Dr. Matava recalls the symptoms associated with an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) infection after surgery.
Well, the hallmark symptoms typically occur between 7 and 14 days after the operation; it is manifested by increasing pain in the joint, redness, swelling, perhaps drainage from the surgical wound and fever.
About Dr. Matava, M.D.:
Dr. Matthew J. Matava, M.D., is an associate professor and orthopedic surgeon at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Specializing in sports medicine, his clinical areas of interest include ligament injuries of the knee, athletic injuries of the shoulder and elbow, and pediatric orthopedic knee disorders.