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Patient information following total hip and knee replacement

Wound Care helpline | 07891582190 Monday-Friday 9.00am-4.00pm

Should you develop any problems or concerns about your wound, please contact us for advice rather than contacting your GP:

We would much prefer you called and asked us a question than worry at home. There is an answer phone should you need to contact us outside normal working hours. We will contact you back as soon as possible; we return every call. Please leave your full name, the name of your consultant and if possible, your hospital number.

Signs & Symptons

  • Increased swelling
  • Warmth and redness around the wound that appears to be spreading
  • Any on-going drainage or pus from your wound
  • Increasing pain or stiffness in a previously well – functioning joint.
  • Increased temperature /fever

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