Fibula hurts when bending from the waist to the floor post 19 mo. L TKR

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I had a pressfit knee implant without bone cement and at 19 months post L. tkr , I am having issues with my fibula. The fibula side seems to hurt when I bend over to touch the floor or try to clean or pick up things off the floor. I wonder if I might have a fractured fibula. Plan to request an x-ray as I have not seen the ortho since a couple of months after my TKR. Do any of you have pain with your fibula when bending over to touch the floor?

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    I am 4 months post o.o and have been having constant pain in my fibula.I thought it was muscular but my physical therapist says it is the fibula
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    I am 4 month post op today with the press fit joint. I have occasional pain/discomfort, but mine is on the inside of my Tibia. Would love to visit with ya about about your press fit joint replacement. Most people know nothing about this joint. Would you like to visit via FB messenger or text 
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      Kenny, I had a press-fit joint replacement because I am allergic to the bone cement. I am a 70 yr old female and have a history of osteopenia. The ortho did not know if he would have to add some bone cement until he got in there but said my bones looked good. Mine was the second one he did out of 5,000 operations. I don't know if the tibia and fibula are suppose to feel this pressure since the bone has to grow into the implant to stabilize it. Why did you have a press-fit joint? My implant seems to be doing OK so far except for this pressure I feel when bending over and leaning forward to do house work or yard work (picking up things).

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      I am a 62 year old male. I’m a runner. My surgeon consulted with colleagues across the country about this joint to see the success rate since they came out with this new material.It is showing excellent bone growth. Also to see who was a candidate for the press fit. I want to run again and he thinks this gives me the best chance. I have very strong and healthy bones and he feels this joint gives me a great chance! I know there are people that laugh at the idea of me running again, but they do not understand the advancement that have been made in the last 3 years with this joint. I know there are no guarantees but I’m willing to take the Risk! My surgeon also has put in tons of joints in, in his 20 years. I trust him!  I’m just thankful I was given this option. As you know our recovery in longer because we have alow our bones to grow to the joint. I think our discomfort we have is the effects of the new bone growth. My surgeon checks on me every couple weeks, I will ask him if that is what is going on. Let’s stay in touch!! 
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      I ask my PCP for a x-ray and I had it done on 5/25/2018. She wrote me back saying: "Your L. knee x rays series showed findings that could suggest loosening of the tibia component of your knee prosthesis. The formal component appears intact. Kindly follow up with your treating orthopedic surgeon for your L knee and leg pain". I plan to make an appt. with the orho for follow up but the way I feel right now, I don't think I can emotionally handle another TKR (revision). Since I show an allergic reaction to the bone cement (although small), what am I suppose to do? Since the femur portion looks good, would they leave that part alone? I have read the main issue is something called "osteolysis" where the bone begins to destroy itself. What to do???? The Narco for pain caused me to feel extra depressed. Tramadol did give pain relief. I now only take an occasionally extra strength Tylenol ( one or two).

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