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Offline jh

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total knee replacement following tibial plateau fracture
« on: October 12, 2017, 09:22:03 PM »
I suffered a Schacter scale VI tibial plateau fracture out of country on 12/23/16. Had emergency surgery (ORIF) there, came home and had complete revision surgery on 01/09/2017. Rehab fine until Spring 2017 when severe regression occurred -- constant pain and stiffening. Injections of little help. Hardware removed and knee scoped 8/2017. Diagnosis of severe post traumatic osteoarthritis and valgus (knock kneed) alignment. Now need a total knee replacement. Question: surgeon advises waiting (ideally) a year from last surgery and at minimum a few more months due to infection risks and, in particular, fracture risk associated w/ bone openings where the prior screws were located. Has anyone heard this? How long does one typically have to wait for a TKR following hardware removal? (No other dr had mentioned the need to wait this long).

Thanks for any insights!