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To protect you, your family and the staff of RNOH Private Care, we now have the facilities to offer video consultations. Your consultant will tell you if your appointment is to be carried out in this way and their practice secretary will provide you with all of the information you need to do this.

If you are asked to attend RNOH Private Care outpatient centre for your appointment, please ensure that you read the information below and follow any social distancing instructions when you arrive at the hospital:

CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

If you have symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), however mild, do not leave your home for 7 days from when your symptoms started. The symptoms are:

  • new continuous cough and/or
  • high temperature

You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days, contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999. You can find the latest information and advice at www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

Do: 

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – alcohol gel is effective against respiratory viruses
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately
  • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

Don't

  • touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

Surgery of any type has the potential for infection - including knee replacements. Bacteria can attach to and around the area of the new implants and present as a problem in the hospital, after going home and in some cases, many years later.

The most common symptom being the pain, but the implant may also lose attachment to the bone causing instability and loss of mobility.

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The most common symptom being the pain - even when resting, but the implant may become stiff causing instability and loss of mobility. Other symptoms may present as: -

  • High temperature
  • Shaking and chills
  • Swelling and redness around the site of the surgery
  • Discharge from the site of the surgery

Your GP may conduct the following: -

  • X-rays: to see loosening or a change in the position of the components
  • MRI scan to help determine why your knee has failed and the condition of the bone
  • Blood tests to see what infection you have or if you have a reaction to the metal components in your knee

The most common cause of the infection is from bacteria during surgery. 

Revision knee surgery - Due to the nature of the revision surgery, you will complete a physical examination with your GP. You must be healthy enough to complete the procedure and the post-surgery recovery.
Chronic medical conditions, such as heart disease, may require additional evaluation/testing before surgery.

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