Knee Replacement Patient Almost Loses Leg, Blames Bair Hugger Blanket

Oklahoma City, OK: After undergoing four surgeries in an attempt to treat a deep infection after knee replacement surgery, Robert’s orthopedic surgeon referred him to an infectious diseases specialist. “The specialist said that something had to attach itself to the prosthesis or area during surgery,” says Robert, “and I think the Bair Hugger warming blanket is the culprit.”

 

 

 

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