Thanks the reason I wanted this operation is because my walking distance was so bad.I am so sorry you are still dealing with this. Since we hadn't heard from you I assumed you were doing well. I pray your consultant can find a fix for your knee.
Yes I will see how the appointment goes.Yes, you should most definitely see a different doctor. It might be something as simple as needing a different sized spacer. Please don't give up. There is an answer out there.
Thanks for that information very helpful.I don't think scar tissue will be a problem. I had 5 surgeries on this TKR knee and my surgeon assured me that adhesions would not be a problem. You have to have scar tissue to keep your knee together. Adhesions are very rare and seldom a problem.
Adhesions and scar tissue are two different things. Used correctly, the term scarring refers to the stuff that heals your wounds whether it's a surgical incision or a small cut with a kitchen knife. That is necessary to close your wound. Adhesions are excess fibrous tissue that stick muscles, tendons and ligaments down so they can't move the way they should. It look something like this
Obviously the scarring is necessary and if it doesn't develop, you'd be in trouble with a permanently open wound!
But adhesions are abnormal and actually relatively uncommon. They occur a lot less frequently than 'professionals' would have you believe. But so long as they can convince patients of this 'inevitable' demon, they will get compliant patients! That's the philosophy! Don't fall for it.
The C R P varies between around 19 .4 to 24.2.Just because you were told you’d only get 90 degrees that doesn’t make it true. Maybe that’s all you’ll get, but maybe not. No one can know for sure at this point. Your leg has had so much trauma caused to it that it has to heal from.
Is the infection healing well?
You only had the replacement hardware reinserted in mid-December, which isn't even three months ago.Feeling very depressed my knee has about 50 degree bend.
If I hang it over the bed for about half an hour I sometimes get it to 70 degrees.
I would expect you to still be needing a stick. There are no prizes for giving it up early. It's just a tool, to prevent falls. You'll give it up when your knee is ready for that, and not before.I am still on one stick as my leg just gives way from under me.
What have they done to me I feel so low and think I will end up permanently disabled.
Because she/he is wrong. They've bought into the myth about a "window of opportunity".Why would the physiotherapist say that I will only get 90 degree bend at best as that's all they got during surgery.