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    TKR Metal sensitivity questions.

    I'm reading all of the articles, I'm a pro at having my hips replaced, after all, I've had both sides done twice but this is my first knee so this is new territory for me.
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    TKR Metal sensitivity questions.

    It's my left knee. Boy am I looking forward to being able to walk normally again and look down and see a straight leg. I'm excited!
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    2020 October Feisties - Are you having knee surgery in October?

    I just received a call, I'm having my knee replaced October 1 at the Syracuse VA! Holy cow that's not a lot of time and I need to get my Fall stuff done a little early.
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    TKR Metal sensitivity questions.

    Ok, the VA moves slowly and in mysterious ways, they accept that I need an oxinium knee and I'm waiting for a surgery date ,sometime in the next two months. God I love those guys!
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    TKR Metal sensitivity questions.

    I just sent a request to my VA medical team to see if they will order up a sensitivity test before my consult. Hey they might do it.
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    TKR Metal sensitivity questions.

    I have only the before and after ion levels. The diagnosis the hip surgeon made was by his observations during the surgery and the levels in the ion tests. The upcoming consult will be the second VA doctor to take a look at my problem. I've been going to the VA for 40 years and find that for the...
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    TKR Metal sensitivity questions.

    I have copies of all the reports already and plan to bring them with me to the consult and have uploaded them to my VA medical record as well. My problem is that my hip doctor said that the damage I had was what he was used to seeing in people with ion levels 10 times what I had. He took that to...
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    TKR Metal sensitivity questions.

    Right hip July 2019,left hip Oct 2019
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    TKR Metal sensitivity questions.

    Hi, I have a problem to solve and I'd really appreciate some input. I had a hip replacement with cobalt /chromium and ended up with metallosis, bone loss and tissue damage. My cobalt and chromium blood work values were not terribly high but the damage done was great, - cobalt was 5 time...
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    Bilateral MoM heading for revision

    Today I received two calls from Zimmer Biomet for additional information concerning my M2A implants. They would like me to send additional reports, x rays and whatnot that I have on hand. I wonder what this is all about? I gave the FDA permission to share my report with Zimmer already.
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    Bilateral MoM heading for revision

    Ok so, I was called by the doctors office and was told that my surgery will be moved out to June. My surgeon wants to have a cell salvage machine available for my surgery and is having difficulty finding a nurse with the certification to run it. He has tried to reach out to other hospitals but...
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    Bilateral MoM heading for revision

    Ah! I still don't have a date! The doctor is having a problem assembling a team for my special needs. They promised to get back to me this week.:(
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    Bilateral MoM heading for revision

    Tapan, I'm hoping it won't be too bad, I guess I'll find out when the doctor gets in there. I'm not looking for a miracle . I'd be happy if I can walk to the back of the store to get a gallon of milk without the dull ache. I was told to call Monday for a date for the first hip.
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    Bilateral MoM heading for revision

    As of right now I'm looking at the beginning of May. I'm back to work full time but I'm on light duty. I'm trying to be real careful and not cause a repeat of what happened in January. I still feel like something is moving down there that shouldn't be and when I lift anything over 30 pounds, I...
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    Bilateral MoM heading for revision

    Yesterday i reported my problems with the Biomet M2A to the FDA. These implants are no longer used in Europe or Australia but so far haven't been recalled here in the US.Go figure. Maybe, if enough people report there issues something will be done. There are so many problems with this device I...
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    Bilateral MoM heading for revision

    Yesterday I met with Dr. Ginetti of the U of R medical center and he seems to be a good fit for me. He took the time to explain everything to me, what options he's considering and seemed sympathetic to my problems. He believes he can help me but also didn't make any crazy promises. I had to go...
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    Bilateral MoM heading for revision

    I went to my appointment and was very disappointed. I drove an hour and 45 minutes through the great snow, sleet, rain and sleet again storm of NY state to spend an additional hour sitting in the waiting room to get ten minutes with the doctor. He was clearly agitated and spent the first 5...
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    Bilateral MoM heading for revision

    Prairenut ,how is your recovery going? Was it as bad as the first surgery?
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    Bilateral MoM heading for revision

    Thank you, lots of good advice here. I thought the metal particles came from the West of the ball and socket rubbing,they can come from elsewhere also? Geeze! Auto correct stinks, I meant I thought the particles came the ball and socket rubbing not from the stem.
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    Too young for THR - Upstate NY!

    I have never understood this reasoning,if you need a new joint you need a new joint whether you are 30 or 60,try another doctor. I was 47 when my doctor told me I needed a replacement. I don't know where you are in upstate but I went to Dr Colucci of oar in rochester. I had my surgery at unity...

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