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What's up with my new knee?
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Gwhitmarsh posted:
I have had both my knees replaced. Right knee was done 04/10 and is 2 years old and doing great! Left knee was done 01/11, a year and 4 months old. I'm still taking half a pain pill for when it aches. It makes loud grinding and cracking noises. The other day it actually locked on me. I was just sitting in the car and when I went to get out I couldn't move it. Because it was painful. It felt like when you need to crack your bone but it gets hung up. I finally jumped out of the car which released what ever hang up there was. Walked around a bit which made it feel better. I have a zimmer gender solutions and have been reading about recalls. My surgeon still sees me every 3 months and tells me the X-ray looks fine. Should I insist he look farther then an X-ray?
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Bal M Rajagopalan, MD responded:
Hello,

This is not normal. Your replacement should not crack or even lock on you. Yes, with these symptoms go seek another opinion.
DR RAJ MD,FRCSC
www.drhipandknee.com


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