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If a component was loose in a tkr, what would it feel like?
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Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
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In brief: Pain
The pain is usually worse with activity and better with rest.
It usually slowly gets worse with time.

In brief: Pain
The pain is usually worse with activity and better with rest.
It usually slowly gets worse with time.
Dr. Barry Waldman
Dr. Barry Waldman
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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: No specific feeling
Actually, loosening components may not have any specific presentation.
In many cases, it could be symptom free, and only detected on x-ray/imaging. In other cases, pain, swelling, and instability may be the presenting symptoms. Annual check-ups with your orthopedic surgeon for exam and x-rays is the best way to detect progressive component loosening.

In brief: No specific feeling
Actually, loosening components may not have any specific presentation.
In many cases, it could be symptom free, and only detected on x-ray/imaging. In other cases, pain, swelling, and instability may be the presenting symptoms. Annual check-ups with your orthopedic surgeon for exam and x-rays is the best way to detect progressive component loosening.
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
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