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LynetteGable
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Fused leg knee removed due to infection

Posted by @lynettegable, Sep 22, 2016

Looking for anyone has a fused leg and what they are experiencing
Due to infectious i had knee prostheses removed and right leg fused. Have had problems now with back, left knee etc

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Hi @lynettegable, I moved your message to the Bones, Joints & Muscles group as this groups discusses topics similar to what you’re referencing. Can you tell us what you’re experiencing exactly?

I would also like to introduce you to other members, @niazumbanut, @gonefishinmt, @smargelz, and @dawn_giacabazi, as I feel that they would be able to provide valuable insight and advice.

I havevnow been having problems with my back, good knee, hip pain. Have had nerve ablations on back. Also numbness in foot and leg and pain in tge fused leg

Hi @lynettegable.

What if any kinds of treatments have helped it the past. Have you had success with physical therapy?

I went to pt for my archilles tendon but pt was afraid to change my gait until I went to a specialist. I just came back from Mayo and am going to start more pt for that. Im told no other pt can help with my other problems. My good need is worn out now but because of my infection risk they dont want to put in a new one. I have appt in November at the pain clinic and am also exploring other options for treatment of my knee such as stem cell or plasma but it is out of pocket. I just have never found anyone that has had their leg fused if they are experiencing problems.

Does anyone have a fused leg? I had knee replacement and revision due to infection. When 2nd knee got infected they removed and fused leg with rod from hip to ankle. I now have back pain. My good knee is not good had to have bone chips, minnescus removed. Had cortisone, “chicken juice” injections
No help. Going to try out of pocket stem cell and PRP in knee.

@lynettegable

Does anyone have a fused leg? I had knee replacement and revision due to infection. When 2nd knee got infected they removed and fused leg with rod from hip to ankle. I now have back pain. My good knee is not good had to have bone chips, minnescus removed. Had cortisone, “chicken juice” injections
No help. Going to try out of pocket stem cell and PRP in knee.

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Hello Lynette,

I moved your discussion and combined it with your previous discussion on a fused leg. I did this so that the conversation would be moved to the top of the Bones, Joints & Muscles group again. I did an extensive search of Mayo Clinic Connect and I believe you may be unique in your fused knee.

While this may be frustrating, I can relate in the sense that I recently had to fuse my left ankle due to end-stage arthritis. Recently, I have had pain issues in my left knee and right hip as a result. Some think my new pain may be from the change in my walking gait, which may be something you may wish to discuss with your physician.

Although it is not a fused leg, I would like you to meet @suee, @amy75, and @grammyx4 who have had spinal fusions and back pain and may be able to offer some insight on how to manage back pain and the frustrations of a fusion of any kind.

@lynettegable, has your physician discussed your change of walking gait with you and how that may cause other joint pain? Do you notice any particular activities that make your back pain worse?

Thank you so much for reaching out to others. Walking, standing, sitting too long increases pain. Only relief is laying down

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