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How do you tell if your artificial knee is wearing out?
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Get checked
If you are concerned about your artifical joint, see the surgeon who placed it and get his/her opinion.
You can even get a 2nd opinion or 3rd if necessary. Usually you will have laxity, perhaps pain, and perhaps loss of previous function. A feeling of unstable-ness of the knee may be present. Is there swelling, reddness, pain, fever? By all means, be seen.

In brief: Get checked
If you are concerned about your artifical joint, see the surgeon who placed it and get his/her opinion.
You can even get a 2nd opinion or 3rd if necessary. Usually you will have laxity, perhaps pain, and perhaps loss of previous function. A feeling of unstable-ness of the knee may be present. Is there swelling, reddness, pain, fever? By all means, be seen.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Artificial knee
You should get it routinely checked by your surgeon to look for early signs of wear or failure.

In brief: Artificial knee
You should get it routinely checked by your surgeon to look for early signs of wear or failure.
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
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