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My wife has had a knee replacement and developed a low grade

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my wife has had a knee replacement and developed a low grade infection. she now has frequent dizzyness and lightheadedness. can that be a result of the infection? it has been recomended she have her knee re done. any thoughts
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?
Customer: there is no awelling but it does get sore and sometinmes(not often gives way)
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: other than a good fall thseveral years ago she is fine
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 11 months ago.


It would depend on the nature of her infection. If she had infection that involved the prosthesis then it would probably need to be replaced . it is not sounding that that is the case. She would probably have redness and swelling of the knee area ...

If she has something like recurring sinus infections then that would not of course mean that the knee would need any intervention. If she should be septic ( blood cultures positive for infection ) or if her knee was idntified as source of infection then that would need intervention ...

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Anthony Bray MD

Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 11 months ago.

PS a degree of pain and instability is common after a knee replacement ...

It would not be a pain free type issue at best ....