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Table 5 Psychological factors causing joint awareness

From: What makes patients aware of their artificial knee joint?

Category No. patients % patients No. comments
Psychological impact (total) 9 22.5 23
 Being insecure 6 15.0 10
 Knowing to have artificial joint 2 5.0 2
 Different from the past 1 2.5 2
 Lack of pain 1 2.5 1
 Fear 3 7.5 9
  Fear of revision 2 5.0 3
  Fear of infection or inflammation 2 5.0 4
  Fear of pain 1 2.5 2