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I had TKR on 11th April 2018 and have been concerned by yellowish clear liquid leaking from my wound. At the Physio Class I asked the Nurse to look at my wound. She got a Doctor to come and swabs were taken, bloods, and I was given antibiotics and new dressings. Consensus of opinion was that I had an infection.
I wasn’t able to get an appt. with my Medical Centre for a dressing change for a fortnight. I decided I better replace the dressings myself. Receptionist thought this best. The liquid was running down my leg and into my shoes. I carried on doing the dressings regularly becoming extremely concerned.
Today, the hospital rang me for a progress report. I related the above and they told me to attend the hospital straight away. I was told at the hospital that no infection was found on the swabs or in my blood. Nurse took photos of my wound and I was asked to describe the discharge.
Back home, I received a call from the Nurse. She had told the Surgeon of my problem and shown him the photo. I am not to take any more antibiotics and return to Outpatients on Tuesday. I am concerned.
I looked online tonight to try to discover what was going on with my knee. I read of “Knee Ooze” and “Serous Liquid”. The description of this tally’s with my symptoms!
Has anyone any first hand experience of this, please? In UK apparently, it is seldom discussed, but the US has better info regarding it. Any help or advice gratefully received. MM 🙃
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