I frequently get patients asking me if they will set off metal detectors after their new hip or knee replacement. This short video from the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons discusses what to do when you go to the airport.
Metal Detectors and Joint Replacements in a Nutshell:
- You don’t need to carry around a card identifying that you have an implant.
- Tell the TSA agent prior to walking through metal detectors that you have a metal implant in your body.
- You will go through an otherwise normal TSA screening process.
- You should NOT have to reveal any scars on your hip or knee to demonstrate your recent surgery.
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