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Old Aug 11, 2009, 06:05 AM
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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?
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Old Aug 11, 2009, 06:23 AM
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Suggested Reading

My suggestion is that you go to the Lymph Notes Table of Contents and find the article "Protecting Lymphedema Patients During Surgery."

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.

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