Jamie is right. Your case has been somewhat unusual. But the stats are not skewed. TKR is the MOST successful and MOST performed surgery in medical history. Almost one million are done globally every year which gives testimony to it's overall success. Doctors truly wouldn't keep doing them if they routinely had poor outcomes. I say this not to wrong foot you, @hopefaith but because of all the guests and new members to whom we owe a duty of care to put the other side. I do know and sympathise fully, that it can be 1,000,000 to one but if you're the one, it's a catastrophe. I do hope things improve for you soon.This surgery is way over rated and turns out well for a few. I believe the statistics are scewed.
How do they assess whether the outcomes are good or poor? I expect that my operation has been logged as a success, but I live with chronic discomfort. If I hadn't had the op then more than likely I would be living with chronic pain. So does that mean my TKR outcome is good?Doctors truly wouldn't keep doing them if they routinely had poor outcomes.
To say something is skewed is to impose the expectation it is an exact science. It is not. 'Statistics' are based upon reported satisfaction of patients and that varies greatly. Some are known to be happy with a lowish ROM and some pain. Others are very UNhappy with that same situation.I do think the results are scewed.
I read over and over again on here people who have had lots of trouble with their TKR's
See, I love these kinds of apocryphal reports. (nothing personally critical intended, Sara) but how may is several? 2, 6, 20, 50? I do plead that instead of saying 'several' you say how many.I have since spoken to several people