You should take it to an orthopedic doctor and let him tell you how to treat it. Treatment totally depends on a diagnosis. Self-diagnosis via the internet is generally a bad idea. Knees are very complicated and if you don't take care of them you could be in for a world of hurt.View Thread
If you're not satisfied with your doctor then you can get your MRI and get another opinion. To answer your question, yes, things can get missed in an MRI. And, since humans are reading them, it's possible for them to miss also. It's quite possible your surgeon didn't see the actual images. The images are first read by a radiologist and they are the experts at reading them. They write a report and then send it to the surgeon. Any time I've had an MRI I have taken the actual images to the surgeon at a follow up appt. so he can see them. Your surgeon may have just read the report and that's fine, too.View Thread
What sort of help do you think a lawyer is going to give you? They can't fix your knee. If your own doctor won't help then seek out another surgeon that deals with issues like this. Some doctors won't deal with another surgeon's mess but there are others that will. We have a surgeon in my area that specializes in failed joint replacements.
The success rate for TKRs is somewhere around 95% so it's more likely your bad knee is the fluke. If a good TKR is a fluke for your surgeon then you don't want him dealing with your knee, let alone trying to fix it.View Thread
Your best advice is to ask your own doctor. They generally advise against running simply because your knee takes a beating. It's hard on real knees so it's going to be hard on a fake one. TKRs eventually start to break down. There's cement in there that can fracture and cause your implant to loosen. Lots of running can cause that to happen sooner, rather than later. So you can probably run, but your knee won't last as long. Biking and swimming are much easier on knees.View Thread
You should listen to the doctors and not the internet. The internet has no idea what kind of fracture was sustained. If you don't like the answers you get in the hospital then get another opinion frpm another surgeon that deals with the elderly.View Thread
You need to stop worrying about other people and concentrate on your own healing. You keep saying you don't want to be compared to others but then you compare one knee with the other. That's the problem with doing both at once. The outcomes can be totally different. and people don't prepare themselves for that possibility. My knee swelled for months after surgery. It's all part of the process.View Thread
I think most average 63 year olds have trouble doing those thing with or without a knee replacement. Everyone gets stiff and less able to do things. I don't know many people that age that can get down on the floor without hanging on to something. So what? It's all part of the aging process.View Thread