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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 n tn Hello, my mom was allergic to the components in her knee replacements. She ended up having them removed and redoing the replacement with titanium so that all the symptons would go away hopefully. They did, not even an hour after the surgery her hives,redness,everything was gone.The doctors will tell you that your not allergic to the replacement. But, my mom was within an hour after surgery. red all over,fever. have an allergist do a skin and patch test for metals & cement.
Avatar f tn My mom is six weeks out from having a TKR where they used titanium but was I was informed today that her knee replacement WAS NOT total titanium. within 2 wks post surgery my mom developed a bad smell in sinuses, a very bad bitter metallic taste in her mouth, she's has had constant nausea for six weeks now along with loss of appetite to which she has lost considerable amount of weight, severely depressed with anxiety now..
Avatar n tn Was there any indication that the rash/hives were from the titanium in the hip? My husband had a titanium hip replacement last fall and suddenly is covered with a rash and hives.
Avatar n tn Pain in the knee after total knee replacement can occur due to knee infection or loosening, 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.
Avatar n tn Not just metal on metal hips causing large titanium levels in the blood, 3 years 4 hips to date still have problems with inflamation, it is the titamnium leg implant causing fluid buid up and is extremely painful, I need to have it drained 2-3 times a years, only a Aspiration of the hip tells you exactly, to much to list but yes the have other metals they have talked to me about chorme molly, problem is finding any doctor to attempt removal or the titanium leg implant with out destroying the bo
Avatar m tn Thanks for the quick response. I'm active duty Air Force so I'm not too worried about surgeries and such but more about my 8 years I have left to retirement. I'm sure my Ortho will tell me it's not failed since the last x-rays done he said everything looked great. He said he could barely see the harvest site and the implants looked great. However, of course I've been more active since those x-rays were done. Maybe too active...?
Avatar f tn Hi I hav3 had five lt knee replacement . After my first one my knee was just like yours,,, no one could or wanted to help me. The first surgeon wanted me to do a Mua. I can’t believe he didn’t see it for what it was... I was in pain, chair bound and miserable. I found a dr who beil3ved in me. I believe you. This dr told me that 50 of the aspirations do not show infections. He and my pcp could see it was infected. Your leg is infected. Antibioditics will not help as a tried oral ones..
Avatar f tn I had a knee replacement in March09 and started having bronchitis in July. AFter 5 rounds of antiobiotics and several round of steroids, stiill having burning in chest and burning on right side of body and my mouth is very burnt 24/7 tastes like a wood stove. and bad acid reflux symptoms. have had several tests run and honestly doctors are fed up with me and think im crazy. im miserable all the time. chest gurles, burns, side of body burns down to my foot. wondering if it titanium allergy.
Avatar f tn i had hip replacement ( with titanium) and now have problems with both hands. not the palms, just the upper parts and between the fingers. could this be from titanium toxicity?
Avatar f tn All of my research shows that the people that do suffer from a reaction to Nickel or Cobalt from the knee replacement get better once the knees are replaced with titanium knee replacements – trying to get the Doctors to come to this conclusion is the hard part. (I am not a health care professional but with what I have seen on the net points to the knee replacement as the cause.
Avatar f tn my ortho says that the plate in my leg has to be removed --the wrong plate was put in to start with -and this type never last over 2 years--and the leg was set crooked and my hip is thrown off by walking crooked(not done by my current ortho) i am in constant pain and can walk very little without my leg and knee swelling--i am a 64 yo female i have osteoporosis--ortho suggested i wait as long as i can to have the plate removed--and he also said i will have to have a total knee replacement i hav
Avatar m tn on may 11th i had to have knee surgery where they repaired knee cap with titanium screws and wiring. about 10 days after surgery i have developed this unbearable itching all over my body and burning i have been to er twice in two weeks with no explanation and was put on benedryl 50mg, prednisone, and pepcid ac 20mg. after completing the medication as directed about 48 hours after i am suffering with uncontrollable itching and burning all over body again.
Avatar n tn is it possible to have rejection of a titanium hip replacement? pain has increased 1 month after hip replacement?
Avatar f tn I have arthritis through out my body. 15 months ago I had total knee replacement, now I have pain there. There is a sore spot on either side of the knee, sometimes the pain wakes me. My ortho did x-rays last wk and cannot find any reason for the pain. Have any of you had this same experience?
Avatar n tn And his surgeon suggested him to take another surgery in order to replace the missing skull with titanium plate. Does anyone know whether this kind of Skull Replacement surgery is risky or not? We live in China, and are considering to send him to a hospital in US or Europe where he can get a better treatment if this surgery is too risky. Thanks in advance! btw, does anyone here know the difference between Titanium and Ceramic as material for skull replacement?
Avatar n tn After breaking his arm my son had a titanium screw put in his shoulder, his shoulder is now swollen and very painfull The Doctor said he may have a reaction to the titanium screw, Has anyone else had this problem.
Avatar f tn Hi Ellienc, What type of titanium product did you have? Was it a spacer/disc made of titanium or the titanium plate for stabilizing the fusion? Artificial disc replacement would be my first choice but it is still under clinical trial here in Australia and insurance would not cover it. So I am considering ACDF with Zimmer Trabecular Metal cage with tricalcium phosphate for fusion, stabilize with titanium plate.
Avatar n tn 15 years later the femur broke and a rod was inserted. Now 20 years later I need to have knee replacement and the dr says the rod comes down so low it will interfere with the new knee and he will have to back the rod out of the femur in order to replace the knee. I am scared and I am also in a great deal of pain with the knee. I want so badly to resume a normal life. I have been dealing with this accident for 40 years. Does the bone grow to the titanium rod?
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??
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.
Avatar f tn My mom is six weeks out from having a TKR where they used titanium but was I was informed today that her knee replacement WAS NOT total titanium. within 2 wks post surgery my mom developed a bad smell in sinuses, a very bad bitter metallic taste in her mouth, she's has had constant nausea for six weeks now along with loss of appetite to which she has lost considerable amount of weight, severely depressed with anxiety now..
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 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.