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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 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
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?
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
Is it common after a partial knee replacement to experienc a clicking sound when you bend your leg?
No but its okay: Painless clicks in the knee are not a concern. Painful clicks are investigated. Clicking early after partial knee replacement can occur in some patients but usually goes away over a few weeks or months. It is usually occurring from the metal femoral component tapping against the polyethylene plastic bearing when you go from the swing phase of gait to heel strike. Heard mostly by the patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Where can I get an orthopaedic surgeon in east memphis? Had a partial knee replacement in 97' and went bad after 6 mos.So had a tkr in 99' and 8 months after surgery i began to have clicking & grinding in my knee(it needs to come out and redone and tryin
See Ortho doc: you may need exercises to range your knee, however if there is something wrong with your replacement the orthopedic doc may need to further evaluate you. ...Read more
On june 10 th I have knee replacement. My knee doesn't respond as well as i expect. It doesn't flex enough. I will have knee manipulation. What is this?
I am having knee replacement in april, 2013. I can't take opium pain medication. What else can I take to relieve the pain? Thanks, dee
Many Choices: It would be very wise to meet with a pain specialist prior to your surgery to set yourself up for success. Alternative investigation too may help: meditation, acupuncture, massage. Possible meds include pain blocker Gabapentin (neurontin) anti inflammatory such as meloxicam, naprosyn, (naproxen) etc opiate alternative tramadol (warning; addictive too) seek specialty advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a medisic knee repair 1 yr ago and since then I have been in constant pain can't do the simplest thing do u think i could get knee replacement?
I have osteoarthritis in both knees but I am too young for knee replacement how can I manage the pain, i can, t get around very well.
Arthritis exercise.: Osteoarthritis is best treated with regular exercise and being at your ideal weight. The pain can be treated with acetaminophen, and anti inflammatory medications, such as naproxen, and ibuprofen. Injections to knees with steroids, or the use of Hyaluronate products are effective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Life Changing: If you have a bona fide need for replacement and have seen a reputable orthopedist, this surgery can change your life. You will have <1 week in the hospital, perhaps a week in rehab if any, and will have 2-6 weeks of rehabilitation to go through pending any complicaitons, your general health and condition. You will have some pain, stiffness and muscle atrophy, thus the therapy. Ask a lot of ?'s. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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