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Hiya Friends...so a bit of a twist. Up till now, I was definitely having a Mako PKR on 7/26. However, I have been having pain (although milder than the medial) on the lateral side. It's also not consistent like the medial. I mentioned it to my surgeon 2 weeks ago, but he was still in favor of the partial. The lateral pain continued, but again, still milder and not constant.
Thursday, I had my CT-scan for Mako "mapping." Friday, my surgeon's PA called me and said I should consider a TKR as my surgeon now feels if the lateral symptoms progress, I could need a TKR down the line, He based his suggestion on what I told him, seeing evidence of arthritic issues on the CT-scan as well as on previous MRI's. (again, not as severe as the medial, but there nonetheless)
It was actually a relief to me as I had been wondering the same. I would REALLY hate to go through the PKR experience (which can be brutal too) onl to need a total in the future. Also, knowing partials can have higher failure rates and with the Mako being too new for long term results data, I have to say I was nervous having it.
Would love to know your thoughts...surgery is 7/26 and I want to be as prepared as possible! Thank you so much...this Forum is the BEST!
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