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Can an artificial joint manifest a reaction or symptoms?
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Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes?
Artificial joints only act as resurfacings for arthritic joints.
Therefore, ligaments, muscles, and nerve endings are preserved. So, if the joint is irritated, unstable, or inflammed then the usual response of pain and swelling ensues. So, an artificial joint can become symptomatic like any native joint.

In brief: Yes?
Artificial joints only act as resurfacings for arthritic joints.
Therefore, ligaments, muscles, and nerve endings are preserved. So, if the joint is irritated, unstable, or inflammed then the usual response of pain and swelling ensues. So, an artificial joint can become symptomatic like any native joint.
Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: Yes
They can loosen or even cause the body to "reject" them.

In brief: Yes
They can loosen or even cause the body to "reject" them.
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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