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Sorry I'm slow with the updates but my surgery didn't go to plan. As some of you will recall I'm 23 weeks post TKR and went in for an MUA and Adesiolysis yesterday due to poor bend and lack of straightening.
It basically didn't happen. The camera showed that there was a problem with my ligaments. He couldn't do the Mua as there was a high chance of breaking the leg due to the force needed to stretch the ligaments. They are the reason my leg will not bend or straighten. He took several biopsy's to make sure there is nothing else going on that's causing their refusal to move. I have a numb leg which won't hold my weight properly as they gave me an arterial nerve block, thinking I would be on the CPM machine...that obviously wasn't needed.
I've been told I need a new TKR. This one will be even more complex as the ligaments will be stripped from my leg and replaced by hinges. I will have a full Terminator leg. I don't know when the surgery will be. I will see my surgeon in a few weeks to discuss further and he's getting a second opinion to make sure he covers all my options. I've also had issues with low haemoglobin levels so having treatment for that.
I have a massive dressing on the leg but no idea how many stitches I have underneath. I will have these removed in 2 weeks.
I can't tell you all how devastated I am. My journey is going to start all over again and be even more complex. In the mean time I'm left with a painful leg that doesn't work properly.
On the plus side at least the prosthesis was stable so hopefully once these wounds have healed and swelling and nerve block has gone then I should at least be back to that whilst I wait.
I'm feeling a bit sorry for myself at the moment 😩 No need for any kind words, I just wanted to keep you all informed, especially those of you also waiting for an MUA.
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