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Dec 9, 2019 · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

I hate Doctors like that. I just switch when they act like that. I’m three years TKR, still with tightness, swelling. I do get 102, as far as it’s going to go. I don’t do stairs very well, walk sideways. Gabapentin has helped with the swelling. Maybe another round of PT may help ? Good Luck

Nov 15, 2019 · Swelling and stiffness, 3 years after total knee replacement in Joint Replacements

UPDATE : I have decided against seeing this Surgeon that has a malpractice suit. I'm not seeing any doctor that I question. Regarding the knee replacement I have now, I've seen the pain doctor. He prescribed me Gabapentin 3x a day. I will say, my knee is somewhat better, but still gets very swollen by end of the day. I went for a bone scan, don't know the results as yet, and follow with the pain doctor on Monday. (Hopefully he'll have results). He's planning on giving me an injection, but I don't have info. on that yet. He said he'll explain it when I get there. He prescribed me Tylenol #3 also, but I haven't been taking it.
I don't think I need it for tightness and swelling.
In the meantime, I have an appointment with a new Orthopedic Doctor that does the Conformis knee replacement. (For my other knee). Thank goodness he accepts my insurance. He was Head of an Orthopedic Unit awhile back. I asked reception if he could look at my knee replacement, and she asked me to bring in operative report, and he'll decide. Hoping so, I want an MRI. I'm trying to find out the type of replacement I had, but I got all my reports, and all it says is Johnson & Johnson Rotating cuff. That doesn't tell me if its Dupuy, or what. Didn't they record that somewhere ? I know there has been recalls, which is why I want to find out.
My Ortho Appointment is December 7th.
I think I'm going to force myself to start walking or something, going to the Y again. I certainly couldn't hurt my knee (s) anymore than they are already ?
Well, I'll still be careful.
Anyone with the Conformis knee, can I have your thoughts on this ?

Nov 6, 2019 · Swelling and stiffness, 3 years after total knee replacement in Joint Replacements

Well, I found out that the doctor that does the Conformis knee takes my insurance, so I made an appointment for the 14th this month. It seems they have diagnostic facilities there too. I said I wanted to come in for issues with my current TKR, and future one. He is only one in my area that does this. His reviews from patients were very good, but he’s only been in practice for six years. Also, somewhere it said he had one malpractice suit that was settled. I can’t seem to find out more information on that. My pain doctor gave me referral for doc with only 2 years, so forget that. I got one more recommended Ortho, and info. said he does revisions also , (not necessarily his own work).
I’m so scared and confused right now.

Nov 3, 2019 · Swelling and stiffness, 3 years after total knee replacement in Joint Replacements

Thank you. What upsets me sometimes, is most of my friends act like it’s my fault, I should be walking more, bending my knee more, list goes on and on. This doesn’t even make sense anymore.

Nov 3, 2019 · Swelling and stiffness, 3 years after total knee replacement in Joint Replacements

Thank you for this information. I looked up on the Conformis, and found a doctor in my area. Maybe he can see about what’s wrong with my current TKR. I’m thinking about stem cells, but although I know nothing is ever guaranteed, I’d hate to spend that money and have it not work.

Nov 3, 2019 · 15 Days Out: Scar Discomfort in Joint Replacements

I agree, please leave it alone ! Or, at least call the surgeon. Maybe take a Benadryl ! If the surgeon agrees, maybe something like neosporin , but definitely not any kind of skin cream right now.

Nov 2, 2019 · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

Thank you also, 3 years here. Can scar tissue be seen on an MRI ? I have same feeling, and Ortho sent me to a pain clinic. I was asked to describe the “pain”, with the words only, uh…shooting, aching, ect. I don’t even describe it as pain, so….no, pain pills not helping. However, only difference is that my knee still getting very swollen by end of day, I can hardly walk. I don’t think this should be happening after 3 years.

Oct 26, 2019 · Swelling and stiffness, 3 years after total knee replacement in Joint Replacements

Yes, I think I’m going to look into that. I try to have my phone with me at all times, but sometimes I don’t. My father had similar situation, but I guess I should be thankful, he waited three hours before I got there when he didn’t answer the phone.
They have a service in my community where I would call them everyday, and if I don’t, they’d call me/check on me. My son (lives in another state), said, knowing me, I’d forget to call, lol.