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I had a full knee replacement opp carried out in January 2014 but I am still in horndos amount of pain. I knew something was wrong from day one but none of the docotors or consultants would admit that there was anything wrong even after lots of further ex-rays and scans. I went for a second oppionion 15 months after the opp and was fianally told that the replacement joint had not been fitted correctly. The new surgeon showed me new ex-rays which clearly showed that the lower part of the replacement joint has been fitted at an odd angle. Because of this there is constant inflamation around the joint. This has left me with a crooked leg which I am unable to bend, I now walk with a very bad limp which in turn has affected my hips and lower back. Dispite taking very strong pain killers I am still in pain and my mobilty is badly affected, I am unable to walk without the aid of a stick and climbing stairs is near on impossible. I am at my wits end, I am far worse off now than I was before I had the opp. I have been advised by the new surgeon to have the opp done again as it will just get worse if I don't..I am only 58 years old but feel like my life is on hold unless I agree to go through this dreadfull opperation again....what do I do? Do I suffer or take a big risk and put myself through it again. It has been suggested that I sue the hospital that has made this terrible blunder but I'm not sure what to do there either. any advice would be much appreciated.
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