TKR never ending pain

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It has been two years since my surgery and I'm still in excruciating pain. I'm now with a pain doctor. I believe that my knee replacement was botched. I'm terrified to see another so called expert since the original didn't get the job done. Any advice would most welcome. I refuse to go back to the Dr that did my first surgery and don't know where to go from here. I've had several tests done and it shows alot of nerve problems along with severe hamstring damage. Any advice would be well received

I'm a 48 yr old female in the us. Texas. Thank u for at reading this.

P.S. I haven't been able to work or do much around the house. Anytime on my leg is unbearable.

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    oh kristene ive been in that position its no picnic .!!!. do research on a different surgeon ,get more than one opinion ! mind you alot of them hate taking on botched jobs but love to be the one to get it right .the fact your 2yrs post tkr is good for one reason that it can be done again once its past a year you can get a revision , ive had a revision 17mths ago its not perfect but better than it was and some revisions are a complete sucess ,looking at your post i dont think you have any other choice !!!! there are alot of very good surgeons out there ,and you are lucky the fact that you are in america and have alot more choice of surgeons here we have very few mainly because we are a small country ,so dont delay you have a life to lead   go and find a good surgeon im sure here on this forum many are from your side of the world and would be able to put you in the right direction  i wish you the best dont let them fob you off make sure you get someone to listen and support you x
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    Go Find Hope!   It's there.  I have found that sports medicine doctors carry with them a lot of hope.  Sometimes,  purveyors of hope  don't have to be doctors, if you know what I mean. You already have hope by reaching out to this site. 

     i'm right here. 


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      I totally agree with you, the Sports Injury Specialist I have been going to the past year has made it his mission to figure out what is wrong, he has conferenced with other doctors, injected cortizone, drained fluid (all the time terrified of infection cause he has seen it) and he and his nurse are the only ones who have kept me positive and with hope during the past well, 15 months now..... He really cares, and has NEVER brushed me off, or not listened to my complaints....


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    Don't give up and settle.  Find that surgeon that can find/fix your problem.  You should not have to live in excruciating pain.   If you live or can get to Houston area you should be able to find a doctor that specializes in revisions.  
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    Hi Kristene

    Its been 14 months since my TKR I've always had pain due to the op plus nerve damage in my knee from motorbike accident 2 years ago.

    I'm going back next week to see my consultant as i'm fed up of taking so many pills and the pain after i've been walking anywhere. 

    I feel your pain, sounds similar to myself. Will let you know how I get on 

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