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Upon knee revision if plastic and metal particles are found from worn out prosthesis is there cause for concern?

Upon knee revision if plastic and metal particles are found from worn out prosthesis is there cause for concern?

Expected: Not really, as wear debris is usually found at the time of revision surgery. Metal debris being present suggests metal against metal contact with the original implant which often requires more extensive surgery than if the only issue is plastic debris. ...Read more

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Prosthesis (Definition)

A prosthesis is an artificial substitute for a missing part of the body. Examples would be an artifical ...Read more


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With regards to total knee replacement, what are the symptoms of a failing prosthesis?

With regards to total knee replacement, what are the symptoms of a failing prosthesis?

Pain and swelling: A "failing" prosthesis implies some type of mechanical failure of the knee replacement. Symptoms usually include pain, swelling, warmth to touch; may also experience weakness or instability. An orthopaedic consult with xrays is recommended. ...Read more

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I am a below knee amputee using prosthesis. Some time my back portion of stump starts burning and on further use of prothesis it develope to blister.

Prosthetic fit: These are common signs of an ill fitting prosthesis. The residual limb after an amputation often changes shape and the prosthetic socket needs to be modified or replaced.. Contact your prosthetist or physical rehabilitation physician for evaluation. Once the possibility of an ill fitting prosthesis is determined your physician can investigate other possible causes. ...Read more

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How dangerous could be if one person contract bacterial pneumonia after a surgery ( total knee replacement) could this put in danger the prosthesis?

How dangerous could be if one person contract bacterial pneumonia after a surgery ( total knee replacement) could this put in danger the prosthesis?

Post knee replacemen: It depends on the length of time from the surgery. You will probably be fine as long as you are being treated and them followed for 6-8 weeks ...Read more

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Can trauma to partial knee replacement loosen prosthesis have pain around it and down leg into foot foot feels weird?

Can trauma to partial knee replacement loosen prosthesis have pain  around it and down leg  into foot foot feels weird?

Yes: You should call your orthopedic surgeon immediately. Hopefully, there is just bruising but more serious damage should be excluded. Pain into your foot could be caused by pressure on a nerve. If so, time to decompression could be important to preserving a good leg. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Which structure(s) within the knee are most likely to be damaged?

Which structure(s) within the knee are most likely to be damaged?

Meniscus.: Meniscus (cartilage) tears, are the most common structural problem within the knee. Acl tears are also very common. ...Read more

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My knee s are in early stage of crepitus, how can I take care of them?

My knee s are in early stage of crepitus, how can I take care of them?

Early stage of drep-: -itis is not a diagnosis, it is a symptom. The underlying disease is the problem. Crepitation can B due 2 many reasons such as chondromalacia, DJD, RA & also prior injury. Also is it patellar only or the whole joint? Need more info. ...Read more