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Why is my knee replacement clicking and popping

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
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
Dr. Scott Russinoff
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 21 years experience
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
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
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
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
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
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction 48 years experience
Knee click: The click is caused by metal impacting against plastic, a common finding after total knee replacement.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Luks
Dr. Howard Luksanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
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
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Slattery
Sports Medicine 31 years experience
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
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
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
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
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
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
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
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Possibly: Have an orthopedist reevaluate the knee. These symptoms may suggest loosening of a component of the prosthesis.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fisher
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
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
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kourosh Shamlou
29 years experience
Yes.: It is completely normal, it is because of metal and plastic moving over each other.