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Wed, Jul 8 4:55am · Has anyone had a tight band feeling after total knee replacement? in Joint Replacements

Sadly my knee replacement “mechanically failed” and I ended up having to have revision surgery and a new knee implant. I’m on the road to recovery all over again. Glad to hear you are doing well.

Mon, Apr 20 11:42am · Has anyone had a tight band feeling after total knee replacement? in Joint Replacements

Well I had similar and i have been unable to sleep more than an hour before waking in horrible pain. My orthopedic doctor basically patronized me and said it would take a year to heal come back then. I said no one I know after 6 months is unable to sleep or walk. I said I think it’s loose. He still patronized me morning. I am quite disillusioned with Mayo. I went to another group, that doctor examined me and agreed something was wrong (my Physical therapist had also said he thought there was a problem). The new doctor ordered a nuclear bone scan and it was determined “I was not crazy!” The total knee replaced had mechanically failed and I needed revision surgery. Unbelievable that my doctor impressed me. It’s been a year now and
I’m still waiting for the surgery (postponed due to covid19). This all could have been fixed six months ago and I’d be on my way to healing.

Wed, Feb 12 4:22pm · Has anyone had a tight band feeling after total knee replacement? in Joint Replacements

My X-ray and cat scan indicates all was well. But I was still in severe pain. My doctor sent me for the bone scan. They put the nuclear radio active stuff in vein then do one scan immediately. Then they do a second scan three hours later. They determined I had a mechanical failure. My advice don’t give up and don’t wait inside on more testing. (Mayo doc told me same things you were told wait another year) my doc was at JOI and he listened and tired to find out what was wrong.

Wed, Feb 12 4:18pm · Has anyone had a tight band feeling after total knee replacement? in Joint Replacements

My new doctor did a cat scan and an X-ray. Both looked good. When I continued to say I was in horrible pain he sent me for nuclear bone scan. They put radio active stuff in your veins, then do a scan. Three hours later they do another scan. Not sure how it works but it clearly showed there was a failure in the knee implant. Ask your doctor to have one done. Don’t give up.

Wed, Feb 12 6:15am · Has anyone had a tight band feeling after total knee replacement? in Joint Replacements

Stress fractures caused because the new knee was loose

Tue, Feb 11 3:44pm · Has anyone had a tight band feeling after total knee replacement? in Joint Replacements

Total revision. In other words remove the knee replacement that was put in 11 months ago and puta new one in. They also have to make some repairs to my tibia.

Mon, Feb 10 3:13pm · Has anyone had a tight band feeling after total knee replacement? in Joint Replacements

Doctor is doing total knee replacement revision. Starting all over. 😥

Mon, Feb 10 2:58pm · Has anyone had a tight band feeling after total knee replacement? in Joint Replacements

What’s most “annoying “ to me is that my surgeon dismissed my complaints. Over and over I explained that the knee seemed to “snap back” when I was walking, that every 45 minutes to an hour I was awakened during the night in horrible pain. The surgeon “never” listened to me, never ordered any additional testing. Just told me “to wait until a year was up.” I asked her is she thought it reasonable to assume the knee would be better, when I’m fact each week, each month it was getting worse? She again dismissed me. When I finally sought another opinion, that surgeon listened and ordered a nuclear bone scan. It was obvious from the scan that there was a total mechanical failure and loosening of the implant. I suffered months and months (torchured) unnecessary. Now I am waiting to get a surgery date which will be couple months more. I must say this also my original surgeon was not at Mayo, but I did seek a second opinion from Mayo and was “dismissed” as well. Very disappointing.