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My wife had a TKR in 2007. Had to be replaced in 2009 because of instability. The revision was constant pain for years. Was told it was bersitis or her back. This year a sore developed below the knee, started oozing a clear liquid plus stinky pus. She finally found someone that set her up for an MRI, which indicated that the knee was totally infected. Later the revision was removed plus several inches of bone on the upper side & replaced with an oversize spacer. She also had another surgery weeks later to have a foot of muscle from her lower calf (same leg) remove & placed in the hole that had oozed the pus,etc. Also had to have skin removed from her upper thigh to cover the the hole. She spent 2 weeks in the hospital & now near 3 weeks in a rehab. She has a total of 5 infections , cannot put any weight on leg whatsoever, cannot get out of bed without a couple to help her . The Dr. claimed that if all went well, she might be clear of the infection in 3 months. Meanwhile, she is in terrible pain anytime anyone even tries to move the leg. Has anyone else ever had or knows someone that might have had something similar ?
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