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What should I do if my total knee replacement of 2 1/2 years begins to make "clicking " & "popping " sounds?

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 more

Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Knee Replacement (Definition)

It is when a surgeon removes and exchanges some are all of the componets of your knee. The bottom end of the thigh bone (femur), the upper end of the shin bone (tibia) and the undersurface of ...Read more


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Why does my knee replacement keep popping?

Why does my knee replacement keep popping?

Knee replacement: This is typically from the piece of the implant that allows for the smooth movement between the femur and tibial pieces. If this is painful or you have questions see your surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the popping I hear after knee replacement surgery?

What is the popping I hear after knee replacement surgery?

Normal: As it is a man-made device, it is not unusual to hear/feel painless clicking in your knee after a successful knee replacement. If concerned, have your surgeon re-evaluate your knee. ...Read more

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I have a mild ache in my knee and it makes a popping noise on extension, will I need a knee replacement?

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 more

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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 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?

See your surgeon: Check in with your orthpaedic surgeon if you are still having issues. Knee replacement can have a lengthy recovery. Your doctor can check you for problems that may benefit from treatment. ...Read more

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What is the clicking noise from a knee replacement?

What is the clicking noise from a knee replacement?

Metal touching plast: This is normal and the sound of the metal parts tapping against the plastic parts.
Nothing to worry about buy commonly asked.
As long as there is no pain it is just fine. ...Read more

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Had a fall on my knee replacement, getting a lot of pain & it's clicking, could it be damaged?

Had a fall on my knee replacement, getting a lot of pain & it's clicking, could it be damaged?

Sure could, best 2 C: Ur surgeon & have it evaluated by xam & hands on exam & imaging. used uni knee as I like them, in the those who have unicompartmental disease, and have good bone stock. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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Why does my knee replacement click when I walk?

Why does my knee replacement click when I walk?

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 more

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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 more

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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

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

Search: Search at the web site of the american academy of orthopedic surgeons at http://www. Aaos. Org/. The engine to search for orthopedist is: http://www6.Aaos. Org/about/public/members. Cfm
you may also call the local medical society. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I had a knee replacement and now my knee dosent ben t?

What do you advise if I had a knee replacement and now my knee dosent ben t?

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

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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?

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?

Post surgical knee: Scar tissue that forms following surgery may prevent full range of motion. If physical therapy cannot resolve this, manual manipulation is performed to break the scar tissue ...Read more

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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 more

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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 more

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How can I avoid knee replacement?

How can I avoid knee replacement?

Exercise stay thin: There are no medicines or nutritional suppliments that proven to stop arthritis, but keeping weight down and exercising cand delay arthritis symptoms. ...Read more

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Tell me about knee replacement surgetu?

Tell me about knee replacement surgetu?

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 more

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When is a knee replacement recommended?

When is a knee replacement recommended?

For pain: When an artistic knee fails non operative therapy and becomes painful enough to interfere with normal activities, surgeons consider knee replacement. ...Read more

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What's the normal age for knee replacement?

Varies: Depending on the pathology, the amount of pain, and the amount of conservative treatment tried. Significant increase in the 50-59 year age group, still average age over 60. ...Read more

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How can you know if you need a knee replacement?

Pain: If you have pain on a daily basis, the pain prevents you from doing things you would ordinarily do. If you have tried or oral anti-inflammatories and injections with cortizone (hydrocortisone) and they have not helped. You should also have x-rays that show advanced degenerative joint disease. ...Read more

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Is a knee replacement categorized as a disability?

Is a knee replacement categorized as a disability?

Yes: It is not considered a total disability. And varies from patient to patient. It does not automatically qualify you for any particular benefits. ...Read more

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Told I need a knee replacement. What are my options?

Told I need a knee replacement. What are my options?

Many: Understand your problem and get a second opinion. Discuss options such as injections (steroid vs non-steroid), arthroscopy, osteotomy, and partial knee replacement vs total knee replacement. Other less likely option may include cartilage transplantation. ...Read more

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What are consequences of waiting to get a knee replacement?

What are consequences of waiting to get a knee replacement?

Pain and swelling: Possible progression of deformity as well. Range of motion and strength must be maintained while waiting. If you can tolerate the pain, then there should be no rush to knee replacement. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: knee replacement?

What is the definition or description of: knee replacement?

Easy!: It is when a surgeon removes and exchanges some are all of the componets of your knee. The bottom end of the thigh bone (femur), the upper end of the shin bone (tibia) and the undersurface of the knee cap (patella). ...Read more

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Which is better zimmer or johnson&johnson for knee replacement?

Many choices: Many types of knee replacements. Check with your orthopedic surgeon for his/her preference and experience. ...Read more

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What to if I am having a partial knee replacement, what to expect?

What to if I am having a partial knee replacement, what to expect?

Good outcome: If it is done the wright way for the wright diagnosis. ...Read more