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How can a spider bit cause someone to need a knee replacement?
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not likely
While certain spider bites can cause damage to the skin and underlying soft tissue, I have never heard of a case where a spider bite resulted in the the need for a total knee replacement.

In brief: Not likely
While certain spider bites can cause damage to the skin and underlying soft tissue, I have never heard of a case where a spider bite resulted in the the need for a total knee replacement.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Scott Hacker
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: They can't
While bites can cause infection and illness from the venom or developing infection, such bites cannot directly cause severe osteoarthritis and the need for replacement surgery.
Very very rarely, an infection developing in a joint might lead to joint destruction and eventual need for joint replacement.

In brief: They can't
While bites can cause infection and illness from the venom or developing infection, such bites cannot directly cause severe osteoarthritis and the need for replacement surgery.
Very very rarely, an infection developing in a joint might lead to joint destruction and eventual need for joint replacement.
Dr. Scott Hacker
Dr. Scott Hacker
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