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Why Is My Knee Replacement Clicking And Popping
What should I do if my total knee replacement of 2 1/2 years begins to make "clicking " & "popping " sounds ?
See your surgeon: Clicking in knee replacements is very common as the parts are metal and plastic(polyethylene). Popping may indicate some swelling or fluid build up in the knee. You should see your knee surgeon or knee replacement specialist to have it evaluated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a total knee replacement three months ago. My knee locks up, is extreamly stiff, clanks, and makes popping noises. It is not infected. Why?
I have a mild ache in my knee and it makes a popping noise on extension, will I need a knee replacement?
No: Your "need' for a knee replacement depends entirely upon you and how you are feeling. Knee replacements are used for people with severe arthritis that have been unable to control their pain with a lot of different non-surgical treatments. The pain is typically severe enough that it interferes with their daily activities. After a good discussion with your surgeon, surgery can then be considered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Knee replacement was done 2006 but now getting pain and clicking in it. Is this in it's way out and I need another replacement done? I'm 54 yrs old.
It probably isn't as: its only been there for 7-8 yrs. You do need to have it seen to, & XR's and some lab work done; and may be some scans as well. to make the correct Dx, before one can say whether you need a Revision or not. Meanwhile use a Cane while ambulating and do the exercises you were shown after your surgery, as they most likely would do no harm, but strengthen the muscles & reduce your pain even. Get Seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most do: When metal and polyethylene implants separate and then come back together, it can create a 'click' in the knee. Most patients with tka will experience this. Early on it may be related to swelling in the joint and be caused by the patella hitting the femoral implant while walking. When the swelling is gone, the femoral and tibial implant can separate slightly and click when they re-contact. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: It is completely normal, it is because of metal and plastic moving over each other. ...Read more
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