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Avatar n tn However, when I showed my right knee last month this year I was told that I need full knee replacement. The surgeon recommended Otisknee replacement procedure. Is it possible that my right knee can deteriorate in onr year to have full replacemnt as opposed to partial. What are the reports on Otisknee replacement procedure. What are the pros & cons of partial replacement versus full replacement.
16888441 tn?1452155657 s usually a good practice to consult with at least 2-3 top doctors before undergoing a knee replacement surgery. Knee replacement can be an excellent option in many cases, but there are also some contra-indications where a knee replacement should not be the first choice. For instance, if a person is young and below 50 years of age, knee replacement can be delayed because the life of implants typically lasts between 15-20 years. Is the person too over-weight?
Avatar m tn Hello Dear, Although you have not specified the exact type of knee surgery you underwent. It seems that most likely it has been Knee replacement 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.
Avatar m tn Unfortunately once your joint becomes bone on bone there is little left to do other then a total knee replacement. Cartilage replacement procedure is not a simple task. Procedures and products are being tested every day but to my knowledge the usual "cure" is a knee replacement. There are some "injections" that are used for some ppl that have minimal cartilage damage. They work for some and not for others.
Avatar f tn Hi there my husband underwent partial knee replacement surgery 10yrs and then second knee 6years ago. his knees have been fine and he started gentle running again after many years of not being able to due to pain. 5years ago whilst jogging he experienced a near fatal anaphylactic shock and was later diagnosed with exercise induced anaphylaxis but only after eating wheat. All has been well for a number of years but then a couple of wks ago another problem occurred.
Avatar m tn My mother had Knee Replacement Surgery in one knee a little over two years ago, due to osteoarthritis. However, she does still have considerable amount of pain. She "bandages" her knees up every morning. She did all of the required exercises after the surgery (perhaps too much). Her range of motion is OK, but less than it was before surgery. She was able to sit cross-legged before the surgery for a little while, but cannot now.
1176841 tn?1330832460 Docs found on my ankle MRI 1) Marked subcutaneous edema of the distal lower leg and ankle. 2) fluid present within the flexor hallucis longus tendon sheath. The fluid extends along the plantar surface of the tendon as it progresses towards the insertion of the hallux. 3) Degenerative changes within the hindfoot. 4) Subchondral cyst is present as well as adjacent cyst within the sustentaculum tali at the level of the medial subtalar joint. Diagnosis: Tenosynovitis of flexor hallucis longus.
Avatar f tn My dear, your pain and swelling is most likely due to the fact that you require a knee replacement. The fact that it travels into your leg is quite common. That pain came become excruciating. You must have some very painful times. Our body functions as a unit. Nerves run through the knee and into the foot. If those nerves are inflamed, irritated, damaged, compresses and/or in any way compromised your pain will travel down into your leg.
Avatar m tn m on 37 so any thoughts of knee replacement were immediately rejected. I went through 8 weeks of non-weight bearing and physical therapy and now doing everything on my own. During all this time I've had pain in the harvest site and instability. I was told if it continued through November to give him a call back so obviously I'm going to. However, in the last month it seems to be getting a lot worse.
3780106 tn?1348114717 for the hip joint that can postpone total hip replacement. Having said that, the newest implants they have for hip joints are far superior to the old style; the newer type removes less bone and allows the patient to engage in more high-impact activities than with the old-style joint. As ladybirdgal said, physical therapy can help strengthen the supporting muscles and tendons around a joint, which can lessen the pain.
Avatar f tn I have osteoarthritis in my foot, and I have to decide between an joint replacement or a fusion in my right great toe. I would like to know the pros and cons to both so I can make an informed decision.
Avatar m tn I am just wondering if there are other better options out there that is not as costly as implants. I have 2 dental insurances but implants are usually not fully covered. I still will have some major out of pocket expense. I also don't know if a bridge would be a good way to go? I will be seeing the denstist who did the original work to get a 2nd opinion. Anyone have a similar situation where you are/had been faced with having to replace a crown? Any suggestions or thoughts..
Avatar n tn I am weighing the TRAM vs. implants choices for a bilateral mastectomy. One big concern for me on implants is the risk of needing to replace an implant, which seems to be a very high risk over my lifetime (I am 56) (based on study results published in the implant makers' patient disclosures).
Avatar f tn I am 55 years old and have 30 year old leaking silicon implants. To have them replaced, should I go through the same scar underneath the breast and have them inserted in the same pocket located in front of the muscle. Or should I have them put behind the muscle. I have been given different opinions related to the ability to detect cancer. I do not have a history of breast cancer. Thank-you for your input.
Avatar m tn I had hip replacement surgery three months ago. In the last month or so I have been troubled by insomnia. I wake up most nights after a couple of hours of sleep. I have no pain or discomfort. Several patients at the physical therapist who had hip or knee surgery had similar experiences. One woman who had knee surgery six months ago is still experiencing insomnia. Is there a connection between the surgery and insomnia and how can it be treated? I do not want to take any medications.
Avatar f tn I am 58 year old female. I just had my second total knee replacement to the rt knee on Nov 18,2014. This one has hurt and swelled so bad. I felt pretty good on morning after surgery. Got up with therapy and walked 300 ft. did all the other stuff, heel slides, etc. Well they killed me that night, they put me in that cpn machine and set it for 110. I was in that thing all night. I could hardly walk to the bathroom little alone do anything else.
Avatar m tn This procedure preserves more of the bone, something to consider in the event I outlive the life of the implants and require further replacement down the road..Thought I would pass along an excellent patient site on hip implants I stumbled on. Pro Hip resurfacing: http://www.surfacehippy.info/index.php and a sister site for THR (total hip replacement): http://www.surfacehippy.info/thrinformation.
Avatar n tn My mom recently had knee replacement on 6/8/19. (She had both hip replacement in 2010 previously)Can she have MR and tomography? She started having severe hip(both) aches after her right knee surgery. Especially when she moves or walks, she says her both bottoms(where she sits), sometimes hips are hurting so much. Does she need to have MRI or tomography and can she use MRI or tomography with her replacements?
Avatar m tn THE DOCTER SAID I WOULDNT BE ABLE TO GET A KNEE REPLACEMENT TILL IM IN MY 50,S WHY IS THIS?? i have had ( d.v.t.) for 8 yrs had a pulmonary embolism in 2000..am on coumadin for life!! I HAVE 2 NEGATIVE BLOOD PROTEINS..NO DOCKTER WANT TO DO ANYTHING WITH ME AT THIS TIME!! I BEEN ON NARCOTICS 5 YRS NOW,,FOR KNEE PAIN AND LOWER BACK PAIN..WILL MY KNEES JUST SNAP AT THE PIVIT AREA???? SOMETIMES WHEN I WALK IT FEELS LIKE ITS GOING TO SNAP..PLEASE HELP ME UNDERSTAND THIS??
1132705 tn?1260482521 I really have no -idea as what type of TKR was done on you (in context to the implants used). Now a days we have high flexion Implants also which gives upto 165 Degrees of Knee Flexion. It's good that you are giving a thought about your future planing.
Avatar f tn Ok, after reading all the negative comments about knee replacement on this site, I have just about decided not to have the surgery done. Is there anyone out there that has had success in this and would like to share? I need some positive feedback, please.
Avatar f tn I had a knee replacement 5 months ago and I am allergic to nickel. Now this knee needs to be taken out and replaced! Is the Oxinium knee nickel free? I am very sick from this and need help quick! This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/227286'>On-going Pain after Knee replacement surgery</a>.
Avatar f tn I had been diagnosed with Osteoarthritis in the left knee and beginning in the right knee four years ago. I was told that I was bone on bone in the left knee. Since I was only 50 years old the doctor said that I was too young for surgery. Four years later, 1 less thyroid, additional weight, I have been told I am too fat and I need to get my BMI down before they would consider.
Avatar f tn 5 months ago I had bilateral knee replacement, I am having sharp pain behind my right knee. This started about one month back. It usually only happens when i am laying down, but now is happenning when I am sitting. The pain is very sharp wakes me up.Other than this pain I am doing great, but i just want to know if this is just part of the healing process or is there a problem?
Avatar m tn I HAD KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY 9 WEEKS AGO. THE PAIN IS SO INTENSE. THE ONLY TIME IT SEEMS NOT TO HURT IS IF I CAN SLEEP. I REALLY DO NOT WANT TO TAKE ANY PILLS ALL THE TIME FOR PAIN. I JUST AM BESIDE MYSELF. I ASKED THE DR AT MY POST OP AND HE STATES THIS IS NORMAL.. MY KNEE ALSO CLICKS SOMETIMES. HE STATES THIS IS NORMAL TOO. PLEASE HELP. I NEED SOME ADVICE.
Avatar n tn I had a total knee replacement done over 14 weeks ago and still have quite a bit discomfort. My knee down to my ankle will swell and I get a burning sensation that will last for hours. I have been to the doctors several times and i am being told that this is normal and could last up to 1 year. I had the other knee replaced and didn't have anywhere near the pain I am having with this knee.