I had a Bi-Lateral TKR done on 4-6-12 at the Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC.
For my first mo, all was well, I had incredible motion (0 & 130)then something changed.
My right knee started popping out when sitting & moving my leg. If I was at a table & my leg touched the legs, it would dislocate. Bar stool, if it hangs down it dislocates. BUT I can straighten my leg & the knee pops back into place. It sounds like a thick piece of dry kindling breaking or cracking as it pops back in. I have no pain & it functions normal in every other way.
2 weeks ago my left knee started dislocating but this one is different & very bad. I tried to push back from a chair with my left leg & it jumped the post. Twice in the last 2 weeks I have been in the ER then the local OR to put under & have my leg "pulled" back into place. Both times I had to go to the hospital in an ambulance since I cannot walk or really move when the left knee dislocates. And the pain on the left side is horrific.
I walk 2-3 miles a day & have no problem walking. When walking the knees are great. The problems only start when sitting.
My Doctor (Dr. Bryan Nestor of HSS) has scheduled surgery for 7-23-12 to add the spacers. There is no assurance that this operation will fix the dislocation problem either. I am scared to DEATH!!
Is there anyone out there that is familiar with this kind of dislocation & had any success with getting it straightened out? Please feel free to email me at: ***@**** or call me at 732 664 0831 Angelo
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.