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Thu, Aug 15 9:19pm · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

Sorry to tell you-But…My experience with my ongoing healing from knee revision has been like groundhog day–here i am going thru All this again-pain yes-pretty much the same as TkR, trying to get a better bend I was struggling at 78 degrees when the Dr. said-Oh time for that hip replacement-and while we're in there-why not a MUA-that bend isn't good enough… So here i am with double problems surgery was July 22 and the new pt today said-You should have seen me the day after your surgery-You're only at 55 degrees- You are so far behind… I said i could hardly get out of bed for the first week Just to use the bathroom. He forced my knee and told me to ice ice… Very daunting and pain is ever present and horrible, while they say- no more pain meds or you-we don't want you to become an addict- here have a script for meloxicam- which I am finding very ineffective for severe pain. Hope you have better trip than the one I'm on : {

Wed, Aug 14 8:35am · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

That is not the case in my state( Fl.)-after being failed miserably by original ortho surgeon- I received and paid dearly for two other opinions from other surgeons, Chose one- finally went thru revision and ultimately hip replacement as well- a long painful healing but I would Never let original incompetent Dr. touch me again!

Thu, Aug 1 7:27pm · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

Its a bewildering situation to be in- I empathetically connect with so many of you all. I'm in week 2 recovery after a hip replacement and MUA -my fifth procedure around my knee, all the time trying to stave off the ever encroaching scar tissue and the never-ending pain story. I have my mm supplies and for me it helps a bit but does not eradicate this unnerving buzzing, stabbing ache. A CPM(continuous passive motion) device is my beauty rest companion placed for the foreseeable future on the other side of my bed. in my 2 year journey I have found this forum very good therapy for mind and soul. Knee? well thats still a problem.
More later…. looks like the elusive sleep fairy is dropping by.

Mon, Jul 15 4:43am · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

Yes -Here I go again, while the hip is being replaced a MUA will be performed. I don't know when I will ever get out of ortho hell.

Sun, Jul 14 8:49am · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

Thanks- We'll see- by pure chance I was in a store last week and a young lady asked me what was wrong with my knee as she was in orthopedics- i told her the sad story- she asked,"Would you mind telling me who the surgeon was?" I did and she stated earnestly,"Oh wow this is the third botch I've heard about him lately."Random encounter, my stomach churns and my knee screams.

Thu, Jul 11 12:44pm · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

Wow what a sad story, Thats insane. Thanks for your input. I have all my med records for the knee and an attorney friend says that I must wait until after the hip surgery and pt to see how much I have improved before any law firm will consider my case- the thing is-When is that? How do you know When you will be as good as it gets? I can't get a bend of more than 80 degrees and i'm in big pain but off the opioids as I will need them for recovering the hip…

Wed, Jul 10 9:20am · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

My new revision surgeon confirmed that the wrong size was inserted thus I couldn't get the bend but Now, after 7 weeks-am told, there was probably Never nothing wrong with your knee-You kneed a hip replacement-ASAP (sufftering tremendous pain) Two weeks away -It's daunting. Can I consider Malpractice against the original surgeon now???

Mon, Jun 24 8:12am · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

This is so sad to see the same stuff different day-Killerbeesknees – I am stuck, like you with wrong size knee stuff a load of bills and pain that is of the charts at night esp. Will you try to pursue legal benefits? It looks very daunting from here.