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TKR in May question

Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by bdub73, Feb 23, 2019.

  1. bdub73

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    I have had foot surgery with bone cement and had issues with it

    What options are there?

    Dr wants to use Stryker Triathlon knee system. Anyone have any experience with that?
     
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    What kind of issues and with what?

    What sort of 'options' are you thinking of? Implants? Approaches?

    The Stryker Triathlon is a very popular knee, in use lots.
     
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    I had to wonder if I was sensitive to any of the components of my original TKR and had a test performed for that from Orthopedic Analysis in Chicago and found I was highly sensitive to nickel allergy, so my knee components were chosen accordingly. Sounds like you have a good plan.

    Are you asking about cementless implants? Each surgeon have their favorite gear and I figure what they're most comfortable with is probably what's going to work.
     
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    Was it the bone cement you had problems with? Or something else?

    The choice is usually to have either cemented implants or uncemented implants.

    The uncemented implants have special surfaces, into which it is hoped the bone tissue will grow. However, sometimes it doesn't work well and the implant needs to be revised.

    I have a Stryker Triathlon in each of my knees and I'm very pleased with them. One is 7 years old and the other is 4 years old. They work so well that I often forget I have them.
    I think that the Stryker Triathlons have to be cemented.

    Do you have a date for your May surgery? If so, please tell us and we'll put it into a signature for you.
     
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    I had a cyst in my right foot in the cuboid

    It ended up being ~80% of the bone, they back filled with bone cement and then used a couple of small plates and a lot of screws to hook everything up between the cuboid, cement and 4th and 5th metatarsal

    3 surgeries later they yanked it out and put in a pyrosphere, the plates had been broken and a lot of the cement and bone never really joined together.

    Hence why I am wondering how the knee will do it is a larger bone than the cuboid so hopefully it will be better

    That is where my concerns come from.

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    It sounds as if the problem in your foot was very complex. There are lots of bones in your foot and it's possible that the reason the cement didn't fix properly was the movement of those bones, rather than with the cement itself.

    Have you discussed these concerns with your surgeon?
     
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    Whatever occurred in your foot was probably within the normal range of outcomes. A foot surgeon recommended a certain surgery for my foot, and when I researched it, I found that the fusion he proposed often wasn't successful. Foot surgery is a whole other ballgame.

    In knee replacement, there is a minimal amount of cement between the components and the bone. If your foot surgeon mentioned that the cement might've been a problem, you should pass that on to your knee surgeon.
     
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    Here's my knee ain't that pretty. Lol
    members pic.jpg

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    @bdub73
    What date in May are you having your knee replaced? It's the left knee, isn't it?
     
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    MAY 7th
    Yep left knee


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    Thank you. I've put that in your signature.
     
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    Surgery tomorrow at 11am.
    Wish me luck.

    TKR with Stryker Mako robot

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    You already have wonderful luck. You are getting surgery! Its incredible how much you have to look forward to xx
     

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