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Granville, WV
A 43-year-old female asked:

Left knee medial compartment joint replacement hardware with abnormal uptake of tracer in the medial left femoral condyle proximal to the prosthesis.

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Varies : It varies in part on the type of scan you underwent and the timing of when your knee replace my was done as well. A standard bone scan will light up with increased bone activity and would be concerning for loosening, infection, or fracture. A white blood labeled scan that lights up whilst be concerning for infection. I would discuss with your surgeon.
Last updated Apr 30, 2015


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