Total knee replacement

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It is almost 9 months since I had my left knee replaced

I was getting on fine till I had a  bout of viral fever almost two months back

I continue to have swelling  about 10 percent more than my my right knee,There is stiffness and  bearable pain at various places in and around knee

I regularly go for 45 minutes walk in the morning in addition I play 9 holes of golf on alternate days

Should I wait for some more time hoping that it will get better in due course or I need to consult an orthopedist ?

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    Not sure what you mean by Virgil fever but you need to get to the ortho at once. The metal in the prosthesis can be a magnet for any kind of infection. Swelling and unusual heat should be discounted as unimportant. I've been through 2 staph infections and believe me, they are serious. This isn't just an attempt to scare you but only to tell you that a call to your Dr isn't going to be laughed at.

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      It was Viral fever.About 2 months back there was unexpected rain and I had got soaked.For next four days I was down with fever.

      There is no reddishness and no unusual  heat.

      There is no pain while sitting.It is painful while sleeping and when the knees touch each other.When I   start walking it is slightly more but it comes to bearable level after walking for about100 yards or so

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