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why is my knee replacement clicking and popping

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See your surgeon: As an artifical device some clicking can be normal, especially in certain designs. New onset of clicking or popping can be a sign of laxity or "patel ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Russinoff
20 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
See your surgeon: Clicking in knee replacements is very common as the parts are metal and plastic(polyethylene). Popping may indicate some swelling or fluid build up i ... Read More
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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
If painful get seen: Non painful clicking and popping sounds are not worrisome. It can be common to hear clicks. If you are having pain with these sounds call your sur ... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Knee replacement: This is typically from the piece of the implant that allows for the smooth movement between the femur and tibial pieces. If this is painful or you hav ... Read More
Dr. James Flanagan
47 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Knee click: The click is caused by metal impacting against plastic, a common finding after total knee replacement.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Luks
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Metal on Plastic: The knee prosthesis we use to resurface or replace your joint is made of metal and plastic. When the two pieces contact each other it is not uncommon ... Read More
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Dr. Christopher Hajnik
17 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Normal: As it is a man-made device, it is not unusual to hear/feel painless clicking in your knee after a successful knee replacement. If concerned, have you ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Slattery
30 years experience Sports Medicine
No: Your "need' for a knee replacement depends entirely upon you and how you are feeling. Knee replacements are used for people with severe arthritis tha ... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See your surgeon: Check in with your orthpaedic surgeon if you are still having issues. Knee replacement can have a lengthy recovery. Your doctor can check you for prob ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Metal touching plast: This is normal and the sound of the metal parts tapping against the plastic parts. Nothing to worry about buy commonly asked. As long as there is no ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Could be, But I :: would like to get it checked by your surgeon, to ensure the underlying bones are not injured from the fall. Continue exercises as long as they do not ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Possibly: Have an orthopedist reevaluate the knee. These symptoms may suggest loosening of a component of the prosthesis.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fisher
38 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Most do: When metal and polyethylene implants separate and then come back together, it can create a 'click' in the knee. Most patients with tka will experienc ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kourosh Shamlou
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes.: It is completely normal, it is because of metal and plastic moving over each other.
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