Unfortunately, an infected total knee replacement is very difficult to cure. If you have a deep infection, multiple surgeries are often required to cure the infection. You will usually need at least 6 weeks of intravenous antibiotics. Success rates following treatment of an infected knee replacement are variable depending on the chronicity of the infection, type of bacteria, and other medical problems.
About the Author: Paul 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.