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 ?