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Have cracking noise from the knee after a total knee replacement. No pain. Why?

Good evening. Two years ago, I had total replacement of my right knee . I ve had a good recovery so far & am pleased to not have pain. Recently, my knee started making a cracking type of noise when I rise from a chair. There s no pain or swelling , but I m concerned something is wrong. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks, Carole G.
Asked On : Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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Thanks for writing in.

With a history of total knee replacement two years ago, I hope you continue regular visits to your doctor.
Right now I would suggest you to consult your doctor and allow your knee to be examined and alert him about your exact problem.
A X ray might be needed to see if there is any loosening in the artificial knee joint and that might be causing the cracking noise. It might be in initial stages and hence you are not experiencing any pain or swelling.

Hope this helps.
Answered: Sat, 27 Jul 2013
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