Tkr fallen and wondered damage I may have caused

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i had my new knee Xmas 2017, so a good 8 months now, I have just had a bad fall and although most of my injuries are facial I gave my new knee a hefty bump, no X Ray's on knee needed but have severe pain and bruising and not due back at specialist for another 6 weeks, any advice as I'm worried I have damaged the knee replacement 

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    Hi Susan. If I was in your position I would go to a hospital casualty (emergency) unit and ask to see a MD and request an x-ray. I reside in Australia and our medical system is under pressure. We wait days and weeks for treatment. My sister died last year because she could not see a doctor. They were all sick! She would not let me take her to emergency. Seek treatment if you're worried.

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    Please go to emergency if necessary and have it checkec
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      hi pat

      when I went to energency that stitched my chin and did  X Ray to my jaw line, they seem to think my knee is just tissue da age, how they are right and I'm worrying for nothing

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    Just get an X-ray authorised by your GP , I don’t know where you are but it’s easy to get one immediately here in Australia 
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    hya

    if you have been seen in A&E and no x ray was needed i would trust that it shud settle down in the next couple of weeks like a ..normal... knee would.xx

    if you have any pain..swelling or reduced movement after 2 weeks i would ask to be seen sooner xx

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    Susan, why wait for 6 weeks to see your specialist? try and bring forward this date by explaining your circumstances to the specialist. Sounds at least you require some specialist attention to your knee NOW!!!
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    It takes a lot t o damage the prosthesis. Many of the old timers on here know my horror story by heart. I have a rare tumor that caused the original prosthesis to come loose and of course it would move on its own hitting the nerves inside the bone causing unbelievable pain. Next step, a revision. Surgery day one. Day 2, I'm such an old hand at this I decided to show em what a 77 yo can do. While getting ahead of my abilities I was putting on a pair of undershorts and lost my balance falling with my leg in a figure 4. I twisted the femur into at a 20 degree angle. Day 3, I'm back in surgery having a hip to knee plate inserted and screwed into the bone. They used 4 screws in the knee and 4 more all the way through the bone. All of this a d absolutely no damage to the prosthesis. However; it can sure play hell with the soft tissue for a long time. Lot more icing, anti inflammatories and even frantic calls to the surgeon. Just watch for drainage & excessive heat. That's what Drs are for, to ease you mind so don't be shy about calling.

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