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Hi all, out there in the connected world. I'm just after some feedback from other peops who've had a complete resection of a knee joint. Replaced with Distal Femur prosthesis. Mine was done in May 2104 at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (Australia) and I have to say, although it has been a long road and a lot of work, the results 20 months down the track are fantastic. I have amazing range of movement, can easily walk 10km a day (with no pain) can climb stairs and do nearly everything I used to.
I no longer play sport (contact sports, or water sports or running) as, I'm primarily finished with them anyway. But running is now difficult because the mechanics of the prosthetic knee joint are different to my other joint and I can't synchronise them for a good run speed. It doesn't hurt to run, but it sure looks hilarious!
The reason I had to have the prosthetic was due to 27 years of fighting PVNS. The 30 plus synovectomies and a Yttrium injection had destroyed too much bone to be viable for a TKR. Surgeons who know about diffuse PVNS won't do a normal TKR anyway, because the disease will make the replacement fail.
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