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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?
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
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?
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
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
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
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 more
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 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
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
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
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 more
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
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
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
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
Many choices: Many types of knee replacements. Check with your orthopedic surgeon for his/her preference and experience. ...Read more
Good outcome: If it is done the wright way for the wright diagnosis. ...Read more
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