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Wed, Mar 25 9:54am · Burning after total knee replacement in Joint Replacements

I have had 5 major knee surgeries. 1st TKR Dec 2013, developed arthrofibrosis. Surgeries 2014 and 2015 to clean out scar tissue. Revision October 2018 for arthrofibrosis. Then major change. Had revision surgery 12/10/2019 by Henry Finn, Director of Orthopedic Surgery at Chicago Weiss Memorial Hospital and University of Chicago Hospital. Dr. Finn's process was to apply low dose radiation to the bone and scar tissue a couple of hours before surgery followed by a complete revision with a hinged implant. I am now 3+ months out from surgery and have been experiencing burning pain around the patella and radiating up a few inches an down the length of my leg. I had my other knee replaced in 2004 without issue but I am feeling a similar burning pain in that leg also, although not as intense. Does anyone have a suggestion as to what it might be?

Nov 12, 2016 · After knee replacement surgery in Joint Replacements

I went to tje Mayo on Wednesday. They took a lot of x-rays and I had bloodwork done before talking witj the surgeon. We had a long discussion and tje surgeon’s recommendation was that we don’t do any further surgery. He asked if i would be willing to go through the surgery to improve my ROM by 10 degrees and I said no. He explained that with each surgery my expectation for reaching full ROM would be decreased and the risk would be higher.my problem is the rapid growth of scar tissue that blocks my ROM. He explained that the Mayo has a research team working on tjat issie but it is unlikely to be available in my lifetime..So, with the expectation of a low expectation of success with high risk, I decided to forego surgery. I am not disapointed. My surgeon who performed my last 3 surgeries was ready to do number 4. I even had a date scheduled. Think how disappointed I would be if I had number 4, another 3 months of PT, several months of pain to end up right where I am now. At least now I can go on without the surgery and not second guess myself. I am at peace with the decision and will return to the Mayo next year for a followup. I hope the rest of you have successful outcomes or are able to resolve your issues in some other way. Best wishes.

Oct 19, 2016 · Chronic knee pain after knee replacement with excessive scar tissue formation in Joint Replacements

You were the fortunate one. Some of us have scar tissue so extensive they have to open the wound, remove the plastic spacer, cut out the scar tissue, and put you back together. My last surgery for removing scar tissue was longer than TKR surgery. Then, it all grew back again.

Oct 18, 2016 · Chronic knee pain after knee replacement with excessive scar tissue formation in Joint Replacements

I just got my appointment at the Mayo Rochester for Nov 8th for testing and 9th for consultation and am thrilled. They already have my x-rays and last visit notes. I want to know specifically what surgery they would recommend and get their opinion on my own surgeons suggestion that he loosen the joint by removing the lower implant, removing some more tibia, and putting it back together. I already had 2 major surgeries to remove the scar tissue without any long term success. I have had some recent success with acupuncture to treat the constant pain I have had due to arthrofibrosis. The continual pain is gone but the underlying condition remains. I may consider revision surgery with a physical therapy regimen that includes acupuncture.

Oct 13, 2016 · Chronic knee pain after knee replacement with excessive scar tissue formation in Joint Replacements

From the Outer Banks. My brother in law is Virgil Willis and owns Lee Robinson’s General Store in Hatteras Village. I was stationed in Buxton while in the Navy in the late 60’s. We love to go there from time to time. Small world.

Oct 13, 2016 · Chronic knee pain after knee replacement with excessive scar tissue formation in Joint Replacements

I wish we had access to medical marijuana here in Virginia.

Oct 12, 2016 · Chronic knee pain after knee replacement with excessive scar tissue formation in Joint Replacements

Thank you but I’ll wait to see what the Rochester Minnesota Mayo Clinic has to say.