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I have stent in my propertial  artery behind my knee.   I need knee replacement on the same leg. Is this possible or because of the stent  risky?
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Yes, knee replacement surgery is possible even if you have a stent in the popleteal artery. However since both the stent and knee prosthesis are metallic objects, you need to inform your surgeon about it. Metal to metal approximation with soft tissue in between should be avoided where possible. Also, yes, this surgery will be more risky than usual because you will have more chances of deep vein thrombosis and vein clots than is expected. You need to discuss all this with your surgeon before surgery. Take care!
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