfracture
11/6/12  - L TTT (maquet). Micro fully healed

Offline Brambledog

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Re: URGENT! Don't know if i should go to the ER right now
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2013, 01:52:22 PM »
I understand your worry after that kind of op. I would ring your surgeon's office and request an urgent response. If you don't get it, then go to ER - they are often wary when you have not long had surgery, so might contact your surgeon themselves.

Good luck.

Brams  ;)
2009 - diagnosed coeliac
Aug 2011 - L knee arthroscopy
Aug 2011 - diagnosed PF arthritis L knee
Nov 2011 - diagnosed CRPS L knee
Dec 2011 - MRI R knee, PFOA is worse than L!
June 2012 - no surgery 'til TKR's
Nov 2012 - CRPS spread to L foot/thigh, increasing pain
- Worsening pain/symptoms R knee
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