I have had a 4th surgery on my left leg. TKR 5/09, Total revision 4/10, revision of knee cap w/ bone graph 1/11, and scope for scar tissue 2/12. I have multiple problems with my leg, pain most of which is walking and when I engage my quad. It hits a 20 on the pain scale. You can hear the massive grinding and crunching when the pain occurs. I have had many opinions, none of which is really answering problems. I have one issue that I feel has been a big part of the problem. As soon as I put my foot down for my first step after my initial tkr I could feel a HUGE difference in the length. My surgery leg was longer!!!!! It has thrown everything off, yet nobody seems to want to address this issue. I have gained a 1/2 inch!!! Simply putting a lift in my other shoe has NOT solved the pain. I am in misery and mentally exhausted. The nightmare began when I had an infection with my first TKR while I was in the hospital. I tried to tell them I was NOt ready to be discharged and they said I was fine. I was back in the ER within 12 hrs. All they did was give me oral antibiotics. My new doc did not do a 2-step revision. Said he found no infection at the time of revision. I am leaving out much of my surgery history, but my primary problem is I am still in so much pain. My life is ruined. Please help! I have seen so many surgeons and nobody agrees on anything. What can I do?
I have seen a pain doctor. He said he couldn't do anything until I had the scope to clean out some of the scar tissue. He said he had never heard one as loud and grinding and crunching as mine. I had the scope. That was one month ago and it is coming right back. The pain doctor said he will give me a nerve block if my surgeon gives the approval because it's been so close to surgery. But that is only a temporary fix! I can't believe there isn't SOMEONE who can help! SOMEONE out there that is a revision specialist that can see the issues. Please help me. Please!
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.