Knee replacement loosening

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You have to check if there is any infection, scar tissue formation or stiffness after the total <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>replacement</span> surgery. Rule out instability, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loose</span>ning of components, fractures of any bones. Go for present day scans and take a second opinion. A close follow-up of your progress by your surgeon is crucial for the success in return of range of motion. Take care!
defective <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>replacement</span>? by jimg44, 22 hours ago Hello, I am a 49 yr old male about 5ft 6",160lbs. Three years ago I had a total right knee replacement. The surgery was a success for almost three I was totally pain free. Just recently the pain came back with a vengeance. Before my surgery it was bone on bone and the pain was unreal. Now the pain is back and I am in misery. It is just different, because obviously it's a different joint.
I had surgery 9-29-08 and had a Zimmer gender specific total <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>replacement</span>. Since then I have pain around the outer edge of my left foot and across the arch of my foot. Can you give me an answer as to why this has happened and what can I do for the pain?
In May 2009 I had a total left <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>replacement</span>. December 2009, left hip <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>replacement</span>. June 2010 Right hip replacement. In June 2011, my doctor told me the Left knee component had come loose and needed to be replaced. Revision left knee done in December 2011. He said the cement had failed to bond to the bone on tibia and femur. He basically lifted out the prosthesis. He did say that 3 brands of cement are available and he used a different type in the TKR revision surgery.
On September 7/12 I received a total <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>replacement</span> of my left <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span>. I suffer from severe osteoarthrits and am only 59 years of age. I previously had shoulder replacements in 2008 and 2010 respectively. My right knee is scheduled for replacement on March 25th of this year. My initial recovery from the left knee replacement was excellent. I was walking without a cane within 7 days, and no longer needed any medication stronger than ibupuprofen.
Hello, sorry to hear you are in pain. I am guessing that the pain is around the knee that was replaced 20 years ago. I searched the web and discovered that after between 15 and 20 years many patients need to have surgery again due to loosening. It sounds like it is time to get back to your doctor. I hope you find relief soon! Please let us know how you do.
My first <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>replacement</span> was in 2002. Second one was in 2003 (on the other <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span>). For a number of years now I have had pain in my "knees". Even the tissue surrounding them. I've noticed that I can hear the prosthesis move when I move my leg. I swing my legs and they make a funny noise. Today I went to an orthopaedic surgeon about another (unrelated) problem and asked him about the pain in my knees.
Gradually experiencing more pain in left side of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> and across the area above <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span>. Now <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> is very painful just to physically move it. Area visually swollen, can see swelling through clothing. Bone scan did not rule out loosening. X-rays show no loosening. Now walk with limp and have trouble going up and down stairs because knee does not bend. Dr. gave seroid pack, didn't help. He has no other solutions. Any ideas?
After <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>replacement</span> surgery done in June 2010 and is still swollen and painful. I cannot walk properly with out pain as was promised.
i can relate to everyone with pain after hip <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>replacement</span>, i had my right hip replaced in Aug of 2006,i am still living with pain,it is so hard to get around to do anything anymore.
Because of the pain that never went away I had a revision of the same <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> 3 years ago along with my left <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> replaced. The right <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> seemed to be coming along fine until my doctor wanted me to get my left knee manipulated for more flexibility which I agreed to and at the last minute suggested that as long as you're here why not do both. Big mistake. My right knee has never been right. The pain is so bad I cannot do anything. The left leg is wonderful.
My X-RAY, Bone scan etc are normal. There is no <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loose</span>ning, no infection and X ray looks normal. I still have pain sensation on lower part of the thigh which faces the chair while sitting i.e when it touches the hard surface and the pain while walking starting from thigh to knee and lower part of the legs. The good leg and thigh also pains while walking and sitting but lesser than the operated one.. Is there a treatment. No doctor has been able to diagnose the problem.
I had a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>replacement</span> a year ago and am having pain. I was curious . . . how did they know the glue was deteriorating? Did they do an MRI? I just had and MRI and have been told it could be "mild loosening, bone stress reaction, or stress response". My Dr.'s onlt response was, if it's bad enough redo the knee replacement surgery. How long ago was your replacement surgery?
Had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>replacement</span> surgery two years ago. XRay taken after complaint of pain indicated to MD the prostheses was badly placed. Had second surgery (new Orthopedist) with prosthesis replaced with 18 in long prosthesis. Now bone scan reveals "Intensely increased rate tracer activity is identified outlining the entire tibial component of the right knee prostheses including the tibial plateau and the stem. No abnormal rate tracer uptake identified about the patellar and femoral components.
i had total <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>replacement</span> in may.2009.but still i get pain and feeling of heaviness in knees more in right knee in night during sleep .i can walk for about half KM or so comfortably.please advise.
Pain in the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> after total <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>replacement</span> can occur due to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> infection or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loose</span>ning, resurfaced patella, with effusion in the joint occuring due to worn out polyethylene components, due to damage to the vessels and nerves around the knee etc. In case of infection antibiotics would help. In case of worn out polyethylene components may be reoperation could be considered. Also you mentioned that a cyst is present in the knee area, this could have been the cause of pain in the knee.
Hello Dear, Although you have not specified the exact type of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> surgery you underwent. It seems that most likely it has been <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>replacement</span> surgery [also known as total knee arthroplasty]. It might be due to loosening of the cement where the implants meet the bone or due to the wear of the polyethylene-bearing surface of a metal-backed tibial platform or a metal-backed patellar componentis a well recognized complication.
I had total <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>replacement</span> about 6 years ago. My right <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> was better soon but my left knee seemed to take longer. My knee doesn't bother me now but if I walk a block or so or stand in one place for 5 or more minutes my leg right below the knee gets so painful I can't stand on it. The pain seems to be right behind the surgery scar. I have had mri and bone scans but we can not find out what is causing the pain.
These could or could not be related to the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>replacement</span>. Possibilities include malpositioning or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loose</span>ning of the prosthesis, neuromuscular issues etc. I would suggest getting this evaluated by your orthopedician for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management. Hope this is helpful. Take care!
These could or could not be related to the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>replacement</span>. Possibilities include malpositioning or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loose</span>ning of the prosthesis, neuromuscular issues etc. I would suggest getting this evaluated by your orthopedician for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management. Hope this is helpful. Take care!
Hi, Thanks for writing in. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>replacement</span> surgery can sometimes manifest with pain, dueto certain reasons like,infection at the surgical site, blood clots, implant loosening or failure, stiffness in the joint. Rarely, peroneal nerve damage might occur which can cause pain in the leg.With treatment condition will can be treated with in 6-12 months.
Total <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>replacement</span> 9/07 ..since surgery which also showed a Bakers Cyst I have sharp pain in back of knee whenever I pull heel up to buttocks ..it can be extreme.. I am told to be patient with it. This is severe pain and not there prior to surgery...As knee gets to 90degrees it is extreme..!!! knee had total rebuild in 1978 and this is 1st surgery since. Lots of scaring and arthritis so TKR was done. No acl, no cartiledge etc from original injury..
I'm a 47 yr. old Female and had a total <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>replacement</span> in APR 2007 (the kind that cemented only tin the lower portion and it swivels some). I've been having pain in my lower leg and ankle, usually associated with weight bearing activity (sometimes excruciating, but othertimes it's ok). My Dr. sent me for an MRI, the results ("Impression") states: "Mild synovitis in the joint.
Patients with a loose total <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> joint limp. The pain is usually felt in the whole <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> area, predominantly in the front, along with increasing stiffness and effusion in the knee joint. With advancing time patient will not be able to put weight and diminished motion in the joint. Diagnosis can be made with the help of X-rays. Revision operation can be considered if there is unbearable pain, progression of osteolysis and loss of function.
I had a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>replacement</span> on my right <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> in 2005 and everything has been fine. I had my left knee replaemnt in sept 2006 and again in feb 2007 and again in sept 2007 and I'm still having a great amount of pain and discomfort. I had a bone scan done today to see if anything else is going on but work get results until next monday. I had been diagnous with avasular necrosis of the joints which it can affect any joint in your body and mind started with my knees.
Hi, My mother underwent a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>replacement</span> surgery first time in dec 2007 some months after the surgery she started having puss discharge just around her knees and when consulted with doctors they advised she has had an infection.
I took this as meaning there is an issue with the hardware on my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>replacement</span> which has cause scare tissue. What else are they trying to say? In the impressions from the nuclear med physician it states that "Status post total right knee arthroplasty hardware replacement, no abnormal foci of radiotracer activity nor overlying hyperemia to suggest associated acute process, such as loosening or infection." 2.
1ST <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>replacement</span> 7 yrs ago. (right <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span>) 2nd <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> revision surgery March 2013 due to loosening of cement in tibia and found 2 large holes in tibia. Now I went in for xrays this week (10/29/2013) and dr. informed me the cement is loosening again in tibia around replacement and is moving further down the bone. He wants to do another surgery within the next 3 months. He is afraid of fracture. WHY is this occurring?? Is it cement? What could be causing this? Help me What should I do?
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