knee replacement allergy
I’ve had constant pain since my TKR 6/17. I’ve now found I’m allergic to cement and moderate allergy to nickel. The KR is coming loose, and is unstable. I need a custom made joint that will take 10 mos to make. Has anyone gone through this?
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You definitely have my prayers. Hope all goes well.
Prayers for you. I have Interstitial Cystitis to go along with dealing with knee replacement. Not something I would wish on any one.
Hello @lonna66, I would like to add my welcome to Connect along with @jnoronha. Sorry to hear you both have had a knee replacement that hasn't worked. There are a couple of other knee replacement discussions you may find helpful.
– Knee Replacement Failure – Need total reconstruction: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/knee-replacement-failure-need-total-reconstruction/
– Revision Total Knee Replacement Surgery: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/revision-surgery/
Do you know if your knee replacement failed because of an allergy you have to the metal that is used in the replacement parts?
Definitely praying… completely understand the pain!
I do know that I can only wear either all silver or all gold jewelry, any plated that wears off, I either break out or the body part turns either green or blue! I do remember when I was little, my mom had something on her hands that she used to call crud, she could only use Palmolive detergent to wash anything, and Prell to wash her hair anything else that she use she would break out something awful. And the same thing with the jewelry, if it was not 100% pure she just playing could not wear it. And my sisters, all have the same problem.
@lonna66, Did your knee surgeon run any metal allergy tests to see if might have a problem with the knee replacement implant? The reason I ask is you mentioned the doctor went in to replace it and the bottom portion fell out.
I have had burning,pain and stiffness since bilateral knee replacements in 2005!! No doctor could help. I am just finding out about metal allergy . OMG that is my issue.
Hello @auntb1947, Welcome to Connect, an online community where patients and caregivers share their experiences, find support and exchange information with others. Having the burning, pain and stiffness since 2005 when your knee replacements were done is a long time. Have you reached out to your doctor or surgeon or had any metal allergy testing done?
Try toxicologist. Are your knee replacements made of cobalt? Cobalt, I believe isn’t used anymore. I suggest you have heavy metal test done.
Gadalidium, used in MRI’s can cause side effects also. It is also toxic and can cause a host of problems. Your primary care physician can order a toxicology test. You will have to go to a lab or hospital to have it done to see what percentage is in your system, if any.