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Old 06-17-2011, 05:59 PM   #1
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Nickle allergy and knee replacement

I forgot to add something to my last post about my knee replacement.
I am allergic to nickle and prior to my surgery I found out that some of the replacements have nickle. Another woman where I work had a total knee and was still having pain and swelling and said she has to have it redone due to nickle allergy.
I never thought to ask my doctor if the replacements had nickle and he never asked me either.
So I was given a replacement without any nickle but it's scary to think that I would have received one with nickle had I had not found this out earlier.
I actually had a metal tests years ago and that is how I knew I was allergic but also when I was young I could not wear earrings with nickle in them and had to buy nickle free, if I didn't, my ears would get red, hot and swell.
So I am only imagine what would happen with nickle in the knee replacement.
Just something to check out before having knee replacement, or hip., ,

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