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I had a tkr 3 yrs ago and have continual pain when walking.

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I had a tkr 3 yrs ago and have continual pain when walking. I had a bone scan that show mild uptake of the tibia. I don't know what that means.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist.
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Mildly increased uptake in tibia means there is increased blood flow and osteoblastic activities in the tibia bone.
This can be caused by the loosening of the prosthesis commonly.
Or there can be infection in the bone as well.
Arthritis can cause similar changes as well.
Also malignancies like multiple myeloma, breast cancer can affect the bones.
So the next step will be MRI scan of the tibia for further evaluation.
Please discuss with your surgeon also.
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