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Hello to all, I have had several knee surgeries in the past year. Patella femoral realignment , lateral bands cut . April 2016 I had a knee cap replacement on left knee. I been having problems right off the get go. I have had numerous conversations here with all these issues. I have swelling,pain,popping,snapping and my legs are on fire once Iay down. I rarely get a good nights sleep. Pain keeps me up all hours of the night. I been complaining to my Dr through out this journey. My knee gives out on me and down I go. I have injured my shoulder and collar bone in the process. No Mri can be performed due to the metal. I have had a bakers cyst for quite some time and its continuing to get bigger. I woke up this morning and my balance and legs were in pain as usual. I didn't think to much about it. I started noticing my baker cyst was hurting really bad and it seemed bigger. I took pain medicine and didn't get any relief. Then I noticed my knee was swelled 3 times bigger as other knee. So I went to e.r. The pain was awful. I couldn't bend it or bear weight. The ultrasound showed arthritis, fluid everywhere and the bakers cyst measured 4.5 X 1.6 X 3.5. The hospital did blood work and everything was fine. They would not drain it in spite of the pain. Told me to call ortho first thing tomorrow morning. My ortho says I'm too young for a tkr and believes my kneecap replacement was a failure. I read my E.R report and its says I'm not compliant with not wearing crutches. First of all My shoulder is messed up,my right knee is messed up and needs surgery, plus the left leg is in bad shape . To top that off I pulled my Achilles tendon in my right calf. How are you suppose To put weight on 2 bad legs and a messed up shoulder and collar bone? It's very painful to say the least. I need some serious help and need some guidance of what needs to be done. I feel like I'm getting the run around and xrays look good, so he doesn't think theres much left to do. Is it normal to fall,severe joint effusions,pain interupted sleep and injuries due to falling? Is there something wrong with this picture? Im tired of it all and sbout lose my mind. My pain dr wont even touch this leg. That is pretty bad to say. Any help would be awesome. Thanks, Tina
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