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Hi I had a knee revision in November 2013 and it’s been nothing but a painful journey and my Consultant has tried everything except a new knee again (which I do not want) my history to date is I had my first TKR in 2005 on my left knee and another on my right knee in 2007 and everything was great I could exercise to keep fit and also maintain my weight this lasted until I decided to go up Ben Nevis for Charity in May 2012 and about 4 months after my left knee became very painful and I was referred to a different consultant as my original one had since retired and after numerous tests it was decided that a revision was the only alternative for getting rid of my pain as it was suspected that the joint had loosened but unfortunately after my revision in November 2013 my pain has been the same, I have had all sorts of treatment and scans except a CT scan but my consultant still maintains the joint looks good on the x-ray and as an engineer I agree with him that the joint looks great but that does not mean to say that all is ok inside the joint itself as the x-ray only gives a picture of the replacement joint and does not show if there is infection or that joint might be loose, so far I had a radium bone scan which showed some activity in the knee and was treated with antibiotics but no change plenty of x-rays as previously said are ok the only scan which I have not had is another CT scan. I am due for another aspiration to see if there is infection but I am sure it will be come up negative as my mind is now, I am in constant pain and on so much pain medication this worries me about what long term problems this can cause to my health and because of my medication I can no longer do the work I am employed to do and worry about how much longer my employer is going to carry me before he decides to let me go and because I can no longer exercise my weight is climbing up and I have put on 2 ½ stones which is not good for my joints. Just hope that after my next aspiration a solution can be applied to rid me of pain…Thanks for reading
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