Knee Joint Replacement (cont.)
Self-Care at Home
Follow your prescribed physical therapy program carefully to rehabilitate your new knee joint.
Because your total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a substitute (prosthetic) device, it can become infected when bacteria enter the blood. Doctors commonly prescribe antibiotics when you have other surgery, such as dental work, invasive tests, or surgery elsewhere on your body.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/18/2013
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