Any other Cementless TKR out there?

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I am the 2nd patient that my ortho has done with a cementless implant because I am allergic to the bone cement. He has done over 4,000 TKR. Apparently, the recovery is more painful because my bone has to fill in the implant, like the bone cement.

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    Bone can take a while for calcification to take place, and yours needs to fill a bigger cavity, maybe up to a year and then longer to remodel it to fit comfortably into the cup.

    So is your pain bad and how long ago did you have it done?? and your age and do you smoke,drink etc these can have an impact on it as well

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      When a bone breaks the body begins instantly to heal it, when you have a hip replacement its exactly the same process, the new joint is fitted into your femur and it builds the new bone around it to make it stable, the weight bearing process makes it create new bone as well, glueing it just makes it stable quicker, my explanation perhaps isn't very clear but near enough

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    Pain can be bad at times. I take Narco 7.5/ 325 (?) now every 8 hr....more on PT days. Plus a muscle relaxant every 6-10 hrs.and Celebrex now once a day.
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      You are well early to be pain free, its only just over 5 weeks and that's only a short time after hip replacement, if you weren't in a lot of pain can I ask why they operated, did you try other options first like injections, or was it a fall ?

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    Mine was a total L. knee replacement. I had 2 torn meniscus, 2002 & 2003. I had 8 Synvisc One injections, starting in 2009 and one cortisone injection this past Sept. 2, 2016. I had exhausted my options. The cortisone injection was working but it was just a matter of time.

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    Sorry to say I did! I had to have 2 manipulations under GA which probably didn't help and the whole thing had to be replaced 15 months later as it had slipped and twisted. I thought bone cement was totally inert and that's why it is used. I may have overdone the physio as well, so do what you're told, but don't do more than recommended, good luck 

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