Not sure where you live but this guy is a specialist. He did my last revision which has held since 3/12. Ryan Nunley, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 314-747-2500. Good luck! Keep us posted.View Thread
I had my knee revised in 3/12. Previously replaced in 1/09 and revised 6/11. I think this one "took" however, I have recently developed a strange stinging/burning/tingling sensation on the left side of my knee. It happens at night and it's so painful it wakes me up. It's not constant. I take ibuprofen daily and just started taking sulfasalazine. Has anybody else experienced this? ThanksView Thread
Hi, I've had both replaced and would advise you to do them separately. Having both done at the same time puts a lot of strain on your upper body and you'll be totally incapacitated. I was able to have the second one done one month from the first. Some Doctors will advise you to wait longer. Good luck!View Thread
Not sure about another surgery but I had mine revised again (so one TKR; two revisions) and I have a LOT of hardware now. Rods in both my thigh and calf and a mechanical stop and a reinforcement rod between the two parts - about as thick as my little finger. The point of all of this is this one finally took. I had my last surgery in 3/12 and spent the first three months in an immobilizer. I had to find a surgeon who deals with special needs; all my other surgeons told me there was nothing more they could do. It might be worth if for you to see if there's a specialist in your area. Good luck!View Thread
I had my six month checkup today and the news was good! The clunking I hear/feel when I straighten out my leg is because there's a positive stop in what is the hinged knee that I now have. I can stop that from occuring by keeping my knee slightly bent all the time vs. more surgery or wearing a brace. I will work on strenthening my quadriceps and hope that alleviates the problem.View Thread
Hi, Just had my six month follow-up and all is well! I have learned to always keep my knee slightly bent so everything holds together and I don't experience the clunking when I hyper extend my knee. I think I have a constrained knee; I'm not sure what the difference is between that and a hinged knee. Regardless, the third time appears to be a charm and I'll do anything to avoid wearing a brace the rest of my life. I hope you're doing well.View Thread
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