MRI after PKR

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I had a PKR 16 months ago and am wondering whether the Cobalt Steel inserted into my body will prevent me from having any MRI's in future ?

I had a head injury 27 years ago and up until recently, had regular MRI's to check the progress of the damage caused to my basal ganglia (luckily - it appears stable but who knows for future......)

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  • Posted

    Great question, sorry I have no idea but interested to know. I always assumed you could have an MRI but somehow protect your new knee.
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    Hi Steve

    I asked my consultant this very question. His reply  “ not a problem with the new type of knee replacements”. I have since had an MRI as I have developed DUPUYTREN contracture. It wasn’t a problem at all. I am 17 mths TKR. Hope that helps. 

    Jax 

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    Great question. I’m betting your doc will know! Let us know what you find out.
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    Hi Steve,

    I am scheduled to have a MRI next week and I had a tkr this past August.  I know my new knee consists of cobalt chromium, titanium, and plastic, but the imaging I'm having is not near my knee, so they said it is not a problem.  Since your MRI is for your head, it shouldn't be an issue.

    Many Blessings,

    Cherry🍒

     

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    MRI magnetic fields are extremely powerful - so I was concerned about the proximety of my head to my knee (about 3 feet) - and my new joint being ripped out .... oouch !!

    They do ask if you have any metal in your body

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      The reason they ask is so they know what to allow in and what not too, as far as I know though titanium is non magnetic, I don't know if there is any other metals involved but as long as the consultant who sends you for imagining knows then I'm sure he wouldn't send you if he thought it was unsafe

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    Thanks for asking that question, Steve!  It has reminded me that I need to ask this of my doctor.  I have not yet had my PKR--it's scheduled for December--but could you give me your review, so to speak, of what I can expect post-surgery with the recovery?  I'm getting a huge pendulum swing of experiences and starting to get cold feet!

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    Cobalt-chromium steel in a large mass (knee) is MRI safe.
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