I had a "revision" they replaced my smith and nephew knee with a Striker knee. I had a 8-12degree rotation of the femur portion of the replacement. Seems like a problem with the template the original doctor used. 3 months post op and finally getting some relief from pain. 110 degree bend, cant seem to straighten the leg thoView Thread
I am in the same position. The pain is now unbearable. I am talking to a doctor who deals in problems from replacements. He says my surgeon is good and did a good job. Size and Placement is correct, but the issue is my femur is longer than the other knee. They did not remove enough bone on the thigh end. There is not enough space between the two replacements and the plastic beating surface. After 2 years I thought the muscles and ligaments would have stretched but apparently not. I was told I have a scar tissue issue, but that may only be a small part of the issue.View Thread
I ha surgery January 2010. I am in more pain now then before the surgery. I regret ever having it done. Dr. says everything looks good, but the knee shifted to the left. That causes pain and pinching with every step. I have to use a cane and have lost the ability to straighten my knee and ROM has decreased every month. I had surgical manipulation after surgery and over 4 months of PT every year since the surgery. I'd love to find out if anything can be doneView Thread
Im in the same boat as you. I was told if I had the surgery to cean out the scar tissue, I probably would grow back and it probably would be heavier. I'm looking into the possibility of the treatment they are giving burn victims for scar tissue issues. They inject ste cells from your stomach and people have gained upto 45 degrees of ROMView Thread
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