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Above Knee Prosthesis
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mom's (69) knee prosthesis got infected 2nd time,and she has appointment in 5 days.I am very worried.Can she lose leg? What is worst outcome?Thanks
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
How dangerous could be if one person contract bacterial pneumonia after a surgery ( total knee replacement) could this put in danger the prosthesis?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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