Can you give us the dates for these two surgeries please? We’ll add them to your signature. Thanks!The orthopedic trauma surgeon tried his best to put the tibia back together… had two metal plates with 15 screws along with loads of bone cement in there. After about 9 months, I had all the metal hardware removed in preparation for liagments reconstruction surgery.
This is exactly what multiple OS said will happen over time in my case. (My primary OS sent my case to multiple colleagues around the US to get their opinion). My primary OS used to work for NFL teams in NY, so he has some good connections for sport injuries. Most of them came to the conclusion, with the extreme varus in my repaired leg that my ligaments will stretch out over time (couldn’t say, 3 months, 6 months, maybe a year). In fact, my OS was very honest and told me, one of his colleague told him “don’t try to be a hero with ligament reconstruction, this patient needs a hinge knee replacement to continue living a comfortable life”.They have stretched again so I am now in a brace, possibly permanently.
I'm so sorry to hear this I'm concerned about quality of bone too. Do you have other ligament issues in other parts of your body?Hello, I am really interested in how your hinged TKR goes. I had that option as my ligaments stretched due to all of my revisions. My new doctor, after I moved, said there were limitations and he thought he could fix them without the hinge. So I had a TKR revision where he balanced the ligaments using the soft tissue model and robotics. My ligaments stretched again after 6 mos., thus another revision last year. They have stretched again so I am now in a brace, possibly permanently. They are now sending me to a physical therapist that specializes in other techniques to recover atrophied muscle, which they believe is the cause of the stretching. Then another revision likely to increase thickness of the poly. Looking back I feel I should have done the hinge. I don’t think I have enough bone left for that now, but not sure. So, please let me know how it goes! Good luck!