Knee Joint Replacement (cont.)
Knee Joint Replacement Treatment
If you have broken a bone, the doctor will first immobilize your leg and then may repair the break surgically.
If your knee replacement is worn and slipping, you likely will be given pain relievers until an orthopedist can determine if the knee should be replaced.
Infection in the joint calls for antibiotics, washing out the joint, and often replacing the joint.
Doctors will reset any dislocation promptly to decrease the chance of damage to nerves or blood vessels.
A confirmed clot is treated with anticlotting agents such as heparin (Hep-Lock, Liquaemin) or enoxaparin (Lovenox).
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/18/2013
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