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Is it normal for your knee replacement to snap when you put your leg into a frog leg type position?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Knee snapping: Yes. At the extremes of the range of joint motion, sounds like "snapping" are more likely to occur in both normal and artificial joints. The frog-legged position puts your knees through a relatively extreme position.
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Clunk: A clunk is common wit hmedial lateral stress avoid strange poistion if they dont have a little medlateralplay then the joints are tight and too stiff makes you appreciate the original.

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