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I would like to know why the anesthesiologist ask whether you have metal implants in your body. I had back surgery and the doctor asked me something which I thought was to verify whether I had any other surgery other than the bilateral knee replacement , I answered no and then started to say something else and I was out.
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Hi

One would not be able to use an MRI scan if one has certain metal implants.

This would be one reason.

Or, the doctor saw something in the history, and simply asked.

OK, so that is an initial answer….

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
what I am concerned about is if he didn't understand me since i hadn't finished what can happen to my knees etc, if there is some special thing that can go wrong now.
Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 2 years ago

No

It makes no difference if you did not have an MRI.

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