Total knee revision

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Hi all, I hope there is someone out there who can help me please. I’ve had both knees totally replaced in 2004 & 2006. Unfortunately now I have issues with my right knee and the surgeon has told me that I might need a total knee revision but that I could end up worse off than I am now!

Has anyone on here had a total knee revision and if they have how have they found it.

i am still working and have a job that requires me to be on my feet for all of my 8hr shifts so I need a good knee. In the future when I may retire i’m not so fussed but my surgeon has really scared me!

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    I’ve not heard of knee revision. I’ll look forward to comments. I am interested to hear from folks who have issues several years after Knee replacement. I’m fighting the loss of both bending and straightening. I’ve gone from 118/0 degrees to now 96/6 . Trying to stop that trend.
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    Oh Sharon thats such a worry for you. I am a year out from my first one and so far so good. BUT my mother in law has had a terrible time with her TKR and after several follow up operations the details of which I am not completely sure she now has had her knee removed entirely and her leg is fused straight. This is making life very difficult for her as I am sure you can imagine. I am not saying this to scare you but to demonstrate how things can sometimes go wrong. She did not make the effort to do her exercises and this has probably set her up to fail. Please make sure you are doing all you can to resolve this with out more surgery !!!  All the very best. Jenni.
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    Yes, I had a revision after 9 yrs wi th the original. I changed Drs and he used a different prosthesis which I thought was superior to the original. Unfortunately, the day after the surgery I fell and twisted my femur into requiring a second surgery in 3 days. They inserted a steel plate from hip to knee with eight screws and immobilized the leg slowing down therapy but I healed very quickly and walked much better with the revised prosthesis.

    As far as the pro was, its the same old same old. Pain meds, exercise, ice and time. This all happened in Jan and I was back hitting chip shots in the backyard by early June.

    I never thought my foot was tracking properly with the 1st one. It would sort of fly open when I walked. Withe the revision my foot was perfectly aligned.

    Good luck.

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      Thank you, that’s made me feel quite positive about the whole thing.

      I’m going back in 4 weeks to have a good discussion with the surgeon so i won’t be too scared if that’s the route we decide on.

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