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[MUA] TKR Revisions 24 months after Original TKR

Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Recovery Area' started by Cherey, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. Cherey

    Cherey junior member
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    Have finished with one consult. His recommendation is RFA and no revision. Going to get more and try the RFA
     
  2. Cherey

    Cherey junior member
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    Have sought a second and third opinion neither of which think a total revision is the answer one stating that there is an increase risk of infection and revisions do not last as long. The second said it was a 50:50 chance of success with a total revision. Going to see if radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is possible. Both doctors are at HSS so I am comfortable with their knowledge and it seems that the implant is fine. It just does not bend and becomes excruciatingly painful when the weather changes. If RFA does not work I am going to pay $500 and have the “Reconstructive Joint Group which are 12 orthopedist at HSS who review and decide amongst them what can be done and who will do it. There are two Dr. Sculco at HSS and both seem to be recommended for arthrofibrosis. Anyone have personal experience?
     

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