Many online sites, and acquaintences, warn about infection in the knee after knee replacement. Although the doctor uses a pre-surgery
antibiotic and tests for MRSA (staph
) and treats if needed, the threat of infection still seems to hover over such surgeries.
The hospital has given me a special cleanser to use the week before surgery. I have had my teeth cleaned. And, I do understand that if I get sick, surgery will be rescheduled.