Will My Prosthetic Joint Set Off Security Scanners at the Airport?

It depends on the sensitivity of the scanner. You are more likely to set off security scanners after a knee replacement than a hip replacement. You will need to let security know that you have had a joint replacement and be prepared to show them your scar.

"Having joint replacement surgery is a big decision. Please ask us anything at any stage of your journey. Our team has many years of experience in orthopaedic care and we'll be with you every step of the way."

Dr Dan Fick
Orthopaedic surgeon