Hello all, I have recently been diagnosed with oral lichen planus. This is a very uncomfortable mouth irritation. Supposedly from an allergic reaction according to the www.aaom.com. My knee was replaced in Nov of 2011 and this crud started about 7 months after the surgery. I have been reading that people, although it is not common, do have allergic reactions to the metal in the implant. My question is, has anyone had the metal sensitivity test and did Insurance cover any of it? Has anyone suffered with Oral Lichen Planus? Thanks LisaView Thread
Hi Chris, My left knee was done just a year ago and the I fell and sprained the damn thing about 8 weeks after the surgery. The implant was fine. By Sept it was clear that something wasn't right. The knee buckled all the time and I had a very hard time stretching the knee straight when I woke up. Saw the Dr. again and he said I probably tore the hamstring on the side of the knee and there is nothing he can do surgically so back to PT. The pain is better but still very unstable and buckles . Now I have a mouth irritation that has developed possibly due to the metal in the implant and just asked my primary if the knee is always going to be so tender. I lost a lot of weight right after surgery to. What I know to be true for myself was that I had no appetite at all for food and I think it was all the drugs used and I was also in a lot of pain. This was the most painful thing that I have ever done. I can't imagine having two knees done at once. I had problems with the oxycontin my body developed an addiciton to it even though I took it exactly the way it was prescribed. Keep up the strength exercises and hopefully it will work out for you.
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