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When should I call my doctor after knee replacement surgery?

Travis M. Hendry, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
Call your knee replacement surgeon if:
  • You have increasing redness, swelling, warmth, or tenderness of your knee.
  • Fluid is draining from your incision.
  • You have a persistent fever greater than 100.5 degrees F.
  • You missed one or more doses of your Coumadin. (If someone other than your surgeon is managing your Coumadin, call that person.)
  • Go to the emergency room if you have chest pain, uncontrolled coughing, or shortness of breath.

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