Prosthetic joint infection is an infection of a joint after a joint replacement or prosthesis has been placed.
Symptoms can include fever, swelling, increased warmth and redness of affected joint, wound breakdown/discharge or even dehiscence.
Antibiotics are often administered at the time of joint replacement surgery to reduce the risk of prosthetic joint infection.
Diagnosis is clinical and will require review by a doctor. Very often, further procedures such as joint aspiration or further surgery may be required.