The most common symptom is pain. Some patients have no symptoms but demonstrate a draining wound after surgery. This wound can even appear years later. Other signs include swelling, stiffness, instability, fevers, chills, or low blood pressure.
About the Author: Paul Norio Morton, MD
Dr. Paul Norio Morton is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon that practices on Oahu and the Big Island. He treats a broad range of orthopedic conditions including arthritis, sports injuries, hip and knee replacements, trauma, and robotic joint arthroplasty. He believes in treating his patients with a holistic approach – incorporating patient’s desires and expectations into the treatment of their musculoskeletal problems.