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RE: Allergies to titanium for implants used for TKR?

Jan 03, 2008 - 2 comments
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titanium

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Allergies

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Knee

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surgical

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tests

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implants



I feel that it's a doctor's duty to run the appropriate tests necessary prior to surgical implant of a hip or knee, to determine the type of prosthesis needed for each individual patient. It should not be left up to the patient to determine which metals/prosthesis, they are allergic to.



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by Lil7, Jan 03, 2008
I believe that there must be certain Labs/blood work-up, that a doctor can run to determine if a titanium implant is the right way to go; prior to surgery. Also, you need to know that having a total knee replacement, is by far the worst pain that you can endure. As for the 2-3 month or 1 year recovery time, I feel is wrong. People that have had a TKR, know exactly what I'm speaking of. It takes a toll on your entire body....

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by Charley_ann, Jun 22, 2017
I agree....I am having a third knee replacement. I was just diagnosed with severe chromium allergy . I have had six surgeries
.I was also just diagnosed with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy   (RSD) from all the trauma to my knee . Feeling so frustrated. I am in my  40's and have been on crutches since last August.....In constant pain and  with severe swelling. I had patch testing

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