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What is the popping I hear after knee replacement surgery?

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Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
4 doctors agree

In brief: Normal

As it is a man-made device, it is not unusual to hear/feel painless clicking in your knee after a successful knee replacement.
If concerned, have your surgeon re-evaluate your knee.

In brief: Normal

As it is a man-made device, it is not unusual to hear/feel painless clicking in your knee after a successful knee replacement.
If concerned, have your surgeon re-evaluate your knee.
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
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Dr. Howard Luks
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Metal on Plastic

The knee prosthesis we use to resurface or replace your joint is made of metal and plastic.
When the two pieces contact each other it is not uncommon to notice a pop or click. There are other far less common reasons too, like instability, where the knee is loose.

In brief: Metal on Plastic

The knee prosthesis we use to resurface or replace your joint is made of metal and plastic.
When the two pieces contact each other it is not uncommon to notice a pop or click. There are other far less common reasons too, like instability, where the knee is loose.
Dr. Howard Luks
Dr. Howard Luks
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