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A 55-year-old female asked:

Hello, i have an injury to my knee replacement. swelling, pain instability. from car accident 2 days ago. any thoughts on avoiding another surgery?

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Dr. Andrew Hoffman
General Surgery 36 years experience
See your Orthopedist: Once a joint replacement is in, the bone is thin around that site. A smaller amount of trauma might crack (break) that thin bone. When you have continued pain after injury, go get more tests to see if that could have happened. The ER could do the test, but your "Bone Dr." should be consulted.
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