LymphNotes.com  

Go Back   Lymph Notes Forums > Lymphedema Information > Lymphedema and Other Conditions

Lymphedema and Other Conditions Information on lymphedema and other medical conditions.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rating: Thread Rating: 4 votes, 5.00 average. Display Modes
  #1  
Old Aug 11, 2009, 05:05 AM
LindaF LindaF is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 4
Lymphedema, arthritis and knee replacement

I have lymphedema in both lower extremities, as well as osteoarthritis in both knees. I really want/need a knee replacement, but know that there is a higher risk of infection withe the lymphedema. Anyone have any experience with this? Any references or information?
__________________
Linda F.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old Aug 11, 2009, 05:23 AM
Ann's Avatar
Ann Ann is offline
Lymph Notes Team
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: The South
Posts: 229
Suggested Reading

My suggestion is that you go to the Lymph Notes Table of Contents and find the article "Protecting Lymphedema Patients During Surgery." http://www.lymphnotes.com/article.php/id/465/

Then, when you are ready to arrange for the surgery, be certain that your doctor is familiar with lymphedema and the risks and precautions associated with surgery.

Ann
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
2009 by Lymph Notes, all rights reserved.
You Rated this Thread: