I Went to my 3rd orthopedist to discuss removal of scar tissue he explained to me that my bone scan revealed that there may be a plate loose. That would require an open manipulation to visualize if this is true or not. If it is true then I will have to endure a second TKR. But what can I do? My flexion is only 82 to 85°
It’s been that way since my first TKR last July 2018.
And as a bonus I have discovered that my cementless stryker triathlon prosthesis the plate may have started to separate. That handy-dandy prosthesis that is so high end may be a dud.
Surgeon number one insisted that I wasn’t exercising enough which is why I wasn’t improving my flexion which turns out was absolutely untrue ,my flexion was never good. He never wanted to do any imaging but did consent to do usual x-ray postoperatively and after three months of deterioration, 2 MUA’s, A late intervention of using a CPM machine which I should’ve been using since the very beginning (three months. It’s too late to start using a CPM machine )since I had an existing contracture before the operation.
SMH I just want to scream!
I have gone through 40 weeks of physical therapy and all the recommended exercises, and a dynosplint .
The summer of 2019 I had 20 additional sessions of PT and they could not improve my flexion one bit.
I am almost 2 years From my first TKR.
I am now currently going to the Beth Isreal in Boston.
Does anyone else go there?