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Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:34pm

I just thought I would check with all of you regarding having an mri. I have fluid in knee in opposite side of the hip replacement. I am going to see ortho after 6 weeks of pain. If he wants an mri of my knee, is it ok or not? I have a bfh metal on metal hip. Thank you

    • MRIBarbara L, Wed Mar 1 6:30pm
      Eaf, I see that you're no longer concerned about an MRI but let me assure you that you can safely have one provided that you have it done in an MRI machine that is compatible with your replacement.... more
    • MRIsarah, Sat Oct 15 8:45am
      Do you mean is it safe, given that you have an artificial hip? I know that when I've had MRIs, since hip replacement, the tech always asks about my history, and whether I have an artificial joint,... more
      • Re: MRIEaf, Sat Oct 15 3:45pm
        Thank you. I am still hesitant to do an mri, I have never had one and figured a cat scan could work? I have asked about having a blood test to check metal levels but they said since I am not having... more
        • MRIsarah, Sat Oct 15 3:56pm
          What are your concerns about the MRI? I don't know that a CAT scan is any safer. If you're having pain in the hip, that seems reason to get a blood test for the metal levels. Have you asked the... more
          • MriEaf, Sat Oct 15 4:25pm
            Thanks again for the quick reply. I am not having any issues with the hip at this time. It's my knee giving problems. I haven't been to the ortho yet to see what's wrong with my knee yet. I am just... more
            • MRisarah, Sat Oct 15 4:30pm
              Oh, I get it. Well, I had a metal on metal and had pain and that led me to get my blood tested, and found the levels were through the roof. I ended up getting a revision. I'm sure I had an MRI after... more
              • Re: MRiEaf, Sat Oct 15 4:38pm
                I called ortho office about a dental procedure to see if I needed antibiotics and then asked the ortho nurse about a blood test. She's the one that said not to worry about metal levels if I am not... more
                • There are only a few labsMichelle, Sun Oct 16 2:20pm
                  that have the capability to do cobalt and chromium levels, and special precautions need to be taken prior to taking the test. Along with Sarah, I really would suggest that you push your orthopod to... more
                  • MriEaf, Thu Oct 20 1:58pm
                    I just wanted you to know that I didnt have to have an MRI cuz ortho looked at X-rays from knees. I need a new knee. Somewhat down about that, so forgot to ask about the metal levels being tested. I... more
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