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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.
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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.
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