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Is it possible to get arthritis in an artificial joint?

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Dr. Joe Wilkinson answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

No: If a complete joint replacement was done (as opposed to a partial replacement ) there is no remaining joint to have arthritis. There can however be inflammation in the soft tissues surrounding an artificial joint.

Answered 2/22/2020

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Dr. James Shapiro answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery

Yes and no: You can't get osteoarthritis, but you can get an inflammatory arthritis. There are many types of inflammatory arthritis. Please check with your doctor.

Answered 2/22/2020

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