Fever following total knee arthroplasty.

  title={Fever following total knee arthroplasty.},
  author={Sarah E Guinn and Frank Castro and Ra{\'u}l Garc{\'i}a and Robert L. Barrack},
  journal={The American journal of knee surgery},
  volume={12 3},
This study investigated the incidence and clinical significance of postoperative fever in 118 consecutive patients undergoing 141 total knee arthroplasties (TKAs). A postoperative fever was recorded in 63 (66%) of 95 unilateral and 17 (74%) of 23 bilateral TKA patients. Nine of the unilateral and five bilateral TKA patients developed positive clinical or laboratory findings to explain the pyrexia. Unilateral TKA patients who experienced postoperative fever were statistically more likely to have… CONTINUE READING