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Partial knee replacement

Posted by @kneeproblem, Sat, Sep 8 6:36am

After kpartual knee replacement in April and knee manipulation in June still can not walk on knee I have gone thru 39 visits of theraphy plus injections nothing is working for me asked doctor for a MRI test but says no wants to do a bone scan does anyone know what is different

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Hi @kneeproblem, sorry to hear about your knee and all the issues you have been dealing with.

The bone scan looks at bone and an MRI looks at tissue.

I sure hope it is all good but I dont understand why I can not walk on this knee it's awful but thank you for the reply

I had a partial knee replacement in April and a knee manipulation in June still have no relief finally the doctor did a bone scan after months of me telling him something is not right well my scan came back and I was wondering if anyone knows what this means periarticular degenerative activity along the axial and appendicular skeleton, intense focal activity left antecubital for a. Then is also mild focal activity along tibial component at midline of joint line possible due to loosening . Please has anyone been thru this or know what it means I can not get into his office for over a week and am nervous

Hello @kneeproblem. I moved your new discussion and combined it with your previous one from September 8th with the same title. I would like to invite @leh09, @progolfer, and @kibe75 to this discussion as they have all discussed having partial knee replacements in the past as well. I had to undergo two manipulations myself following my total knee replacement in 2006, they were not fun at all. I can understand being nervous for your appointment. Do you think it is possible that you may need a total knee replacement? I am not a medical professional and cannot offer a diagnosis, but it sounds like there is other structural damage around your knee joint. You mentioned you are going in to see your physician soon, do you mind sharing what concerns you the most?

I had a partial knee replacement Nov 29, 2017. At my 6 wk follow up I was threatened with a manipulation if I didn't get better range of motion in a month. My PT was then ramped up to 3x/wk, and included excruciating bending and straightening of my knee. I did finally (not until almost 6 months post op) get better range of motion. Unfortunately, I'm still having quite a bit of pain. I'm still in PT, and no one can figure out why I'm in so much pain. To add to my problems, I had been on diclofenac (NSAID like ibuprofen) to help with the pain, which it did, it made it bearable, but caused me to have a stomach ulcer and other GI issues so I can no longer take it. My family doctor prescribed tramadol for me to help, and is referring me to a pain specialist. I tried to get in with a different ortho group (UW Madison), but they won't schedule me until it has been a full year. I wish my insurance would cover Mayo, but I would have to pay out of pocket, which I can't do.

@JustinMcClanahan

Hello @kneeproblem. I moved your new discussion and combined it with your previous one from September 8th with the same title. I would like to invite @leh09, @progolfer, and @kibe75 to this discussion as they have all discussed having partial knee replacements in the past as well. I had to undergo two manipulations myself following my total knee replacement in 2006, they were not fun at all. I can understand being nervous for your appointment. Do you think it is possible that you may need a total knee replacement? I am not a medical professional and cannot offer a diagnosis, but it sounds like there is other structural damage around your knee joint. You mentioned you are going in to see your physician soon, do you mind sharing what concerns you the most?

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I am nervous about having to go thru all this pain and down time again and starting to heal again I haven't been able to enjoy my summer at all and afraid to go into the winter like this and what if it fails again. Plus I am mor sure if I trust my surgeon this time

@kibe75

I had a partial knee replacement Nov 29, 2017. At my 6 wk follow up I was threatened with a manipulation if I didn't get better range of motion in a month. My PT was then ramped up to 3x/wk, and included excruciating bending and straightening of my knee. I did finally (not until almost 6 months post op) get better range of motion. Unfortunately, I'm still having quite a bit of pain. I'm still in PT, and no one can figure out why I'm in so much pain. To add to my problems, I had been on diclofenac (NSAID like ibuprofen) to help with the pain, which it did, it made it bearable, but caused me to have a stomach ulcer and other GI issues so I can no longer take it. My family doctor prescribed tramadol for me to help, and is referring me to a pain specialist. I tried to get in with a different ortho group (UW Madison), but they won't schedule me until it has been a full year. I wish my insurance would cover Mayo, but I would have to pay out of pocket, which I can't do.

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I am in the same boat I can't get a second opinion and my insurance limits me to wear I can go . I wish I knewall of this before hand

I've been told I'll need a knee replacement surgery. After reading all the problems here, I'm really nervous and scared on how I'll do.

@JustinMcClanahan

Hello @kneeproblem. I moved your new discussion and combined it with your previous one from September 8th with the same title. I would like to invite @leh09, @progolfer, and @kibe75 to this discussion as they have all discussed having partial knee replacements in the past as well. I had to undergo two manipulations myself following my total knee replacement in 2006, they were not fun at all. I can understand being nervous for your appointment. Do you think it is possible that you may need a total knee replacement? I am not a medical professional and cannot offer a diagnosis, but it sounds like there is other structural damage around your knee joint. You mentioned you are going in to see your physician soon, do you mind sharing what concerns you the most?

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The pain has been unbearable and my doctor would not listen to me at all about what I am going thru he just wanted to keep ordering pain pills and tell me to wait it out finally HE ordered bone scan

@pjss48

I've been told I'll need a knee replacement surgery. After reading all the problems here, I'm really nervous and scared on how I'll do.

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For some it goes great others not so much

@JustinMcClanahan

Hello @kneeproblem. I moved your new discussion and combined it with your previous one from September 8th with the same title. I would like to invite @leh09, @progolfer, and @kibe75 to this discussion as they have all discussed having partial knee replacements in the past as well. I had to undergo two manipulations myself following my total knee replacement in 2006, they were not fun at all. I can understand being nervous for your appointment. Do you think it is possible that you may need a total knee replacement? I am not a medical professional and cannot offer a diagnosis, but it sounds like there is other structural damage around your knee joint. You mentioned you are going in to see your physician soon, do you mind sharing what concerns you the most?

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I was so afraid of it being structural damage can I tell my surgeon I want a second opinion

@kneeproblem

The pain has been unbearable and my doctor would not listen to me at all about what I am going thru he just wanted to keep ordering pain pills and tell me to wait it out finally HE ordered bone scan

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My ortho doctor wouldn't order me pain medicine at all after 6 weeks except for the diclofenac, which helped but the pain didnt completely go away, and even when I was told I couldn't take it any more would not prescribe anything just told me to take tylenol. He would only tell me to stick with physical therapy. My family doctor is the one who ordered my tramadol, which again helps, but I don't want to be on this forever.

@kneeproblem

I am nervous about having to go thru all this pain and down time again and starting to heal again I haven't been able to enjoy my summer at all and afraid to go into the winter like this and what if it fails again. Plus I am mor sure if I trust my surgeon this time

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Yeah, my summer wasn't so great either. At 43 yrs old it is hard to not be able to be active. We went on a family cruise in August, and while I did everything I wanted, I definitely paid for it.

@pjss48

I've been told I'll need a knee replacement surgery. After reading all the problems here, I'm really nervous and scared on how I'll do.

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Everyone I talked to beforehand said I will be so happy after it's done and that it was the best thing they ever did … yeah, not so much for me, but I was out of options. I had tried every injection and lost weight trying to help.

@kneeproblem

I was so afraid of it being structural damage can I tell my surgeon I want a second opinion

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I would try. My other knee is starting to bother me, and I'm so afraid to have to go through this again. The surgeon who did mine is one of the best in our town, and the only one here who would do surgery at my age (I had a second opinion and was told I was too young and to just keep up with PT and taking diclofenac). If I need ti have anything done to my left knee, not sure I would stick with him again, even though I do like him otherwise.

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