25 wks post Op, Now scheduled for a REVISION

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Well, that pain Ive had on the outside since the TKR was finally looked at. On the X-rays you can see all the way between the prostesis and the bone on the outside. Scheduled now to return for a revision of the botton half, bad deal, but at least we can now fix it. Not sure if it was installed incorrectly or due to a bad twisting fall at week 13, doesnt matter, "not a problem, jst a challenge", right?

 

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    Oh my goodness Bruce, I hope that everything will go well for you. I just can't imagine having to deal with something like that. Now you know why you were having so much pain and it can be rectified. Stay strong and positive and let us know how things go.

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    Yes, great outlook - just a challenge.  Sorry to hear though
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    Quick healing on this one! Prayers.
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    TKR- part deux.

    Sounds like they got you figured out and you are on your way.

    My condition was caused by a rare tumor.

    When the tumor ate up the bone around the stem, it broke loose and would spin every time I mo ed the leg. Of course, occasionally I would hit a nerve and go through the roof.

    Then it started happening every time I moved my leg.

    TKR was a welcome relief

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    Hi there Bruce, sorry to

    hear that youre facing a Revision, but I guess when one is recommended, theres not much choice, huh?

    Im currenty recovering/rehabbing from a full Revision on my Right TKR, original done February 2015, Revision done Feb 2017. From the first few months I felt that something wasnt quite right, then when I had my left TKR done 7 months after the Right TKR, and I had something to compare it to, it was crystal clear that all wasnt well. After many months of investigations, it was decided that the bottom part of the prosthesis must be loose and had to come out. When my Surgeon came to see me after the operation, he said hed never seen anything like it and that BOTH parts were extremely loose and came away in his hand!! They were replaced with long-stemmed components.

    He had reiterated to me, all the way through our meetings and investigations, that a Revision was a really big deal, a much longer procedure and also much more therapy and recovery time. I was stupid enough to think that I knew better (how much worse than a TKR can you get, right?!) but I REALLY should have listenened to him! Its been a very long, tough road but Im definitely getting there. Im at 105 bend, -1 straight and my physios are delighted wth my progress - Im far more impatient than they are but Im learning to deal with the slowness of it all. 

    All that being said, it sounds as though your  Revision should be relatively straightforward, they already know whats causing the problem, so you should have a much better time of it with a quicker, mre straighforward recovery. 

    Take care of yourself and good luck - make sure to get yourself as ready for surgery as your bad knee will allow, it will really make the word of difference.

    Terri xx

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      Thanks Terri, 

      All the research I've done indicates exactly what you say. It's never been right, and I have been very disapointed. The knee itself seems to be healing fairly well, and I am able to hike, etc, however I felt that I would be living with the pain forever. There is a horrible, and LOUD clunking with every step, and a sharp pain in the left side of the knee with every step. After almost 6 months it's still swollen and hot to the touch. The xrays were a relief, and I am looking foreward to the repair. Here I go, giving the VA a second chance wink.

      Bruce

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    Best wishes ......yes, now can be fixed...difficult, keep us posted...
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