Revision knee surgery

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Hi there, just wondering if anybody has had revision surgery to a partial knee knee replacement, replacing it with a full knee. I would appreciate any info on this. After four operations which included two  partial knee, and two lots of arthroscopy and chondroplasty I am now facing a full knee replacement. 

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    Hi Linda, I am also interested to find anyone who has had this done as

    I have had a partial lateral knee replacement and still am getting pain.

    I am currently awaiting an athroscopy to see what the problem is

    and the result could also mean a full knee replacement for me.

    I am very disappointed in the result of my surgery as I feel like

    life is on hold. I originally asked for a full knee replacement as I was

    told that a partial on the lateral side was rare but I was told that as

    there wasn't any damage to the rest of my knee, then I had to have

    the partial.

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      Hi Susan, thanks for your reply. Think you are right in saying that it's unusual for the lateral side of the knee to be affected, mine was the medial. My original  op was three years ago,  I have osteonecrosis which means the bone dies because poor blood supply.  I was only offered a p.k.r. but because of complications it was redone, then the necrosis spread to lateral side  also the knee cap. It all takes time to resolve, I feel like I am forever on someone's waiting list, and the pain continues. I have had no improvement since the very first op. I hope things work out for you, and that there is someone who share a similar experience. Linda. 
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    Oh, Linda, so sorry to hear of the problems you are having. I hope someone

    replies with a similar experience. I hope things turn out well for

    you. This forum is great for support, even if it's just to have a vent

    or if you need cheering up. Best wishes, Susan x.

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    Hi LInda - I just had knee surgery on 10/28/15 which was a revision from a partial medial right knee replacement to a right TKR.  Surgery is a little longer because they have to remove the hardware from the partial to put in the total but other than that the surgery is not complicated.  I did, unfortunately, have a slight complication during surgery - my patellar tendon partially detached by 40% during the surgery so had to reattach that but it is a rare complication.  First time my ortho surgeon has had it happen in all the knee surgeries he has done - for some reason my patellar tendon was very soft & surgeon is not sure why.  Was in an immobilizer brace for the first 6 weeks not being able to flex knee at all to allow patellar tendon to heal which in turn caused scar tissue to form - still having issues with that but my new knee prosthesis tracks well & once we get all the scar tissue broken up it should be great.  Although wish I had had a total knee replacement to begin with but at the time only my medial side was bone on bone - still had plenty of cartilage on lateral side but unfortunately after 2 yrs was bone on bone laterally also.  I have found that after my total knee replacement the medial side where I had the partial in settled down pain-wise very quickly as opposed to the lateral side probably because the muscles & tendons on medial side had already conformed to a prosthesis.  I hope this helps - best of luck to you!  If you have any other questions, feel free to ask.
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      Hi, thankyou for your positive response. It's reassuring  to hear of revision surgery that has been successful. I can't wait to have a fully functioning pain free knee, the pain just becomes part of your life, so your reply has left me very hopeful.  Thanks for taking the time to reply. Linda. 
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