I had my 2nd Conformis fitted just 10 days ago,on the left where I have the cruciate retaining version. i forgot how much this hurts to have done but the tkr pain is less than I had in reconstruction surgeries over the years
i had my right tkr 2 years ago, same surgeon but the stabilised implant no PCL I had various horrible, barely successful re-constructions over the years
Mr James Lewis is a very gentle man, precise surgeon, no hammer, no tourniquet, uses nerve blocks
He has some helpful info and videos on his site of patients
I’ve had no sensation ever that there is something in me as it says in the ads
Even after 2 years some mild pain & stiffness until I get up and my R knee warms up.
In contrast the natural knee was beautifully loose & pain free until I got up and put some weight on it when the pain started for the day so I hadto get that done as well
I also liked the scanned / printed cutting guides which are supposed to minimise the cut and then the implant is pre-fitted so they just slot in. Surgeon says good results are consistently reproducible in all patients for him, I believe he does 5 to 10 Conformis knees a week. I worried I may need a revision so the bone conservative approach was appealing
i was told both knees went in well and this one will be easier to rehab. I ruptured my PCL 30 years ago and my tibia was very badly out of line but after a year it came back straight, the hamstrings lengthened naturally to allow this. Like many people on here say (thank you to all) don’t stress on the physio and torture yourself, time will sort things out and extension will come
I’m hopeful that in 6 months when I have had the 2 good new knees for a while, I will have stopped limping & the mild pain and stiffness I mentioned above will resolve Itself
Hi Celle, thank you for the nice welcome
I was having a happy lurk in the background,trying to help someone on Conformis
But very sad to read about Josephine and the rough treatment she has received from former colleagues, I thought NHS would have looked after their own with more respect
And then you caught me out!
I wasn’t looking to have a recovery thread but why not make some notes as I go through it