PERSONALISED KNEE REPLACEMENTS

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Hi All

On week 5 after TKR still tight and swollen but have been off painkillers for over two weeks now but still unable to straighten 100% off to twice physio session soon.I was thinking reading all the diferent stages reached by patients if the type of TKR made any difference? With mine I had a scan first to make a model of the knee and to get the correct aligment and cutting jig etc would be interested in other patients views.

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    II didn't have a scan, just x rays. 
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    I've had so many MRI & 3d CT scans. Consultant has called me in today. What for?  I dunno
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    Hi there, that sounds very impressive. I had an MRI scan and x rays of different angles but they were all to help decide whether TKR was necessary rather than to deign the replacement. Sounds as though you were very fortunate. What part of the world are you from? 
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    Nothing other than x rays from different angles. Bog standard Genesis 2 Knee Replacement fitted by my Consultant to the majority of patients regardless of age or activity level. Good old NHS. As far as I am aware, although it may be different in the private sector, there is a set range of sizes as in small, medium, large etc. and they go for the one closest to you, haven't heard of them being personalised to you as an individual but I may be wrong

    Deb

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      You  know more than I do Deb. I never even thought about different sizes or makes etc. I just know that it's plastic at the bottom and metal at the top.  And it seems to be working well!!
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      Hi I'm an HNS patient but my surgeon asked if I would go on a survey where the knee joint is measured and fitted to the patients specific size and needs....MRI scans and X-rays etc......then a survey for a number of years afterwards ....I'm 76 so no idea how long he thinks he can survey me (haha)

      i'm ok with the bend but getting it straight is taking longer

       

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