patients who have undergone total joint replacement receive
a metallic implant card. The purpose of this card is to identify
the patient as having an implant and also to provide information
regarding the need for taking antibiotics
after total joint surgery.
most patients have no trouble passing through metal detectors
after total joint surgery, several patients have reported
triggering the alarm. By carrying the implant card this assists
you in being identified as having a total joint replacement.