A TKR doesn't sound right ... I know, I'm not a Doctor, but still.† The issue is probably with the patella not the articular cartilage.† If I were to try and guess, I would put my bets on revising the TTT (basically moving it back to where it was, repair/reconstruct the LR, and MPFL reconstruction.I'm basing this on other cases I've read here on kneeguru with people with your symptoms, and also that you sound like you had a normal knee prior to your injury/discloation initially.
Hey, hopefully they come through with the PM doc asap so you can at least have better control of the pain. The meds suck, I agree with you there. Its frustrating being pill'd up, its sh*tty. I am right there with you. I havent been taking mine on schedule anymore either cause Im just sick of it too. But its the choice of suffering or relief.
You are getting somewhere with this now. And it's amazing how fast people can do things when the right person is shouting
TKR sounds drastic. I know drastic pain/drastic times call for drastic measures, but as another poster said, others have been there before, and not everyone needs to just have their knee replaced. There may yet be a solution that doesn't involve something so major. Hope for your sake that there is, anyway.
mdk, I've been following your post-op .. rooting for things to work out for you .. hope you don't mind my two cents Being tough can actually work agaisnt you sometimes† .. speaking as a 10-yr PFJ pain sufferer.† Things only got a little better once I started actively trying to lower the inflammation level.† For me that meant no standing for more than 5 minutes, working up from there and keeping legs outstretched 2- 4 hrs a day.† Much of this falls outside the field of medicine... i.e. the part about muscles, physics of various movements.† Do you have access to an OT?† Hopefully you can rest over the weekend...† †