New knee looks fantastic on xray but....

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....still very painful on walking eight months down the line. The consultant said the new knee looks fantastic but it is still very painful.He said just to keep on walking. I wish I could but it is so painful. To make matters worse my left knee is now playing up more. The past few days I have found walking very difficult and painful. The doctor just seems to agree with the consultant, keep walking on it. Is this it then? Will I always be walking with a painful new knee or will it improve with time? 

I thought all the pain would be in the past now. It's worse than it was before.

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    Doctors seem to stick together. Your new knee may 'Look' fantastic, but what it looks like is not really very relevant. What you want is a pain free joint,  . . .I think you have every reason to be worried at eight months and more investigation needs to be done. I do so hope that there is not a serious problem, but as terri says when doctors say there is nothing wrong, it doesn't mean that they are right.  fingers crossed. . . 

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      Thank you for those intelligent words.

      I agree - they keep saying my new knee looks good on x-ray but one size does not fit all and my body is having a hard time adjusting to this new knee. Maybe it's out of line - maybe it's a bog standard prosthetic - a number of which were going cheap somewhere. I mean it wasn't bespoke was it?

      They do buy them in bulk don't they??

      Saying that he did seem a bit cagey with the results of the knee scan.

      He said I had a lot of muscle wastage in the knee area/ didn't have that before the op and surely it would have shown up on another knee scan I had before the op-

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      Strangely, I've heard several people who had bespoke prosthesis who were not at all happy with the results!  Not properly alligned (and it apparently only takes a tiny misalignment) certainly can cause permanent pain.  i hope it is not that. . . bt whatever it is, you need an answer.  Is it possible to insist on a second opinion, from someone who is not your surgeon or your GP???  Even then, they do tend to stick together. . . . but may be worth a try. 


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