- Jul 31, 2014
- United States
I have had 6 knee surgeries. 1 on the left,1974. 5 on the right,1975-79. This ending in right patellectomy. I have severe osteoarthritis. I have seen 7 orthopedists, 3 specializing in TKR. Each one has said, replacing the right knee will have negative outcome due to not having a kneecap. I was told I would have to be seen by plastic surgeons due to my previous scars, pain mgmnt fue to the fact I've been under pain mgmt for 9 years. I have tried everything including accupuncture for relief. I was hoping to have TKR to ease my pain. The left knee I was told will have about 85% success. I refuse to give up. I recently contacted the Mayo Clinic and am anxiously awaiting their reply. This chronic pain is really wearing me out. I try to stay positive, but I am at a point where I don't know where to turn. I thought the Hosp for Spec Surgery in ZnYC was my answer, but it was there that I received the..It will have a negative outcome answer. I appreciate all imput as I know everone here has gone through similar experience. Thanking everyone for allowing me to share. Well Wishes to All.