14 years ago
TropyWife

Total Knee Replacement performed 5 years ago. Cement had come undo have to have another TKR. I need advice?

In my 40's, after 4 surgeries and lot's of knee pain my DR (after many DR opinions) a Total Knee Replacement was performed nearly 5 years ago. Last year I began experiencing bad pain in same knee. DR took xray and said the cement that held the knee replacement together was gone, it had dislodged. Occasionally with people in my age group this apparently can happen. It is taken 100's of phone calls (I have excellent coverage but insurance companies suck). This is through State Farm because I was hit head on (their fault) that the DR said caused the deteriation of the knee. I even have an Attorney. My knee hurts so bad I can barely walk and can not work. Any suggestions?
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14 years ago
redunicorn
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Sounds like you will need another surgery. I had total hip replacement and they were able to do mine without any cement. Maybe you need a better knee surgeon next time.
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5 years ago
myung
I answered this question earlier, so I am not sure if I didn't give you what you were looking for or if you didn't get it, but this is what I said... Get your knee replaced again. I am sure that you knew you would have to have more than one since you are only in your 40's. I have had 13 knee surgeries, so I know the kind of pain and discomfort you are in. You have done all the right things and taken all the right steps...you are very proactive and that is the most important thing. Don't listen to your husband about the pain pills. If you need them to improve the quality of your life, you should take them. He is not in pain. I would tell him to shove it if I were you. If it hurts so bad that you cannot work and have trouble walking, you deserve to have every opportunity to ease that pain. Good luck to you.
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14 years ago
SusiQ
It sounds to me like your surgeon screwed up. I would be doing alot of research on the procedure he did and really find out if this happens to alot of people in your age group. I would get a second opinion. Are you saying that your insurance company won't pay for another operation? It sounds like you need to have this fixed so you can walk and have a life again. good luck
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14 years ago
GD
you need professional medical help.
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