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.
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Dr. Edward Hellman answered
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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.
Answered on Apr 30, 2015
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