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  1. JamesAB

    TKR Can't straighten leg or walk eleven weeks post op

    Hmmmm, its dragging on a bit: Got a NHS appt. too se Mr Zahn on 23/11/21 But no appointments for tests which, I am pretty sure I need to have before I see him again. Repeated email & a phone call to his NHS secretary have gone unanswered. Now 23/11 appointment has been cancelled and replaced...
  2. JamesAB

    TKR Can't straighten leg or walk eleven weeks post op

    Hello, I have now received a letter from Mr Zahn which includes some tests which I have to undergo before a decision is made on the procedure to (hopefully) right my knee. These are: ESR, full Blood Count, CRP. (These to check for inflammation, I think.) CT Scan fine cut with rotational...
  3. JamesAB

    TKR Can't straighten leg or walk eleven weeks post op

    Thank you all for your kind wishes. I'll post updates as soon as I have them. Jim.
  4. JamesAB

    TKR Can't straighten leg or walk eleven weeks post op

    @Jaycey An excellent consultation with Mr Zahn who thinks something can be done for me. I need to have a scan done and then appear before a panel of experts who will decide the best procedure. The good news is, he suggested that all this is done under the NHS. I think I owe you a debt of...
  5. JamesAB

    TKR Can't straighten leg or walk eleven weeks post op

    @Jaycey Consultation with Mr Zahn booked for October 1st.
  6. JamesAB

    TKR Can't straighten leg or walk eleven weeks post op

    Just been referred to an orthopaedic clinic (but no date given.) I thought GP was referring me back to Surgeon that did my TKR, so now I don't know who I'll see. last consultant I saw at this clinic said he would never have given me a TKR and there was nothing that could be done now! And so it...
  7. JamesAB

    TKR Can't straighten leg or walk eleven weeks post op

    @Moone Thank you and I wish you all the luck in the world for a speedy recovery. It is indeed a long journey for me but I still hold out hope that I will be able to walk unaided at some time in the future even if it needs Revision Surgery to accomplish this. Kind Regards Jim
  8. JamesAB

    TKR Can't straighten leg or walk eleven weeks post op

    Just up the road from me! If I don't get any satisfaction from my current surgeon, I'll give him a try. Thank You
  9. JamesAB

    TKR Can't straighten leg or walk eleven weeks post op

    All I want is to be pointed in the right direction. Once I know where that is, I'll move Heaven and Earth to get there.
  10. JamesAB

    TKR Can't straighten leg or walk eleven weeks post op

    Finding someone who specialises in revision is not easy so far. I have been told that surgeons don't like interfering in someone else's work! To know of a surgeon that would do a revision particularly if he would look carefully to see if it is a kneecap problem, would be good
  11. JamesAB

    TKR Can't straighten leg or walk eleven weeks post op

    I had a telephone call with one (due to Covid) he was not that enthusiastic saying "It might do some good, it might make things worse. He was referring to Botulin injections.
  12. JamesAB

    TKR Can't straighten leg or walk eleven weeks post op

    Thank thank you for the replies. I'd rather hoped that work on the kneecap would be relatively simple. I would prefer a different surgeon but my GP said I should see the one who did the replacement. I certainly do not relish travelling to London and I doubt I could afford London prices. I am 78...
  13. JamesAB

    TKR Can't straighten leg or walk eleven weeks post op

    Hello everyone,My recovery seems to have stalled and has now gone from dead slow to stop! I have spoken with my GP who is referring me back to the surgeon who did the original replacement to see if a revision is necessary. The quite intense pain I feel when putting weight on the knee seems to me...
  14. JamesAB

    TKR Can't straighten leg or walk eleven weeks post op

    Hello @Jamie and @Jaycey, When, five months after my TKR, it was realised that I had problems with my recovery, the surgeon who performed the TKR, suggested that the pain around the knee, that was preventing me walking, could be due to hip problems (I have dysplastic hips) and I was referred to...
  15. JamesAB

    TKR Can't straighten leg or walk eleven weeks post op

    Hello @Celle, I stopped having PT at least a year ago. The exercises I was doing were no more than I was doing at home. My mobility is, even now, very much worse than before the TKR. Before I could walk with a stick with some discomfort, Now I can only walk with a walker with discomfort or pain...
  16. JamesAB

    TKR Can't straighten leg or walk eleven weeks post op

    Hello everyone. It is now two years and five months after I had a right TKR. In October, last year, I wrote how I'd managed to walk a few steps unaided in the kitchen. Since then the situation has not significantly improved and I have rarely been able to repeat the exercise. I have always tried...
  17. JamesAB

    TKR Can't straighten leg or walk eleven weeks post op

    Thanks to all for the kind words.
  18. JamesAB

    TKR Can't straighten leg or walk eleven weeks post op

    Hi, haven't had any thing to say for a while now but I was able to post this to my family and friends on FB a couple of days ago: " I've just walked a dozen or so steps in the kitchen, completely unaided and lifting my feet of the floor. I could, quite easily done more. Whilst this may seem...
  19. JamesAB

    TKR Can't straighten leg or walk eleven weeks post op

    In a report to my GP, the surgeon has suggested I be referred to a neurologist to see if botulinum injections for a suspected muscle spasm would be appropriate. Not sure about this but I'll give it a go!

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