ANYONE PLEASE NEED ADVICE 35 YEAR OLD FEMALE HAD TKR

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I NEED HELP ON WHAT TO DO .

I am a 35 year old female who played soccer very hard and joined the army and at 31 a soldier landed on it, the Army doctors kept saying ostoarithis finally after 3 years got a MRI 3 mincus TEARS AND CARTRIDGE FOLDED UNDER THE KNEE CAP CAUSING CONSTANT INFLAMMATION. Thanks to that it spead up the ostoarithis by the time the finally looked i had a knee if a 80 year old at 35. I had 1st TKR Oct.22,2017, was doing good no issues had a fall when a cat ran under my foot. I continued to have pain and swelling dr said he was sending me out to get help with the pain. Instead got another Dr. to look and the bone scan light up like the 4th of july. it was 10 months after surgery. Had Revision on October 2nd , 2018 the new doctor said it was loose enough he could move parts with his fingers and others we're jammed from lit being lose and almost a year. so it is 4 months post knee revision and still get these sharp GOD AWFUL DISABILING PAIN RANDOMLY AND WHEN I HAVE tobend it or straighten it. I also have weird things i can touch inside of knee lower part and i get a a pulling on the outside of the leg about 2 inches below knee and above the ankle. Swelling isn't getting better sleep is well in my past, FROM THE PAIN ACHY FEELING. FEELS LIKE IT DID LAST YEAR . PLEASE SOMEONE HELP.

I AM DEPRESSED, DONT WANT TO GO ANYWHERE ELSE OR DO ANYTHING. I GOT IT DONE SO I COULD PLAY BALL WITH MY BABY GIRL INSTEAD TURNED INTO A NIGHTMARE. AND IN THE SAME SITUATION AS BEFORE EXCEPT NOW ADDED MORE PAIN AND PROBLEMS.

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    Tracie, Suggest you seek a appointment (professional advice) from a Surgeon

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    Tracie...so sorry you are experiencing all of this. I think you need to research and find a good orthopedic practice and make an appointment.

    my recovery is difficult...certainly not as difficult as yours has been...but I understand the constant pain and frustration that comes with it. please post uodates.

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      i did research myself and asked about a metal allergy both said no no your watch told them i cant wear fake jewelry ears will hurt and puffy, finger will itch and the skin gets scaly coming off wrist itch and bumps. but now they are checking

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    Hi Tracie. I'm 50 This year and had a TKR in September 2017 and I'm in the same boat as you. I've also had a bone scan which showed lots of activity and the report says the implant is loose due to a possible infection below the implant. I'm now waiting to have it aspirated to see if it is an infection. If it is I have to have it all removed and be on IV antibiotics for 6 weeks before having a revision. I just hope it goes well. This consultant I've got now specialises in revisions so I'm quite hopeful.

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      Hi Snoozy,

      I hope your knee isn't infected. My wife's was and the Dr. re-opened it and cleaned it out and put in a spacer so she could get around. Did 8 weeks of IV antibiotics and 3 or 4 months of oral antibiotics and redid the knee with a TKR just a week ago; 11 months after we were sure the infection was gone.

      Find out about a spacer. Otherwise it sounds like you are going to be on your back for 6 weeks and I'm not sure 6 weeks is even long enough to be sure there is no infection waiting to return.

      Good luck.

      Bob

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      Hi Bob, yes this surgeon did mention that he could put a plastic joint in place so that i would at least be able to walk and bend my knee. im praying its not an infection. i did ask if it was possible if i was allergic to the implant.

      sue x

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    No wonder you are depressed. Whereabouts are you? I think you need to ask for a referral to a specialist orthopaedic centre, pain management specialist and seek counselling for the depression. You're very young to have had all these issues? I really do feel for you. I hope you get some help and some answers soon. Take care.

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