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Tue, Aug 6 12:26pm · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

20”9. Hit knee on coffee table
1st doctor Arthroscopic surgery ( torn meniscus). Would not get better. Very slow to heal plus swelling.
3 weeks later he says I need a TKR. Hind site 3 weeks not long enough recovery time. Performed TKR. Scar tissue poor range of motion . Got second opinion. Was told last doctor gave me a Volkswagen implant. He would give me a Cadillac. His exact words. The rest is history TKR surgery every year ,manipulations etc. same doctor . Had one get infected spent two months in wheelchair with pic-line. Last surgery was a hinged knee surgery.

Tue, Aug 6 8:30am · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

Thank you, it has left no quality of life and that is what’s so upsetting and the fact they don’t seem to care

Tue, Aug 6 8:28am · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

you might be right . Any familiarity or advice. In who to use? I live in Tacoma
Wa

Mon, Aug 5 10:55pm · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

Hi,
You really want to know what insanity is my friend? Doing the same thing over and over again ( 8 TKR) snd expecting different results.

Mon, Aug 5 4:29pm · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

No checks on veins / arteries.
They wouldn’t give your g/f pain meds. Sorry that happened to her.

Sun, Aug 4 12:38pm · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

Thanks for asking and sharing. This is all in hind site but a doctor rationalizing a TKR every year with manipulations Thrown in at this point I’d I can’t comprehend. He knew it was scar tissue buildup excessive excessive scar tissue, Which really manifest after someone has surgery. And I don’t know if I mentioned it I did in my prior post that one of the surgeries he performed after he cut my knee/leg open it was completely infected. So that was eight weeks in a wheelchair with a pick line .The pain I’m experiencing now after the hinged knee surgery the last surgery is a different pain. It’s like the center of my leg where my knee cap is on the left and right side is hard as a rock. And the pain is excruciating. The last time I saw him he wanted to do another manipulation and send me on to a pain management specialist. Manipulation at this point I believe would be futile And then he wanted to refer me to a pathologist family medicine doctor .I don’t even know what they do or how they could possibly have anything to do with what’s going on with my my knee and my leg. If anyone has any clue what a family medicine doctor specializes in pathology could help me with I’d be glad to to listen. That was some great ideas on here about trying to go to one of the specialist at the University of Washington or something like that. No doctor will touch me and that at this point I don’t know what to do. No pain medicine no quality-of-life and no support from my doctor anymore

Sun, Aug 4 12:24am · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

I understand what your going through. My doctors solution to the massive scar tissue I had was doing surgery again and again and again, 8 TKR, 10 Manipulations and finally hinged knee surgery. I can not lift my leg up from the floor and put it it on the couch All the pain for the most part is my knee xcap and sides. It feels like

Fri, Aug 2 6:21pm · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

They have those pill mills like Washington pain management .They are crazy. I went to one awhile back and spent 3 hours in the waiting room and 10 min with the doctor with a bill of 500