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Title: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on July 18, 2006, 10:19:44 PM
hi all ,i am a newbie on this forum and i have a bit of a problem . i had a partial left knee joint replacement 10 months ago , i was in a car yesterday and went to push the seat back , next thing i know i am in searing pain in my knee and it locked at about 60 degrees , i opened car door and crawled out on hands and good knee ,evetually got myself up then knee straightend but still in agony
Next thing trip to hospital and x ray , the plastic spacer has fallen out or broken and the joint has collapsted
( the plastic bit showing up with the marker pin at back of joint ),
so seems i am up for surgery again and if joint is not salvagable then revision the full joint is there only option so the surgeon tells me , is this a common problem and what could cause it ? , up till this episode apart from a bit of pain and a knotchey feeling in joint ,no other problems 
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: 0802kja on July 19, 2006, 01:54:20 AM
I am so sorry that you are dealing with this.  It sounds excruiciating and so disappointing, besides.  I hope that you will receive the best possible care from your doctor and family members.  Let us know how you recover.

Karen
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: knee deep in Goo on July 19, 2006, 02:54:15 AM
Ouch!!  Let us know when the revision is and how you do
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Teresa_S on July 19, 2006, 07:10:35 AM
Briefly, I had to have the spacer replaced as the screws in the prosthesis backed out and were loose in the knee , getting caught for about 2-4 weeks, and then one lodged in the spacer. Had lots of adhesions, and the screws replaced, and the spacer replaced. The incicion was used again, and it was actually the worst part, as the tendons, nerves, etc did not like being cut again after having just healed in 12 months. It was easier to walk than the first time, though. Teresa
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on July 19, 2006, 08:24:45 PM
OMG Steve - that must have been sooo painfull - just wanted to wish you the very best - let us know how you get on
anja
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: emphatic on July 20, 2006, 06:12:54 AM
Steve,

I'm sure this is the last thing on your mind right now, but I'm thinking that you should document everything very carefully -- how it happened, when, etc. Get copies of your ER records, along with any records from your doctor visits. If possible, even ask for a copy of your Xrays. I'd also suggest keeping a diary of what you do and what kind of care you receive along the way. Be very careful of what you sign at any doctor's office these days, too. Read everything carefully.

The reason is that you probably have grounds for a legal complaint of some sort -- either malpractice by the surgeon (less likely) or a defective product (more likely). You might also want to consider hiring a reputable medical malpractice attorney.

I'm not one to normally leap to a litigious viewpoint, but it's definitely not an acceptable thing for the implant to fail like that, at 10 months, with no provocation. I really think you need to get legal counsel on this.

I'm vey sorry that you're going through this -- the original surgery is hard enough. To have this happen on top of it has got to be extremely difficult. Hang in there, and please know that we're all pulling for you!

Meg
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on July 23, 2006, 07:01:55 AM
Thanks for all your help , its great to be able to air ones concerns with people who understand and care ,
Iam off to the hospital thursday for pre op health screen , (msra etc ) and hopefully then not too long to wait , i have strapped up knee well and seem to get about on my crutches ok with the help of pleanty of tramadol , but still reading some of the stories on this forum i am lucky!  , will keep you all posted as i progreess ,kind regards to all -Steve
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on July 27, 2006, 01:39:07 PM
Just been for pre op assesment . they have now strapped my leg in a support caliper to stop it wobbling , but must say it feels much better ,just waiting now for addmission date ,am on urgent urgent list ,so we will see !
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: KJ on July 27, 2006, 04:30:40 PM
In response to the "it must be someones fault, why don't you sue" posting.......
There is a recognised failure rate with all procedures, admittedly surgeon error can contribute but sometimes ops just fail. In the UK at the moment not everyone automatically resorts to legal action if things don't go right - I hope we never fully go down that US route
KJ
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on July 27, 2006, 05:17:30 PM
hi kj / i agree ,if you crash into my car and won't pay i will sue you ,if you are trying to help me and it goes a bit" pete tong " well thats life , i fix cars for a living and they can be as unpredictable as the human body , i am just gratfull that they can help me at all ,unlike some peoples problems that are not so easily rectified ,i have had a lot of mechanical problems with my body i also have a right arm below elbow amputation but thats another story -steve 
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: knee deep in Goo on July 27, 2006, 05:19:36 PM
actually, I think it was pretty good advice. You should be aware that you need to be able to protect yourself.
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: emphatic on July 27, 2006, 06:03:02 PM
In response to the "it must be someones fault, why don't you sue" posting.......

Well, that's quite the gross overstatement of what I said in my post.

What I actually suggested was that he document his situation and be careful -- and that it might be wise to engage legal counsel to guide him, in the event that it does turn out to be a product defect or malpractice.

Never did I state, "it must be someone's fault, why don't you sue."

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There is a recognised failure rate with all procedures, admittedly surgeon error can contribute but sometimes ops just fail. In the UK at the moment not everyone automatically resorts to legal action if things don't go right - I hope we never fully go down that US route

Yes, there is a "failure rate" associated with all procedures, but you have to define the types of failures that are acceptable. A plastic spacer breaking or falling out is not within the defined list of acceptable failures at that stage of recovery.

Hence, my statement:
I'm not one to normally leap to a litigious viewpoint, but it's definitely not an acceptable thing for the implant to fail like that, at 10 months, with no provocation.

As I said, I am not one who "automatically resorts" to legal action, but I am one who is very knowledgeable as to the standard of care for most knee surgeries, and my advice stands:

Steve would be wise to document his situation and his medical care up to the incident and going foward, as this particular problem -- as he describes it -- is not within the standard of care. Whether he does something with it is totally up to him

As with all advice on here, take it or leave it.... just don't mis-state or mis-quote it.

Meg
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: OldAthlete on August 20, 2006, 03:30:26 PM
Hello
hi all ,i am a newbie on this forum and i have a bit of a problem . i had a partial left knee joint replacement 10 months ago , i was in a car yesterday and went to push the seat back , next thing i know i am in searing pain in my knee and it locked at about 60 degrees , i opened car door and crawled out on hands and good knee ,evetually got myself up then knee straightend but still in agony
Next thing trip to hospital and x ray , the plastic spacer has fallen out or broken and the joint has collapsted
( the plastic bit showing up with the marker pin at back of joint ),
so seems i am up for surgery again and if joint is not salvagable then revision the full joint is there only option so the surgeon tells me , is this a common problem and what could cause it ? , up till this episode apart from a bit of pain and a knotchey feeling in joint ,no other problems  regards steve stovell

Please check my post under Unicompartmental Knee Replacement - I had an experience very similar to yours

Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: emphatic on August 20, 2006, 08:23:56 PM
Well whadya know... that's two.

Why don't the both of ya start a class action suit!   :o  ;D  8)

Meg
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on August 25, 2006, 10:35:06 PM
hi all /  oldathelete that sounds exsactly the same scenario as mine , i am up for surgery on tuesday , the surgeon has requested a special kit for the operation to be available suppose that could be this vanguard  type joint ? they have given me also the old might have to be a tkr and i also given the a simular reply to yourselve especially at the ripe old age of 48 dont really want future problems with revisions ,but as they are doing my op under epidural nerve block they could give me the ultimatum on the table when they have chiseled out the old oxford joint , and at that stage my argument for or against would be poinless ,LOL , Has any one in knee land had experiance of tkr-tkr revisions and there success and long term probs ? at the moment i am a bit worried about the whole thing but i am  in alot of pain when this blinking plastic WIDGET moves about and sticks me in the nerve ,brings abit of water to the eyes i can tell you ,  ;D  i also dont do to well with crutches as i lost my lower right arm below elbow after a explosion accident at school when i was 13 ( making fireworks unsupervised ) so last time we tried an ordinary elbow cruch left side and a gutter crutch right side but it was really difficult but i was off crutches really quick didn't matter , but if we do have to go with radical surgery i could be longer on them , any ideas for right side anyone ? thanks to everbody help & advise esp meg as you do unfortunatly need to watch your back in these matters and i have taken on board your advise , i am begining to realize i am too trusting in some matters & over causious in others thanks for that , going to start packing my toothbrush and flannel now ready for tuesday , best wishes to all steve
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: knee deep in Goo on August 26, 2006, 12:26:51 AM
good luck. let us know how you make out
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: OldAthlete on August 26, 2006, 12:57:20 PM
Hello T Bucket,

I crossed the total replacement option off of the consent form and asked my OS to do the best he could with the Vanguard. It does put more pressure on the surgeon to exercise extreme caution while removing the old component - they only replaced the tibial component as the femoral component is the same for both the Vanguard and the Oxford. You might ask what thickness of bearing was used in the Oxford, my surgeon had used the 8mm unit and the thickest Vanguard unit is also 8mm. Problems occur when the removal of the old unit takes bone with it and the Vanguard unit can’t take up the play created. I was warned that there might be noise and play in the Vanguard - play is not a problem the knee is far more comfortable and stable than the Oxford was.

It still not fully healed it will be 3 months on Sept 6th but it seems to be coming along beautifully - all the best on Tuesday. By the way, I'm also an automotive enthusiast - I have a 63 Corvette and was a Technician for years before becoming involved in the educational sector. The Corvette doesn't get much use lately as I continue to ride to work as part of my PT.

Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on September 12, 2006, 07:12:27 PM
hi all . just got back home after 15 days in hospital , when they opened up knee tha spacer had lodged itself in back of joint cavity but was undameged ? but when they checked out joint they found out that the plastic  spacer was 5mm too thin hence why it fell out , the os had opened up my knee 10 inches straight down the middle incase he decided to fit tkr but upon inspection the rest of the joint was undamaged so he fitted thicker spacer , pre-op they had fitted epidural and they left it in post- op  . the first day post op i was got up out of bed and every thing was great 10-15 yards in ward , the following night the epidural canular got pulled out by my tooing & frowing in bed so it was removed , day 2 the physios turned up and i could not even lift my leg up without pain eventually got both feet on ground tried to stand up and i had a agonising pain in the inside edge of knee and i only took 3 steps & gave up , even with a coctail of morphine sulphate - tramadon - co codamol - carbapentin & oramorf still no go , had xrays this test & that test ,still no answers , so after 15 days in hospital i now hop on two crutches and iam now worse off, the os has decided that if situation does not settle down in 6 weeks we might have to consider the total joint route , i am well pee'd off , any thought's anybody , regards to all steve
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Helen_ uk on September 13, 2006, 11:24:21 AM
Hugs first and then lots of tea sympathy you poor thing. I truely underrstand how it is to have to endure lots of suregry and have things go less thasn well.
I am thinking about you and hope that you soon get some well deserved help amd answers.
Hugs H xxx
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on September 19, 2006, 05:46:34 PM
hi helen thanks for that , i am really feeling fed up at moment as now  after one week out of hospital ,and three weeks post op my knee has started rocking side to side again as before , can only weight bare on leg if i stand with weight on outer part of knee ( origonal part of knee joint ) but soon as i start to walk the pain in metal side is exscrusiating , have taken so many pain killers i am rattling , i wish i could turn back clock 13 months and not had joint replaced , any body else had this problem before or am i just unlucky ? steve
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on September 19, 2006, 06:17:50 PM
Hi Steve

I am so sorry that you are having this trouble and pain - you think you are doing the best by going through this treatment to get the quality of life back and to be pain free - and then to be left with more problems is so tragic - I really feel for you. I also understand that it is not just the pain - it is also the knock on effect it has on your whole family,friends ability to work and pay the mortgage and of course your mental well being - it would be so easy to get down over this.

I would have thought that yours is a very rare case - it has got to be or there would be so more people on here with the same trouble.

I felt really bad reading this after sitting here today moaning that my knee hurts again! - (prob should take some painkillers!) and I am  10 weeks post op - but like everyone says - it could take up to a year before it is totally right again - hmmm could be a long year! lol - Have to go back to work in 10 days - the overdraft can't take anymore! and what with one off to uni next week it has got to be done - really worried about it as it involves standing for about 8 out of 10 hrs there! okay will shut up! ;D

Do you have a date when you go back to your OS - actually I don't think I would wait, and give him a ring or email him - you should not be in this much pain.
Makes me wonder if the OS shouldn't have just gone for a TKR!
Thinking of you, take care and keep us up to date.

anja
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on September 27, 2006, 05:28:53 PM
hi  / am in a right pickle now , my knee joint has gone wrong again definatly the joint has started to bow inwards ,i think the mecal spacer has slipped out Again , i cannot walk on it again ,i have a terrible amount of pain and a horrible Burning  feeling on inside edge but knee is not getting Hot guess that could be a bit of ligament damage , i went to my gp and he said " BE OFF WITH YOU TO THE HOSPITAL " so i have a emergency appointment for 3pm tommorrow with surgeon , i think myself that this is going to be the start of total knee joint ,  :'( , i wish they had done this last time instead of mucking around with repairing before , still Doctors know best ? :)
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on September 27, 2006, 05:48:37 PM
It would be nice to think so!!  However - I am in no doubt that they do what they think is for the best outcome - lets face it - there are no doctors short of patients, so it is in their interest as well as yours to get a 'First fix'

Sorry about all this trouble you are having Steve :(

Very best of luck tomorrow - don't know how much you trust or know your OS but would you dare to ask him for a second opinion as to where to go from here? I know that some specialise in certain areas and it might be that he is not yet so accomplished in his field that he knows how to solve problems like this - having said this - any decent OS who gets out of his depth should refer you anyway!!

Let us know how you get on!

anja
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on September 28, 2006, 08:26:39 PM
oh well as feared been to hospital today and it's , Out with the old ,in with the new , have got to have revision of oxford pkr for shiney new Tkr , consultant has put on urgent schedule so hope it will be sooner rather than later .
It appears that there is some alignment problems with the prosteisis metalwork and that is why the meniscal bearing fitment has failed again ( pretty good for 4 ish weeks of use)  ??? , suppose just my luck ,and is this a record ?
worst part of today was when os's registrar got hold of my tibia in half nelson grip and started rocking it side to side whilst appologising to me as i was yelping , :'( i would have clumped him if i could have reached him , and to top the day off , got caught by a gatso camera on the way home , so speeding fine on it's way i'm sure
THE PERFECT END TO A PERFECT DAY ,
regards to all from Steve
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on September 28, 2006, 10:09:30 PM
you need a snooper!!!! bad luck - you are not the only one - I got caught a while back.

so a new knee coming your way - do you know when - ask if they will do it with computer navigation system - that is waht my OS used - apparently it is a foolproof fit!

good luck with it
anja
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: knee deep in Goo on September 28, 2006, 10:18:38 PM
spoken like a true knee geek.  So what brand of TKR are you getting?  Blink..
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on September 29, 2006, 06:39:15 PM
Suppose that will be a good question to ask  :), what ones are better than others ,and are some fitments better suited to some people and are some to be avoided ?   
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on September 29, 2006, 07:39:37 PM
Think I would avoid the Oxford :o ::) :P

I have a Biomet AGC - I lkie mine!! ;D

Thing is that I don't think you get too much of a choice here - it tends to be what your surgeon uses and therefore knows - reckon it has something to do with sponsorship from the companies that make them as well - I was pleased though that my biomet has a good write up.
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on September 30, 2006, 07:40:59 AM
Ive been researching many of the different types from different manufacturers
and noticed there are specific tkr prostesis for revisions ,
my surgurey is not being carried out by the same OS who fitted my pkr
apparently he do'snt do this job so he refered me to a specialist team
i think they will need to do a bit of bone graft filling work to get it to line up properly this time  :-\
has any one had experiance of this type of job  ???-regards steve
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on October 11, 2006, 05:32:12 PM
hi all / just got back from hospital , been to see  new surgeon ,surgery all agreed  asap ,they did  some x ray's with me weight bearing on knee (standing up ) and it appears tibial fitment is in ski wiff , and all out of alignment , basicly when i stand on leg the top bit of joint is level but the tibial bit slopes down hill at about 15 degrees , so in a nutshell it's been put in crooked  ,hence why it wobbles . 
they are proposing fitting new TKR  a Johnson & Johnson de'puy pfc rotating platform joint ?
looked on thier website looks all very impresive but has anybody had any experiance of these ?, will keep you all posted
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on November 06, 2006, 09:30:48 PM
hi all , having pre op assesment on the 16th november ,so should be on count down for surgery ,  not looking forward to this one :-\  , strange that knee has been much better while wearing my Donjoy brace (legend) i would highly recommend it , i am worried about the healing proccess of the scar being that i guess the will goin through the same area as last time , anybody know if that is normall practice ? -steve
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: knee deep in Goo on November 07, 2006, 12:03:01 AM
What day is your surgery ?   

I have my urologist clearance appointment on nov 9
i have my GP medical clearance on nov 13
I should get my pre op assessment appointmend anywhere from 10-13

Surgery date is Dec 6

Getting the zimmer girlie knee 

Age 37
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on November 07, 2006, 07:44:50 PM
The Admissions clerk recons the surgery will be hopefully 3-4 weeks after pre op assesment , bit vague but i think they will hurry it up as there is still some issues with the other surgery , getting a de'puy pfc type , swivelly joint , what is the difference with a girlie joint ?
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: *Tiffany on November 07, 2006, 07:46:10 PM
All my surgeries use the same scar.  Not a problem.
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: knee deep in Goo on November 07, 2006, 09:18:19 PM
the girlie knee is designed to fit a womans bone structure better.  Just in the past... they didnt make left or right knee replacments. ..  This is a high flex knee and I can get up too  155 degress of range of motion. . Here in the USA  I have to go to my GP for medical clearance and the hospital for pre admission testing.  All only good for 30 days.
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on November 16, 2006, 10:29:08 PM
hi all / been today for pre op assesment , all ok,
but was given odd bit of infomation , the consultant surgeon who is to carry out operation has requested that a  technician is in operating theatre from de'puy's( the new knee joint manufacturer ) when they carry out the surgery , seems a odd request unless he is expecting some problems , any body got any ideas why he would want this otherwise ? i am not worried about the job they will be doing but just interested - steve
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on November 16, 2006, 10:44:04 PM
My OS told me that the reps from the manufacturers know more about the replacement joints and 'fitting' of them than the OS's
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: knee deep in Goo on November 16, 2006, 11:53:36 PM
I believe it is common place in the USA to have the sales person from the company in the operating room.   I believe they size your bones up and give the doctor the parts that will be the perfect fit. .  All these people are in space suits anyway.
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: *Tiffany on November 17, 2006, 01:32:35 PM
when I had the PFR surgeries my surgeon would not do it without the manufacturing rep.  I thought it was strange too, but it's normal

t
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on December 01, 2006, 06:32:43 PM
 :'( GGGGRRRHHHH , Been on phone to hospital to get date for surgery , FEBRUARY 07 , seem,s there is some problem with getting the team they want together and surgeon wants whole day's list to be allocated for my job  , also he has now requested rep from company that made my old knee to be present aswell  , curious ? . i think he is covering his base's , what do you all think ,bearing in mind the history ? 
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: knee deep in Goo on December 01, 2006, 08:09:37 PM
I think you have a party going on there.   I am having my operation next week dec 6.  I am pretty confident I am going for the epidural and if I am feeling brave I may be awake for it.

You know I rather my OS  have all his ducks in a row and have who he wants with him.  The operation I been told for mine..can be anywhere from  1 to 3 hours.   

I see you are having problems with the oxford knee. Have you consulted an attorney .. If the implant is a failure.. perhaps you need to have him in the picture to protect your rights. 
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on December 01, 2006, 08:29:12 PM
I am now thinking that is the root to go down , as previously advised i have kept a log of events , my new os is i believe going to fix the mess of the pkr primary surgery , i think it was installed wrong rather than component failure and that could be why he wants the oxford joint checked before removal
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on February 08, 2007, 10:02:35 PM
 ;D got confirmed date for pkr - tkr revision "at last" (7th march), had all the blood screen , msra testing ,x rays set , so looks like all systems go , do hope its lucky third time , feeling a bit apprehensive at the moment ,will be happeir when i am on the table , this blinking joint i have keep on dislocating itself even with the donjoy on ,its even worse without it looks like i am pi$$ed when i walk .not a pretty site -steve
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on February 08, 2007, 10:41:06 PM
Steve - At last - what has taken them sooooo long? - that is crazy bloody NHS

Hope it all goes well and you get one like mine!

God luck
anja
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on February 10, 2007, 11:30:08 PM
HI Anja . seems they sre going for de,puy pfc ,total knee joint with rotary platform . , my knee keeps dislocating and this joint might help they say ? .  :'(  i am getting a bit down with this all and just want it sorted been waiting for nearly 18 months now m8 and i cant cope any more ,taking so many pain killers they are messing my head up . still enough of me how's your new bits doin ? -steve
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on February 11, 2007, 06:35:03 PM
Hi Steve

So sorry this is getting you down - no surprise really - anyone would feel the same! I will soon all be over though - and you are getting a rotating platform! I wish I had that - would make a lot of things a lot easier - I reckon I should have done more research and asked for that! - Having said that thie one I have is very good - and compared to pre op  - wow!

thinking of ya - keep yer chin up mate - you can always have a grumble here - I am always around! ;D

anj
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: knee deep in Goo on February 12, 2007, 04:35:28 AM
oh boy I can understand the frustration  of being in limbo. .. Not the greatest place to be.    but just think you are getting one of the newest knees out on the market.  Sometimes listening to calming music helps..  .. Lord knows I was a handful of moody before my operation.    Please feel free to vent.. its good therapy too
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Teresa_S on February 24, 2007, 08:13:15 PM
Steve, I have had a similar experience. Had a tkr, that was never right, very heavy,would not bend, hurt constantly. Exactly a year and a day later, the spacer was replaced, and had already worn down to half the orignal thickness. and the screws of the tibial unit , etc had loosened and backed out and become lodged in the spacer. That knee never got better, (oh yes, had a history of MRSA and took months worth of IV antibiotics, and then oral) was on pain meds for 4 years. Recently had a new knee put in, about three weeks ago. IT is a Zimmer LCCK, revision knee with stems. I have a 3 inch stem in the femoral component, with different size augments, as the previous surgeon had cut the knee at an angle leaving my knee still varus. The tibial compone is 1/3 the size of the one that was in and the stem had to be a longer offset stem in order to stabilize the tibia and is over 4inches long. The surgery took quite  a while to be scheduled as I too had to have the zimmer man there, etc. This knee is supposedly customized, by using different size components in different parts of the knee, rather than a one size component. I am having problems getting it moving, but the surgeon is happy with 80 degrees of flexion at three weeks post op All he says is this is a big big big surgery, much bigger than any you have had before, and will take months andmonths of recovery. I hope you do well, it seems we both have gotten the worse of what could happen. I was originally able to walk fairly well with this knee but now it does not want to bear weight, and I have terrible burning nerve pain down the back of m leg and bottom of my foot, as a result of a misplace sciatic nerve block, that I told THEM I DID NOT WANT< but they did it anyway.   I wanted a better outcome ,but realize that I may have to wait months, and that is ok as long as I get a functioning , relatively painless knee that I can walk and work on. Teresa
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: L. Thomas.net on February 24, 2007, 09:27:51 PM
Geesh
And I thought  having a nickel allergy was tough.....what a laugh!!

I hope you are planning a spinal so you will be able to hear what is going on, just to make sure.
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on February 27, 2007, 11:06:00 PM
hi all / not long now for me to wait till hopefully i get this mess resolved ,
Theresa please enlighten me on this nerve block stuff & will watch out for that aswell , as with the other help ive got from this mecca of info all things knees .i am going in with plenty of ammo this time , i goin in on tuesday the 7th march at 4pm & surgurey next day , the surgeon has booked theatre from 7am till lunchtime , so obvioulsy expects problems , still he has a good team together so should be ok - getting the butterflies starting now -steve
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on March 03, 2007, 01:44:17 PM
Cant take much more of this stress
got a bl$$dy letter this morning Cancelling my surgery !
no reason , no explination nothing , just a we will sort this out ASAP
well done again to east surrey hospital nhs trust
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: L. Thomas.net on March 04, 2007, 01:25:23 AM
I hear ya!  :-X >:(

Just another pain to add to your list. :P

I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.  :)
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Teresa_S on March 04, 2007, 03:55:13 AM
Steve, Sorry the surgery was cancelled, it is such a shame they do this all the time, as if what the patient feels in preparation, and waiting, is not important. Plus they could have at least said when it was rescheduled for. The sciatic block is sometimes done in combo with the femoral block, and another block. IF you get the femoral block, that has a catheter stay in that continuously releases meds for a couple of days that is different. These weredone post op in the recovery room, and the femoral did not work at all and the sciatic (injected in the buttock midway onthe affected side) .I would not let them do this post op.Allit done for me was a foot that could not move postop for severalhours, and then now there is a pain that goes down the back of my leg from my hip, and all the way down the back of my leg and makes my foot numb,and burning. Good luck,any questions, I will gladly answer if I can.Teresa
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on March 05, 2007, 07:02:11 PM
hi/ can you believe that it wasnt the hospital or the surgeon it was the technical rep that scuppered my surgery , apparantly even after 5 months at least of notice they could not get the correct kit together to fit the new knee , WHAT A SHAMBLES   >:(
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: L. Thomas.net on March 06, 2007, 04:17:34 AM
I've read a lot about that nerve block on the board.  What it the difference in that and a spinal?
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on March 06, 2007, 05:51:14 PM
Got new date today of the 19th march , definatly probally maybee for my surgery , not that i am a synic but ?  ???
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on March 06, 2007, 06:58:38 PM
Steve - this is crap! Really hope it goes ahead this time. My friend had her surgery cancelled in the anaetetists room - they had the part for the wrong leg!! but didn't tell her this at the time - when she went back to see the os he said he had actually changed his mind as well and decided she is too young :o :o it's all a load of b******s if you ask me - scuse language!
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on March 07, 2007, 09:59:46 PM
hi all , anja you had your fair share of ups & downs m8 , trouble is in a stituation like this i am screwd because they hold the ace card , no other surgeon will touch this job which is why i am keeping cool & not ranting at them (yet ) also found out the surgeon has placed a junior trauma doctor to be in recovery room all the time i am there & not to move just incase it all goes belly up with blood clotts & stuff i guess with my history of stroke before they are worried i might croak it ! LOL
Theresa thanks for info i will watch out for somebody trying to stick a needle in my rump and give them the" p%$$ of my m8 theresa said it dont work so f off  ", I had the post op meds via the spine before that was as much good as a chocolate coffe pot as the catherter fell out and all i ended up with was a wet sheet & soggy underpant so will get them to put a bit off duck tape on this time to keep the pipe in !LOL
i get my best medicine here online thanks m8's
regards steve
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on March 08, 2007, 10:14:47 PM
oh bum! just lost my very long sensible post! so here goes again!

Glad to see you are keeping hold of that sense of humour!! - They are obviously not too worried about ya or you might get someone bigger than a junior quack!

Had a discussion with my hubby - that when my time is up - if it is like anaesthesia - then nothing to worry about! oops sorry.

Don't worry about P ing the bed - they gave me a bed pan post op and I managed to miss/wobble off! - that was my determination to get out of that lovely hosp gown!! Somehow don't think the duck tape would be a pleasant experience :o 

Hey only ten more days!!!!!
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on March 15, 2007, 07:27:08 PM
Only 3 days to go , starting to get the heebeejeebees now . still never mind Dr Jim Beans patent medicine helps .LOL -Steve
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on March 15, 2007, 08:33:57 PM
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Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: L. Thomas.net on March 15, 2007, 09:01:31 PM
Only 3 days to go , starting to get the heebeejeebees now . still never mind Dr Jim Beans patent medicine helps .LOL -Steve

Hebeejeebees...that's exactly how I descirbed my feeling about a week before the surgery.  Now I know it was the right word!
It's on a post somewhere.
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: knee deep in Goo on March 15, 2007, 09:16:46 PM
I was so calm before my surgery not at all nervous..   I had to wait 3 hours .. so someone could have there appendix out. ..   I was wheeled down to preop and sat there and just talked with my anthesisaologist and my OS..   and got up to go into the Doctors bathroom in the OR since  I was waiting so long.. My OS called up to the waiting room to let my parents know that he gave away his OR room due to an appendix.. .. 

Leaving the house I was up early and ready to make that long painful journey from the parking garage to the hospital on crutches..  and knew that what ever was going to come my way I would be in gods hands..

I am not sure how I will be when my left leg gets done.. or even if the right knee needs a revision years down the road..

But the fear of the unknown is surely ..  one of the tings that get you pre op for knee virgins.
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on March 17, 2007, 06:28:45 PM
hi all / this will be last post ( not bugle type) before i go in tomorrow . :-[
thanks to everyones support and advise ,you guys & gals are the best ;D
i will try and post from my mobile and let you know how it went  ;D
best wishes to all -Steve
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: lilrosie06 on March 17, 2007, 10:22:08 PM
Good Luck tomorrow, Steve.

DONNA
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on March 18, 2007, 04:26:01 PM
feeling realy depressed now canceled till tommorrow , apparanty some bug in the hospital ? -Steve 
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: step on March 18, 2007, 05:17:33 PM
Steve, sorry to hear that - I have been following your story on this board.

I dare jump in now to wish you good luck tomorrow.

Lennie
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on March 18, 2007, 06:37:04 PM
Thanks lennie it mean alot to me , and chears me up alot  ;D its good to to be with people that understand . steve
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Teresa_S on March 19, 2007, 03:06:20 AM
Steve, I talked with a friend that is a anesthesiologist, and she told me that if they give you a correct femoral block, and block the obturator nerve,and then use a CORRECT sciatic nerve, that the pain relief is relatively good. I have read some medical journal articles, and they say the sciatic block does not add alot, UNLESS the patient is haveing pain down the back of the knee after surgery.  BUT she puts them in while the patient is asleep. NOT in recovery.

I am sorry that you received a cancellation again. IT just must be fate, of some kind. I do wish you the best of luck when you finally get to the OR. I would defiiitely ask for a PCA after surgery. AT least that gives you some control. Teresa
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: knee deep in Goo on March 19, 2007, 02:15:08 PM
You want your OR in prestine condition prior to your TKR.  It should be a special ventilated room.  and the surgeon's wear these space suit masks over a construction type helment with a fan in it.      I saw the resident take the helment off after he got done glueing my knee together. ..  After that he undid the arm straps and  ... wanted me to hop on to my gurney to go to recovery room.   Which is some feat to do with both legs numb and being requested to slide over to another table after major surgery.

I had a spinal during surgery and an epidural for the Pca and also had lidocaine injected into the epidural  the day after.    My PCA pump started to beep and the nurse took the battery out and it was an hour before the anthesisologist came up.   Which is the worse thing she could have done since it renders the PCA pump non functional.   
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: step on April 03, 2007, 06:52:10 AM
Hi, Steve,

I was checking to see whether you had new postings, to find out how you were. Judging by the long silence, you must have had the operation, and I hope it was succesful.

Please let us know how you are when you can get to a computer.

Lennie
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: knee deep in Goo on April 03, 2007, 04:33:59 PM
sometimes after a big operation the rehab part is alot and well somepeople love to post other people need their space until they are ready to talk or write about it.
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on April 06, 2007, 10:28:14 AM
 :'hi all still in hospital , have lost all knee extension and joint is unstable so cannot walk at all , without pit frame , might be joint alignment fault or tissue jamming the joint ? , i will be in here till its fixed as i am dangerous on cruthches apparently and at risk recause of my arm amputation , still foods good here and the staff are tops - luv & regards to all steve
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on April 06, 2007, 08:45:09 PM
Hi Steve

wow so sorry to hear you are still in there, really hope they get this sorted very quickly, I am gutted for you.  was not aware that you had an amputation (prob me not paying attention somewhere)

Really hope you get there soon. Thinking of you.

Take care

Big Hugs
anj



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Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on April 10, 2007, 03:05:56 AM
hi anj and all, still in here its 2.52 am and i am in agony ,and the old fellow in the next bed is mouning  and growning and keeping me awake aswell , i am  on double lots of morphine and still cant stop it hurting.
seeing consultant tommorrow so hope he can help LOL
anj if you click on my sign in thumbnail photo on that little green car of mine you will see why i have a bit of a probem with cruthes and even worse when your  leg dont stay up
luv stevie
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on April 10, 2007, 09:25:35 PM
Hi Steve

How are you today - I hope you finally got some sleep - tell ya what though - I was awake at that time last night - had a few crappy nights - luckily not knee induced!

How did you get on with the consultant today - or do you mean wednesday?

Take care you!

anj

Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on April 10, 2007, 10:00:19 PM
hi anj / seen consultants senior registra today and i am here for another week at least  ,if they cannot get knee extention working with physio by them , they will take me down to theatre and try and manipulate joint into extension and take a x ray film movie jobbie to see that joint is working as it should be , but if there is a mialignment problem again they will have to open me up again and have a tinker , but what i could do with at the moment is a Cr%P As all the morphine as you will know bungs you up , going to have a couple of jelly bombs tommorrow to get things moving LOL ,  steve
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: step on April 11, 2007, 10:34:54 PM
Hi, Steve,

Thanks for writing - sorry it's so tough.

Hope your pain gets less tonight, and they sort out the extension problem soon and without extra pain.

And I hope you get some good sleep tonight,
 
Lennie
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: flashman on April 12, 2007, 03:33:53 PM
Hi Steve,
             Accidently discoverd your post a few weeks ago just by googling in Oxford Knee.

            The reason I did this, was because I have had a half knee replacement of the Oxford type four years ago...and to date I have had no problems, but was curious as to how other people had fared.

      After reading about your problems I got hooked on the story and found myself checking this forum every day for the latest episode of Steve's knee.

Anyway mate, hope your luck changes I will be checking back to see how you are getting on.

Best regards,  Ray    Perth Australia
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on April 12, 2007, 08:16:58 PM
Hi Steve

sorry been mad busy the last couple of days , haven't deserted you!

Hope the extension gets going soon, would be awful if they have to start tinkering again.
Hope those jelly bombs do the trick as well! stay close to the loo! -expect you can go a fair old pace on the crutches now anyway!

Take good care!

anj
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on April 13, 2007, 12:59:11 AM
hi anj / jelly bombs worked great , not so good on leg front though , cannot achive more than -15 degrees before neutral  ,so no extension at all . have virtually no stability at all , i can just about stand up if i pull my quads as hard as i can and grit my teeth , i cannot walk even with crutches , all i can do on them is hop on my good leg like long john bloody silver LOL, also i have lost all the pre -perseption feedback fron the joint ,that is i cant tell what position my knee joint is in unless i am looking at it , great isn,t it still as the song goes THINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER , any body out there had these types of problem =steve
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: knee deep in Goo on April 13, 2007, 11:57:02 PM
Tbucketmad :(  My heart goes out to you and your daily struggles there. What is the OS saying?  Well I hope time is your friend and you start recovering by leaps and bounds and bounds.
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on April 16, 2007, 10:09:51 AM
had a crappy weekend , walking still a no go , having a meeting at lunchtime with o/s and his "team" , think he has been pre warned by the ward staff that i am on the war path now and not sure what his attitude will be , i am sure in my ownmind that this joint is flawed in some way with the alignment of the femeral component , but what do i know ,  -fed up steve from surrey     :'(
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on April 16, 2007, 02:57:24 PM
just seen o/s and had good meeting with him , he is adaman't that problem is still with quads and that excersise is the only course of action at the moment and has told me to stay here in hospital till i can walk safely on crutches and a that intensive physio is the cure ,
he has also said that  when i go home if i have any problems i can bypass the hospital systems and he will fast track me back here if neccesary , i dont think he could have been fairer than that , and they are not trying to eject me from the hospital till i am ready  ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on April 16, 2007, 08:20:38 PM
Hi Steve

Sorry you had such a crap weekend, but good that your meeting has got some results.

Ate you allowed to take yourself off to the physio gym to do quad building work? Hope thay have you in there for several hours a day.

Keep us updated!!

anj
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Teresa_S on April 17, 2007, 02:51:50 AM
Steve, Well, what can I say? It is just one thing after another and another. The thing about the quads is that after my latest revision, I literally could not feel my quad at all. When they asked that I contract it and pull myknee down in extension, I could NOT feel it, and had no idea if it was moving or not. I, too, had to look at it, so they used some electrodes and feedback from that and  I was atually contracting it pretty well. Extension has never been my problem, as I was able to work on that by myself better than flexion. I went into PT with only about 4 degrees to total extension. My flexion has finally gotten to 110-117 . I had started combining  strengthening with ROM, which in my case required me to stand with the tkr leg on a scale, and keep 1/2 of my weight on it as I did bends, etc. AS over the past 4-5 years, I have walked sparing that leg, to avoid more pain, and keep most of my weight on the other leg. I even sit with 80% of my weight on the other hip. The increased weight bearing sent my leg to swell like a beach ball, from thigh to foot. I could not stand to bear weight, it hurt too bad.  Remember,also that my OS thinks pain meds are only required minimally postop for about 4-6weeks ONLY, so I just couldn't walk. I tried massage, a new contraption of some sort with 8 suction cups, and went back to ROM only, till I could get the swelling back down. It took about 8 days, and I decided I was going to take some ibuprofen, and that day was like a mracle, and the swelling went out about 75% , and it did not hurt so bad. BUT the next day, it went back up some, and has stayed there. I guess my original response to the NSAID, was great, but it sure did not last long. In addition, the morphine, ask that they give you some toradol, or equivalent NSAID, it has a different effect on the pain, and helps with the swelling and inflammation. It also helps with the time between pain relief with the ms.

I really don't have advice for you as I did not encounter the same problems. BUT perhaps they should try a revision knee. I can't imagine that the quad only is the only source of problem. There has to be something not right with the knee. When I had the revision.the new OS told me it could NEVER have been stable, as 1. I had NO ligaments to stabilize my knee and 2. the other OS had left the femur cut at a slant, so he had to augment it this time, and 3. the tibial component could NOT meet the femoral one and glide like it should without using and offset stem. In additon, he doubled or tripled the size of the spacer I had previously had. IT sure made the knee TIGHT at the onset. It is still stiff and tight, but I am hoping that gets lots better. Bending still is like fighting though a bunch of elastic bands each time. and I still don';t trust that knee to do foot over foot stairs. BUT this is a knee that has had a post op bleed, subsequent MRSA, and too many previous surgeries to remember. plus Grade IV OA in all compartments for at least 5 years pre op and the trauma of the MVA that ended in medial and lateral mensicus tears, and a femoral condyle fracture, that was not treated for over 6 months. I think the less surgery, trauma, etc before the total knee surgery, the better the outcome. T seems like you have to fight back more and more with each subsequent injury.
The reason you may be having so much trouble controling the pain, is what happened to me too. I had been on so many different narcotics, pre op , that I was literally screaming in pain for over 24 hours post op. AND, then the OS did not believe in adequate pain contol post op .or perhaps I would be moving faster. I really thought that , at least, I could have meds for PT. but not to be. IT was really hard after being on them for over 5 years. I did not get to cut down, I just did not have enough to take more than twice a day from immediately post op. IT have been VERY HARD> Jf you are using a PCA, ask that they set a basal rate, one that drips all the time even if you are asleep and can't push the button, in addition to the bolus you get when you push the button. If MS does not do the trick, although, there is no top dose of MS, it and be increased gradually over time, time and time again as long as there is no respiratory depression, like with hospice patients, then Dilaudid, is much stronger as is fentanyl.

After my last terrible experience in the hospital, I will never again, be the patient post op without seeing the orders the doctor wrote for me. THAT way, the nurse who is too lazy to take care of meds for pain cannot lie to me and tell me they were not ordered. I will have the copy in my hand, to know what I can and can't do about it.

By the way, have the looked at your back, in addition to your knee to see if there are contributory factors?  Best of luck. Teresa
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on April 20, 2007, 05:19:02 PM
hi all still here in hospital  (nearing end of week 5)
thanks for that info teresa and i can relate to alot of those  symptoms
i went to see physio  tecnnian today and this is what she found .
as already known my quads are weak but even when i do pull them up as hard as i can my pattella is still loose and you can push it in and out , thus that is why i cannot lock my knee and walk
she suggests some of the problem is fluid under my pattella ?
so i am still stuck in here , she is going to speak to o/s with a veiw to draining the knee of the excess fluid ?
any thoughts or experiances of this ?
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on April 20, 2007, 09:10:41 PM
Hi Steve ;D

Know absolutely nothing about it! but wanted to just pop in and say 'Hi' - think I would have gone mad being in hospital for so long!

Hope you are getting plenty of visitors and food!
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on April 20, 2007, 11:33:08 PM
and other liquid refreshment in moderation of course   ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: knee deep in Goo on April 21, 2007, 02:24:25 AM
God I hope you mean the orange juice and not a pca pump.
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on April 21, 2007, 09:56:02 AM
nah -Bacardi & diet coca cola  ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on April 21, 2007, 08:46:32 PM
Well I reckon you deserve that!
Hope it doesn't mess with the pain meds - wow that was a grown up thing for me to say!

How are ya today - feel like I am doing a virtual hospital visit ;D
How about some
(http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:0fFixikxJzq-PM:http://www.kyagr.com/kyproud/images/grapesbyscottbauer.jpg)- should imagine you are pretty much part of the furniture there - watch out they will have you doing the tea trolley soon as part of your physio!
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on April 22, 2007, 01:16:19 AM
hi anj / it,s nearly 1 am and i am wide awake and in agony  :'(,just had another dose of oramorph ( 4th today ) this is supplimented by mst twice a day, the pulling about yesterdayby the physio's  seems to have messed me up , back of knee has swollen up big stylee and i also have started to get blisters along incision line , going to talk to doc in morning about it ,but have been taking diclafenic for swelling , just cant seem to find comfortable position also , so looks like it is going to be a long night , going to sort out some dvd's in a minuite to keep me amused ,my son has lent me a dvd case with about 150 disc's in so should be something to watch , might even be some skuddy ones in there if i am lucky ;D  got no grapes but lots of packets of walkers mint lamb crisps and cherry coke ,oh and lots of snickers and lion bars . must go now as the old boy opposite is trying to escape over the top of the side cot bars still attached to his traction weights - steve
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Teresa_S on April 22, 2007, 04:23:55 AM
Are they checking for infection,as blisters along the incision might mean infection. Other than that, it is too bad you have been there for so long,but youmight not have been able to get along at home with oral meds. Is more surgery planned?Teresa
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on April 22, 2007, 08:13:48 PM
Hi Steve

Welfare Check!

sorry you had another crap night, so wish we could wave a magic want and have you all made better!

Have they given you a cryo cuff
(http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:e5ioyog52yWDTM:http://www.medcomgroup.com/equipment/CryoCuff%2520Knee%2520lg.jpg) I had to beg for one in hospital!

Hope it will be better tonight- not even anything exciting on the box! unless of course you get excited by antiques roadshow! - ooh ooh actually - best of Top Geat is on NOW!!!

catch ya later
anj
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on April 23, 2007, 10:36:18 PM
hi all still in here  :'(
Anj i have my own cryo here and it helps alot (when i can get the  bl$$dy ice)
they are talking about moving me to either stanmore orthopedic hospital or the nuffield if things do not improve ,
not happy about that prospect as we live near gatwick, and my favorite pizza place won't deliver that far ;D
steve
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on April 24, 2007, 09:36:09 PM
Hi Steve

sorry missed my visit yesterday - was my son's 17th birthday so had family round ALL evening grrr :)

What will the benefit be of moving you - are they places where you will get more physio?

Good living near Gatwick - for holidays!!! ;D
 

Hope you are keeping your chin up!!!

and get the staff to get ice for you!!
anj ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on April 24, 2007, 10:57:12 PM
HI ANJ , they might move me to get second opinion on problems,
HAS ANY ONE HERE HAD GIVING WAY PROBLEMS AFTER TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT , I TAKE LESS THAN 5 STEPS THE JOINT SWELLS UP LIKE A BALLON AND GETTS VERY PAINFULL , CARRY ON A FEW STEPS MORE THE QUADS  START TO GET THE SHAKES ,A LITTLE MORE THEN I CONTACT THE FLOOR RAPIDLY AS THE KNEE UNLOCKS , THE O/S AINT GOT A CLUE NOR THE PHYSIO'S ,my quad power after 5 weeks continues physio is good ;
so any one out there who have any ideas HEEEEEELLLLLLLPPPPPPP ,before they decide to move me  .
i have been in here for 5.5 weeks and i am going crazy
they fitted me up today with a cricket pad ridgid splint to see if i could walk , it stopped me hitting the deck but the other symptoms , the shakes etc are still there also it was soo painfull as it swoll up and could not go any where ,after i got back from physio had big boys size shot of morphine ,  ;D had another go later and i managed to break the splint (not on purpose i will add) so another day tommorrow on the blue/white comode wheelig my self about -Regards Steve the TKR BANDIT
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on April 25, 2007, 08:16:03 PM
TKR Bandit or VANDAL !! ;D Now Steve - they got you that lovely special brace and how do you repay them? you break it - you spoiled bratt!!

Reckon that if your OS knows not how to cure this problem then you had best get somewhere else as fast as possible - I would actually ask to go to UCH - they have very experienced people there.

I would also post a thread on this site asking if anyone else has this problem!

I can't help you with the buckling problem - I had that with not having an ACL - not a shiny new knee - you don't seem to be having any luck with this knee!

Get moved ASAP mate - and do NOT go home until they find someone to sort it - while you are taking up a bed there is still some urgency in your treatment - if you go home - I am sorry to say that you will be out of sight - out of mind!!!!

So Bandit! - go easy on your set of wheels there! and take care

Hugs
anj
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on April 27, 2007, 05:16:39 PM
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been for a longer walk today with the above in the locked position , not the best way but at least i am under my own steam nearly , had a bit of a barny with the o/s's registra today , was trying to get me to sort this trouble out as a out patient , told him did he think i was stupid ,and where is my referal to the other hospital ,-silence was the reply , as all us brits know that once your in the hospital and got a bed ,stay there till they sort you out cause when you get off the merry-go round the only way back on is a the end of the que again , been there and done that , not again
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on April 28, 2007, 05:52:01 PM
- crikey mate - I mst have been psychic - told ya not to let em chuck you out!
You stay put there - even if it means I have to come there and kick a**e myself - and I can with my new knee - I'll show em how it should be. Hang in there!!!!!

Hope you are okay - thinking of ya!

Hugs
anj
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Helen_ uk on April 29, 2007, 07:31:39 PM
so sory you are having such a horrible time... been watching yur posts with interest and sympathy and just wanted to post my good wishes to you. I was in a similar thing to you afteran allograft went wrong and my body rejected it. I was in a private hospital with the oppositte problem they wated to keep me longer as they were getting more for the stay LOL
HOpe you soon make some more progress especially with the walking etc and stability.
Thinkng of you H xx
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on April 29, 2007, 08:03:23 PM
Hi Steve!

Daily welfare check! How are you?

any update today?

I went to the gym today! first time in ages - got to keep the fat off! lol actually was really cheesed off with my other half and so went there knowing there was no way he would come too :) So feel better for the exercise and may go everyday again - easy to slip out of the routine.

Are you still working? or have you had to give up with this long term problem?

hopeyou get some good shuteye tonight

anj
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on April 29, 2007, 08:19:05 PM
hi anj / tommorrow is D day as the big cheese is coming round 1st thing and i have a pre prepared script to fire at him  >:(, i want & need this transfer so we will see what he has to say this time , on the job front i own a garage buisiness and luckily i have a good crew that work for me ,they are keeping things moving but when at work i do earn my wages in the workshop , so every day i have a busy day and at £50 a hour x 6 working weeks , not funny but my health is more important on the shut eye game last night we had burger & chips again at 3.am from the staff night canteen so if we dont sleep we watch dvd's and eat  ;D speak tommorrow
stevie the burger murderer
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on April 29, 2007, 08:29:34 PM
OMG Steve - Burger and chips at 3 m!!! gross!!  a lettuce sandwich should do you better - it is a soporific (duh sp)
That is so lucky that you own your own business - oh to earn £5O an hour - can't imagine anything I could do for that sort of money! ;D Really pleased for ya that you have a great team that keep things going.

Will keep everything crossed for you tomorrow - just don't let them kick you out of there without it being to a better facility!!  You will probably have to get tough and might even be worth having a friend/family member there to support you.

good luck

anj ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on April 30, 2007, 08:10:28 PM
Steve - how did you get on today?
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on May 01, 2007, 09:33:09 AM
anj , can you believe it that the o/s didn't turn up but sent a junior doctor to see me who knew jack sh&t about me ? but he did tell me from the notes he had thar they where waiting for a response from the royal national orthopedic hospital -stanmore , So some good news i suppose but no time scale yet ,but hope its not today though cause we are having Take Away pizza tonight LOL , stevie the  "fatboy"
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on May 01, 2007, 11:06:33 AM
Hey Fatboy!! ;D

Good to hear from you! - Don't they do Pizza in stanmore then?

I really can believe that a jnr doc was sent - you know that your OS is a busy man! and just because he has made a lash up of this doesn't mean you are entitled to more attention than anyone else!!!!! Bloody cheek. 

seriously I know they are busy - but your case is quite exceptional and you need to be able to trust him - and that does mean that he should be putting himself out a bit for you - and it wouldn't take 10 minutes for him to follow up with a phonecall to get you moved to somewhere that can sort this!

Hope you are not getting toooooo bored.

Enjoy the Pizzq :P

anj
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Helen_ uk on May 01, 2007, 08:16:00 PM
Thinking of you and hope tht you soon get sorted
H xxx
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on May 05, 2007, 08:04:48 PM
hi all / still here ,had bed customised a bit and have asked for wall paper of my choice LOL
(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/mattaducky/bedveiw.jpg)
Been having difficult attitude problems from my o/s
have had joint checked  by another surgeon in hospital and he said the joint is NOT stable and that there is excess  movement ?thinks spacer to thin,deja vous'there i feel 
hopefully i should get anwser back from royal national orthopedic hospital on tuesday to get movedthere PDQ , at least pain is under control but i am not very mobile -regards , 
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on May 05, 2007, 08:05:35 PM
Hey steve!

Where are you??

are you okay?

haven't heard from ya since I called you 'fatboy'  you not talking to me now? ;D

anj
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on May 05, 2007, 08:10:18 PM
wow! must have been psychic posting that!


good to hear from you!

Shame about the OS - reckon he might be in too deep? too proud to admit defeat? sad!

Hope you get moved VERY quickly - this should have been looked at weeks ago

Take care you!

erm nice bed!

looks like the ward I was on - but I had an old bed - they gave the new posh ones to the old people!! hee hee
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on May 05, 2007, 10:03:54 PM
hi anj  ;D
see you 100% right on the too proud bit , but i have given him plenty of time to sort it or decide on whats wrong but all i got from him was the usual its all lovelly ,just look at the x rays ,you should be able to walk (think i read that someware before where was it now -----------oh yes the Bible ) but as WE know theybeing x ray's  dont alway's mean a thing ,especially looking on here at other peoples experiances , it was comical when he sent one of the other o/s's to see me and give a 2nd opinion and he told me that the knee was unstable so that shot the other guy down in flames
as to the bed they have 1 dodgy old bed that seems to go to the old codger that goes for walk abouts when they shouldn't as it has taller sides to stop him escaping ,LOL
The guys in this bay are all great and we keep each other sane , we are all in the same kinda boat (all ortho / legs or arms)
will keep you up to date
-regards 5star bed steve

P.S   John5:8-13
 Then Jesus said to him, "Get up! Pick up your mat and walk." At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked. :)

PPS as to the fatboy bit your probally definatly right there aswell but sticks & stones etc LOL ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on May 05, 2007, 10:33:12 PM
 ;D great to see you are keeping your sense of humour! ;D

Glad to hear that you have good company there as well - prob got a card school going eh!!

OMG I must have been the old codger! - I was the only one that did go walkabout! - Dunno why they gave some of the wrinklies on my ward new joints - they didn't use them!!

Have a good weekend - at least you can have the BH off! ;D I have to work :'(

anj
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on May 06, 2007, 02:49:38 PM
 :'(   hi anj , can you believe this
     immediatly  after my last post i went on my blue/white rolls royce comode and wheeled my self to loo for last go before bed got back to my bed stood up from seat of said vehicle &thought i fancy another one of those cadbury's hero chocky'swent to pick one up next thing my new super dooper knee let loose and before i knew it i am on the floor bum first with bad leg wedged down side of my locker my good leg wedged under my bad knee ,seering pain in my bum like iv'e got a golf ball lodged up it and pain in my back , took 4 nurses to get me up and in bed and 2 shots of morfine to kill the pain , been to x ray had 7-8 shots taken and waiting for reports ,now confined to bed , just my bl$$dy luck -steve
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on May 06, 2007, 04:56:10 PM
Bloody Hell steve!

You are quite definitely not safe anywhere near any sort of transport! - didn't you get into this situation of needing a tkr as a result of an accident n your garage?

Really hope you are feeling better now - how is the bum? Hope you haven't done any more damage to yourself. Did it warrant a visit from your dodgy OS?

Those poor nurses! - hope you offered the Cadburys Heroes around!!

Let me know how you are.

and.............................BE CAREFULL!!!!

ANJ ;)
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on May 06, 2007, 07:49:28 PM
(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/mattaducky/comode.jpg)

hi i get about on this little gem i have commondered, i have been here now for 49 days , would use proper wheelchairs they have here only i am a right lower arm  amputee and find this easier to get about on , but i did managed to run my right big toe over whilst manovering a rather nasty right hand turn at speed on the ward  ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on May 06, 2007, 09:22:55 PM
hey Bubblewrap - great Link - lets hope steve uses it - safer than his wheels!

Steve - hope you get some good news tomorrow
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on May 09, 2007, 09:40:06 PM
hi alll . no broken bones after my unauthorised trip
just a sore bum & dented pride LOL
cannot get bed/bed transfer to stanmore ( not really suprized about that )
but consultant has aggreed to take me on as an out patient (date pending)but will be within 2/4 weeks
so i have elected to go home till i go there as i cannot stomach being in here for that long , although they did say here i could stay  .
kind offer but i decided to pass on it so i am off home tommorrow hopefully if i can convince the physio's , so i will have to have locked hinged brace for walking that i can unlock to get in car or sit down for time being .and all fours up the stairs and bum shuffle down
a bit of a cr&p compromise considering i walked in here nearly 8 weeks ago unaided  ?
iv'e  been told that even if there is a mechanical problem with joint that it would be some considerable time before they would be happy to open it up and to be honest i will be happy to get out of here as they have both msra and the diahorea projectile vommiting bug about not on this ward but close
speak soon HAPPY STEVE OF SURREY
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on May 10, 2007, 09:14:06 PM
Oh Steve!  I can't help thinking that you are gonna be  the forgotten! - PLEASE make lots of noise at the first sign of this - so let me get this right - the 2nd opinion man says it is hardware prob - so why not sort it - what is the point in leaving you to get weaker.  Sorry sounds like out of sight , out of mind.

I am pleased that you are happy to be going home - I am just really worried about you!

Keep in touch!

and take care
anj x
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Helen_ uk on May 11, 2007, 06:41:52 PM
hey there not getting on hre much lately due to pain pain and more pain nd not being a happy bunny about itall.
Any way just wanted to say I m thinking about you and that I am so sorry t hear of your plight.... god damn nhs.... yu either love it as an institution orhate it..... personally from similar personal experience I hate it .... and substantailly poorer ofr it go privately now..... some insurance some out of pocket  very skint LOL ::)
Anyway just wanted to wish you well and send you huge healing hugs
H xxx
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on May 24, 2007, 09:17:12 PM
hi all
got appointmant for stanmore , early july , unless they get a cancellation  ???
been busy at work , can't do much with my knee bu££erd up but i am doing what i can  :),
The knee is rubbish i have alot of varios what- not in it according to my gp ,(it rocks ) side to side and it makes some awfull klanking noises when i walk even with the splint on ,and i think the femeral bit could be loose as i can feel it move . and it is swollen up like a balloon
my gp wanted me to go back to the hospital that fitted it ,but i told him i rather screw it together with my Black and Decker myself than let them near me again   :P
Still to chear myself up i went for a ride down the road this evening on my Harley Davidson , the hardest part was getting  on the saddle , but once on it was easy ,splinted knee and all
Next time i go out on it i must remember my crash helmet  ;D
thanks one again to every one who sent me best wishes in hospital
i love you all
now wheres my keys i feel another ride coming on -steve  ;D
(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/mattaducky/chopper002.jpg)
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: kiddthekatt on May 30, 2007, 03:11:27 PM
Hi Steve;
  I've been reading your post on the failed Oxford PKR, well you can add another to the list. I live on the outskirts of Houston, had my PKR on the 22nd of March 07, for some reason it never felt quite right, but what the hell do I know right?About 3 weeks into post op my PT was trying to force my knee and a horrible crack followed by the most seering pain shot all over my knee and up and down my leg. Well, 8 weeks and 3 days later I was back in surgery having another PKR replacing the 1st one. My OS stated that the femual componenet had broken lose, and the spacer had slipped out. I am now 2 weeks post op and I am tired of all this knee crap for sure. I haven't started PT yet, I'm waiting on the staples to be removed tomorrow. I have just about mounted the CPM machine on my leg so I can keep the knee lose and moving. I hope your surgery goes well for you in July. My OS had explained to me about the success rate of the Oxford and he convinced me. After reading the threads on this site, I'm beginning to think that maybe, just maybe, whoever took the pole spoke to people that didn't know what the hell the Oxford even was. By reading there have been many failed PKRs and the Oxford rates right up there close to the top. Good luck to you.
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on May 30, 2007, 06:10:46 PM
hi kydd
yes i think your right when i had my last stint in hospital there was a few people who had undergone revision surgery after pkr failure , i will not go down this road again when my other knee packs up ,
but to be fair my pkr broke because it now can be proved that it was incorrectly installed ,
the tibial platform was put in crooked and that was why it shot the spacer out backwards .
Ihave got copies of the x ray's and hospital notes and they make very interesting reading .
Hope you get on well with your new knee its looking like my tkr needs a bit of tinkering with ,
was going to have a go myself but i think anj will tell me not tooo , ;D(think people on here already think i am mad  ;D and they are all probally right -steve
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: kiddthekatt on May 30, 2007, 08:05:41 PM
I understand about the xrays and notes, I just got all of mine from the first surgery. Seems that the femural component was crooked also. The xrays show from the very first that it was sticking out way too much, and the pressure from the PT's force snapped it. I've been on the phone with my OS's business office today and I'm not happy. The knee and everything involved is covered for 90 days after surgery, well I had to go back in for the second go round in 8 weeks, but somehow I was charged for a brand new surgery all over again. I called them and told them my insurance is refusing to pay for the second surgery because the 90 day coverage was still in effect when I had to have the 2nd. She hee hawed around and I finally told her that unless she got the crap straightened up they wouldn't get another damn penny. It's bad enough that a mistake might have been made to start with but to be hit in the pocket for a mistake that should never have happened is going too far. I agree with you about the other knee, this won't happen again. I can live with the pain of arthritis a lot better than I can live with this mess. I'm going to see my OS tomorrow, I have a few questions that I want some answers to. Then I'll know which way to go in all of this. I'm happy to see that you are able to ride right now, I haven't been bale to do a whole lot here lately, I can drive, but if I drive too far, then the swelling and that dogging pain returns. Good luck to you.
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on May 30, 2007, 09:14:57 PM
 ;Dyou know me too well !! ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on May 30, 2007, 09:53:39 PM
hi all a quiz for the knee techies here SPOT THE PROBLEMS ,these are pickies the first pkr that broke the second after they tried to repair it before they decided to replace it with tkr , the first breakage was after 7ish months ,in the top right side veiw you can just see plastic spacer marker pin in the back of my knee capsule

(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/mattaducky/knee2.jpg)(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/mattaducky/1stknee.jpg)



(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/mattaducky/kneejoint.jpg)




Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on May 30, 2007, 10:04:27 PM
don't wanna worry you steve but my xrays don't look like that! :P

actually I have longer bits of metal going into my femur and tibia - grrrr wish I had my xrays to show you - I have a different knee from you as well though - Biomet AGC
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on May 30, 2007, 10:20:17 PM
(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/mattaducky/tkr.jpg)(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/mattaducky/tkrside.jpg)

Anj this is my knew knee that still dont work depuy pfc swivel oky koky 2000 ;D shame all this knee supports is the national debt  :'(
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on June 10, 2007, 12:00:25 AM
hi all /
i am managing very well with my dodgy knee . i have been out on my bike again today ,it was ok when riding but vey very painfull when i stopped and had to put feet down
going to stanmore on july 4th and should get things moving then . my knee joint is getting more loose by the day . it rocks side to side really badly now , so making the most of my mobility now before it bu$$ers up completly , do hope to god they sort it out properly next time , or i will have to buy a yamaha  ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: kiddthekatt on June 10, 2007, 02:50:30 AM
Hi Steve;
  I also hope that the docs can get your knee str8 this time. I ran across a pic in my files I thought you might appreciate. Take care.


Angel

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u62/kiddthekatt/harley__3_.jpg)
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on June 10, 2007, 08:28:32 AM
hi angel , had to look twice at that bike wow thats a real piece of Art , and a meggabucks project . would like that in my lounge just to look at  ;D bet gary would appreciate that aswell  ;D-steve 
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on June 10, 2007, 05:55:00 PM
Hi steve - nice pics - wish I had mine.

went to see the mx5 on my brotheres forecourt yesterday - VERY nice
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on June 11, 2007, 07:23:49 PM
Anj dont torture yourself , get it  ;D   . SUMMERS HERE  8)
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on June 11, 2007, 08:56:01 PM
oh go on - you buy me it!!

It has actually caused a few problems for us this weekend - the kids (17 and 19) didn't realise that we were just dreaming about having the MX5 and my darling son thought it would be a good opportunity to ask to borrow the money to get himself a car as we hadn't bought ourselves a new one! My daughter had convinced him it was a great idea - bless them. We are actually skint!!
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on June 11, 2007, 09:11:13 PM
SELL THE KIDS ! ;D  BUY THE CAR  ;)
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on June 11, 2007, 09:20:29 PM
 :o 






oh all right then  ;D

Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: kiddthekatt on June 13, 2007, 03:15:21 PM
Hi Steve;
  Well, I hope this finds you doing ok, or as well as can be expected after all that you've gone through. I'm back on crutches NWB, grrrrrrrrrr!! That same old pain is back that I had after the original PKR, the only difference right now is that the knee isn't clicking yet. I have an appointment with my OS this Friday, and I've had it with all of this crap! Like you, I've kept a journal from day 1 right up through today on the surgeries and everything connected with it. Something is definitly wrong here, and I told my OS on the phone that I wanted it fixed. I went to his office pre-op walking, with OA pain and now I'm back on crutches, can't stand to put my gimp leg down, with pain so bad it hurts to think about it. I do know one thing, if he goes back in I do not want another Oxford, twice is enough for me. Thank goodness he believes in pain control, I haven't had to go without pain meds. I'm just tired of this knee and I want to get back to having a life. Take care Steve, and let us know how you're getting along.


Angel

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u62/kiddthekatt/peekcat.gif)
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on June 25, 2007, 04:54:27 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEVE!!
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Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on July 02, 2007, 10:26:42 PM
hi all / next installment of saga is on wednsday when i go to see o/s at stanmore , hope i get a good result here as i am banking on it and have high hopes to resolve this drama
my knee has become very loose when in flexsion and tight in extension i think i know what problem is but will keep my suspitions QT till after o/s has his say , as i want a fresh view on it
i have been wearing the brace as little as possible and excersing as much as possible and have got my quads up to good power ,but still the joint lets loose if i am not carefull , but at least they cannot throw the old "your quad power is weak " into the conversation as they did when i left the last hospital and tried to make that the reason for my problems , not this time matey !- steve
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on July 03, 2007, 08:34:24 AM
Hi Steve,
           Do yourself a favour and get to the hospital early otherwise you might have a problem parking, also your OS will see you early. My last appt there was for 11.15 i got there at 8.45 and got seen straight away, result or what.

Best of luck on Wednesday.

BTW my OS is Mr Cannon, who is yours?

Gary
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on July 03, 2007, 01:04:01 PM
hi gary / mr carrington ,
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on July 03, 2007, 08:50:37 PM
Hey Steve - good luck tomorrow mate! let us know how it goes!
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: shortyclairebear on July 03, 2007, 08:52:37 PM
GOOD LUCK TOMORROW STEVE!
HOPE YOU ENJOYED YOUR BURGER AND CHIPS!! LOL!!  ;)
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on July 03, 2007, 09:04:02 PM
thanks for that claire , as to the burger there is a macky d's in the next village so i drove down and got some , and a large chocky shake , that's done the diet for the day  ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on July 03, 2007, 09:09:06 PM
Hi Steve, heard he is good, mind you they all are at that hospital.

Once again, good luck

Gary
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on July 03, 2007, 09:12:24 PM
thanks m8 . going to take your advise and get up there really early , is there anywhere there to get breakfast ?
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on July 03, 2007, 09:14:35 PM
When you drive into the hosp grounds on the right you will see brockles restaurant, it opens at 7.
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on July 03, 2007, 09:15:19 PM
or mc donalds? yeuch
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: shortyclairebear on July 03, 2007, 09:17:41 PM
hmmm i prefer pizza!!

(http://t3.images.live.com/images/thumbnail.aspx?q=1214361043026&id=1433312d56936cbb45b434e76f9f8179)
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on July 03, 2007, 09:18:32 PM
Gimme the beer instead ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on July 03, 2007, 09:28:56 PM
pizza for breakfast suppose that could be a first for me claire  ;D
sausage mcmuffin aint too bad anj when your hungry --------   mhhn no perhaps your right anj
the resturant sounds just the job m8 ,  ;D
what time does the carpark start to fill ?  but i will try blue badge bays first 
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: shortyclairebear on July 03, 2007, 09:30:55 PM
(http://www.indes.eu/dbimages//Producten/Beckskrat.gif)

who drank all the beer!??
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on July 03, 2007, 09:32:43 PM
nooottt meee claireee honessstttt  -----  hick   hick  ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on July 03, 2007, 09:32:57 PM
The car park immediately outside the outpatients is usually where i park and that starts to fill between 9 to 9.30 otherwise you have the main car park which is pretty big but an uphill walk after you have parked.
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on July 03, 2007, 09:33:55 PM
A smooth pint of guinness hits the spot everytime, oh and Magners ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on July 03, 2007, 09:34:42 PM
it was gary honest guv  ;D
i saw him with the bottle opener  ;D
i aint no grass  ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on July 03, 2007, 09:35:48 PM
Watch it or i will do ya knee's ya grass ;D ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: shortyclairebear on July 03, 2007, 09:35:56 PM
lol!!

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/ce/GuinnessBeer.jpg/180px-GuinnessBeer.)

heres a guinness gary,steve you've had enough!!  ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on July 03, 2007, 09:36:16 PM
i am going to get there for 8 ish so should be ok  ;)
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on July 03, 2007, 09:38:05 PM
be thinking of ya when I re book my hols!
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on July 03, 2007, 09:40:49 PM
where ya goin anj ?
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on July 03, 2007, 09:46:41 PM
well - at the moment Kenya - but...........had a  look at trip advisor and the beaches are over run with locals that are a real pain - can't be doing with that - it has got to the point where people don't even use the beach - and it was advertised as a beach hol!!

So want to change it to Dom republic or cuba - think I would prefer cuba. not going until april
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on July 03, 2007, 09:49:16 PM
My mate and his wife went to cuba last year, all inclusive. They said it was a fantastic holiday.

Gonna go now and make my luvly wife a coffee then me gonna crash out, nite nite.
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on July 03, 2007, 09:51:26 PM
my m8 paul went to cuba ,said it was the buisiness , very interesting place , shame i dont smoke any more ! you could have bought me back a big fat cigar LOL ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on July 03, 2007, 09:52:14 PM
BTW Claire, why has someone drunk half my guinness????????????????
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on July 03, 2007, 09:52:26 PM
night night
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Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: shortyclairebear on July 03, 2007, 10:07:47 PM
steve have you nicked garys beer!!??
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on July 03, 2007, 10:11:27 PM
i cannot tell a lie YES  ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on July 03, 2007, 10:14:32 PM
what and took them to bed?
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: shortyclairebear on July 03, 2007, 10:20:57 PM
okay then! you can have some more for your honesty!!

you have to share with gary though!! (sorry could not find no pictures of crates!!)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/ce/GuinnessBeer.jpg/180px-GuinnessBeer.)

heres a pub for you to "visit" too!!

(http://www.travelbritain.com/london/LondonPubs/Picture%20051.jpg)
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on July 04, 2007, 02:15:33 PM
hi all / been to stanmore ,not good news ,
      the new tkr is bu££erd and needs replacing , they have got to fit one piece joint with rotating platform , not what i wanted to here but as we know there are worst things that they can't fix
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on July 04, 2007, 02:44:28 PM
Sorry to hear thet Steve. When do they expect to have you in?

Gary
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on July 04, 2007, 04:24:34 PM
oh grrrrrrr - thing is I think we all knew it was probably going that way - but the good news is that you are keeping those quads built up which is really going to help post op - I would jump up and down to get it done pronto!  Sorry mate really feel for ya.




good news - got hols changed - going to Cayo Coco, Cuba. 7 th April 08.  (http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:S_YpvEp38m3ZUM:http://www.cubaxp.com/modules/bamagalerie3/galerie/cayo_coco.jpg) this is the actual beach - can I wish my life away for April to come round ;D









Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: shortyclairebear on July 04, 2007, 06:17:13 PM
sorry to hear your news steve!!
i hope all goes well and you do not have to wait too long!
at least you have all your knee geek mates to chat too!!
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on July 04, 2007, 06:50:30 PM
hi all / ok right ! now i have had a few drinks to calm my nerves this is situation  ;D
         the new oky koky depuy joint i had fitted is in wrong the femeral component is not fitted properly and
         has damaged my medial ligament , as anj said there is no surprise there and we all new that this was   
         proberly the way it was going , the fact is though that the stupid sods at east surrey should have
         known aswell ( who are the experts ? think we all are here and need a pat on the back)
         they are going to now have to fit a one piece hinge joint with rotating platform  as there is no other
         sensible option , gary m8 they are the most friendliest proffesional crew i have ever met at a
         hospital  and nothing was tooo much trouble , the o/s was caring and considerate with a bedside
         manner that put many i have met to shame , he had a good 30 min talk and look before he made his
         diagnosis and i was at ease with him , before i left the hospital i had all the other tests done , i know it ain't the best news but there are worst off than me , and my thoughts are with angel at the moment
waiting time is 12-14 weeks so will proberly be christmas  ;D-steve

p.s ang that holiday destination looks the buisiness
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on July 04, 2007, 07:12:01 PM
Hi Steve, waiting times are pretty good there, don't be surprised if you get a call in a couple of weeks.

Now you know why i have always insisted that i will only use that hospital.

Anyway, when you go in i will visit you and bring some beer and grapes............. and eat them all ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on July 04, 2007, 07:37:07 PM
omg hope you don't have to wait that long! - it IS important to get it done!!

and you can all meet me in cuba if ya want - we'll have a few pints together ( of rum)
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on July 04, 2007, 07:39:03 PM
hi gary / your a real pal ---------NOT , ;D
anj i like your idea better  ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on July 04, 2007, 07:41:36 PM
hmmm maybe gary coming to visit will encourage you to get up and out of bed faster - or even run!

how can you have something that is hinged and rotates?
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: shortyclairebear on July 04, 2007, 07:42:00 PM
me too!
although i do like grapes!!
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on July 04, 2007, 07:46:35 PM
okay I looked it up - did the OS say anything about the balancing of the ligaments - bearing in mind the damage they have caused as this is supposed to be an important factor - I reckon it is prob a better knee - wish mine would rotate a bit specialy for driving/moving from one pedal to the other as that is where it hurts a fair bit.


Hi Claire - you can come with is all on hols next year as well. ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: shortyclairebear on July 04, 2007, 08:03:01 PM
thanks anja!!
i've just packed my case!!
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on July 04, 2007, 08:10:25 PM
this is the kiddy anj
http://www.jnjgateway.com/home.jhtml?loc=GBENG&page=viewContent&contentId=09008b98802fb7c5&nodekey=/Prod_Info/Specialty/Orthopaedics/Joint_Reconstruction_Components/Knee_Revision
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on July 04, 2007, 09:09:55 PM
Blimey, that looks like the Rolls Royce of joints :) I want one now.
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on July 04, 2007, 09:11:06 PM
that looks cool!

I quite fancy a pair of earring out of such highly polished metal!!
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on July 04, 2007, 09:19:04 PM
(http://www.smasatx.com/images/agc.gif) this is mine - nice and shiny.
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on July 04, 2007, 09:22:49 PM
show off :)
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on July 04, 2007, 09:23:53 PM
c'mon Gary - lets see yours!
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on July 04, 2007, 09:24:43 PM
No, i'm shy :P
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on July 04, 2007, 09:26:32 PM
lol

what I want to know is how come this lump of metal and plastic hurts - when they don't have nerve endings!
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on July 04, 2007, 09:29:07 PM
Know what you mean. I have just done a reinstall on my comp, when i install my bluetooth you can have the pleasure of seeing my x-rays.
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on July 04, 2007, 09:58:01 PM
I was a right dopey bint - I had a look at my xrays in the hospital - they offered me a copy and i said 'no thanks' - duh - what was I on? (yeah I know - morphine!)
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on July 04, 2007, 10:24:26 PM
i am thinking about keeping my old knee joint when they remove it and having it made into a medallion to wear round my neck  ;D
or a bonnet  ornament for my bmw  ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on July 05, 2007, 07:41:25 AM
flash git!
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on July 05, 2007, 11:32:08 AM
flash old git  ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: shortyclairebear on July 05, 2007, 12:04:54 PM
orr i feel left out in this one!!
i still have my dodgy lumpy old bony knee!!
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on July 05, 2007, 02:07:22 PM
you keep hold of them as long as you can as they are more reliable than these bionic ones claire  ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on July 05, 2007, 02:25:52 PM
Thats what i intent to do with my left knee, major weight loss time
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on July 05, 2007, 05:59:01 PM
Claire - you def ain't left out! - wish I had a good real one! you def one of the team! ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: shortyclairebear on July 05, 2007, 06:19:44 PM
he he! i will do my best to hold on to my real knees!
i just seem to be so accident prone at the moment and keep bashing mine or tripping up/cockling over! (AND! im not drunk!!)
thanks anja! it good to be one of the team!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on July 05, 2007, 07:51:21 PM
We should call ourselves the" KNEE TREMBLERS ", ?????????????  perhap on second thoughts  ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on July 05, 2007, 08:13:24 PM
Sounds like a good name for a band............ or maybe not :)

How do you feel today Steve after your news yesterday?
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on July 05, 2007, 08:32:20 PM
pretty cool with it really m8 ;D, thing is i knew it was cr&p job when they did it and all the other times they tried to fix it , at least the job is salvegable and i am confident rnop is the place to sort it out  ,just proves not to trust what some people say and trust your own feelings about yourself , the thing is aswell mulling over what mr c said at stanmore , he told me that i probally was falling over alot and that the knee was completly unbloody stable ,when them other twits were telling me it was my quads and that it would definatly be ok doky in time , bull ! still i am seeing my brief next week and we will see who feels better when he deals with them ;D   , dont like having to do it but they had two chances to put it right  >:(
still the weekends here and if this sodin rain will leave off i am going for a nice ride sunday on the hog for breakfast at rykers showing off my new stick on helmet tiger ears & tail  ;D  what a sad sod i have become  ;D apparantly they are speed tested up to 120 mph  ::)
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on July 05, 2007, 08:45:26 PM
If sunday looks ok let  me know what time you are going and i might meet you there.
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on July 05, 2007, 09:04:56 PM
thatl'e be good , will get weather report tommorow for sunday  ;D  fingers crossed it's  8)
hows your war wounds doin ?
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on July 05, 2007, 09:42:44 PM
Hey you boys - have you actually met up yet?


By the way I am an official WW member now ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on July 05, 2007, 10:00:12 PM
I think you and Gary will appreciate this funny!



A mechanic was removing a cylinder-head from the motor of a Harley
motorcycle when he spotted a well-known cardiologist in his shop. The
cardiologist was there waiting for the service manager to come take a
look at his bike when the mechanic shouted across the garage,
"Hey Doc, want to take a look at this?"

The cardiologist, a bit surprised, walked over to where the mechanic was
working on the motorcycle. The mechanic straightened up, wiped his hands
on a rag and said, "So Doc, look at this engine. I open its heart, take
the valves out, repair any damage, and then put them back in, and when I
finish, it works just like new. So how come I make $39,675 a year, a
pretty small salary and you get the really big bucks ($1,695,759) when
you and I are doing basically the same work?"

The cardiologist paused, smiled and leaned over, then whispered to the
mechanic................................

"Try doing it with the engine running."
 


anj ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on July 05, 2007, 10:10:05 PM
Steve, fingers crossed then. Still can't straighten the kin knee, very frustrating, supposed to be going back to work soon.

Anj, well done you have taken the first step, good on ya. I can work on an engine with the engine running, the tappets :)
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on July 13, 2007, 10:11:59 PM
Hi steve, aint seen you about much, are you ok? how is the knee doing?

BTW i have brakes now ;D

Gary
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on July 13, 2007, 10:18:51 PM
he was still alive and kicking this morning about 7.30 - in fact sure he said he was going to work :o
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on July 13, 2007, 10:22:45 PM
We will hear from him soon enough, probably out on his bike posing ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on July 13, 2007, 11:13:51 PM
hi play mates ! , still breathing , just been to croydon as the bloody alarm went off on the workshop  >:(, flipping fault with the keypad , had to wait for engineer to come & fix it , still it is friday 13th , my knee is shot now , and i have put the cover on tha harley at the back of the garage unfortunatly i have to conceed defeat  riding for the moment    :'(   , gary brakes ,new cylinder was it , ?
anj hows your troubles ? did you go to a/e ?  , claire  how you doin ?
i have be taking the purple morphine sulphate tabs for a couple of days and they are helping with the knee , but to top it all i have been having phantom pains in my missing hand , i have sufferd this before and it is really annoying as there is bu$$er all you can do to releive the pain .feel like someone is driving nails into the back of my hand , only it aint been there for over 35 years  ??? bizzare or what ?, kind wishes to you all steve
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: shortyclairebear on July 14, 2007, 02:22:46 PM
hi steve!!
great to hear from you again!
i was wondering how you were getting on!!
just een asking about you in garys dairy!
........left you a nice "cyber" snack!!  :D ;D ;) :) :P
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on July 14, 2007, 03:08:33 PM
Sounds like your in a bad way Steve, lets hope the hospital contact you soon. If i can help you in anyway jusy let me know.

Hope you have a good weekend.

Gary
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on July 14, 2007, 07:21:49 PM
Hi Steve

OMG you need to come over and get drunk with me! - shouldn't take long with your morphine - sorry about whining - you are in a much [email protected] state for definite!
Hope by now you are feeling a lot better.

That was some snack claire left you!

here is dessert!
(http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:U04YHHb9BKs6BM:http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/31/Ice_Cream_dessert_02.jpg/450px-Ice_Cream_dessert_02.jpg)
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on July 14, 2007, 09:44:21 PM
And of course Steve you must wash it down with a nice bottle of Pinot Noir 2004

Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on July 14, 2007, 10:07:38 PM
nah this is the one to go for

(http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:KkkrLRCymzWJ4M:http://www.winorama.com.au/image/CloudyBay04PN.jpg)
Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir (2004 excellent yr)
 ;D

erm - where are you?
hope you are okay.
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on July 14, 2007, 10:09:50 PM
He's on his second case...hic
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on July 14, 2007, 10:15:40 PM
hope he don't look like this in the morning then
(http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:KdJcbICv39MpwM:http://faculty.schreiner.edu/slellers/Pissed.jpg)
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on July 14, 2007, 10:17:37 PM
Well..........he's got similar whiskers ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on July 14, 2007, 10:21:12 PM
Could look like this..........

Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: shortyclairebear on July 15, 2007, 11:28:34 AM
lol! like the cat piccie!!

hope your all well on this lovely dark dingy wet morning!!
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on July 15, 2007, 02:55:29 PM
Hi Claire,
           It's not wet and dark down south, it was bright sunshine and very humid, took my daughter on the bike to see my mum. Now it's starting to get dull.

Wish your stepdad all the best for his op.

Gary
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on July 15, 2007, 03:41:11 PM
okay - where is steve - now I am getting worried - is he out on that bloomin' bike?

claire - what op is your dad having - I am sure you told me............

It is like the med here - just no seaside ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on July 15, 2007, 04:47:08 PM
hi anj , still here , been feeling very tired lately and been sleeping alot , toooo many painmeds i guess  , plus i needed a long sleep after eating that burger claire got me  ;D
weather is brill here at moment ,very humid and cloudy but no rain thank god  8)
been out to custom car & bike   show today ,that was good ,but would have liked to go on my hog but there you go  :'(
going out to garage now and rearrange things so i can start putting my yamaha back together as it is a pile of bits at the moment and i might even polish the Hog . regards Steveo ;)
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: shortyclairebear on July 15, 2007, 06:29:14 PM
hi all!
just got in,been at my mums and stepdads all day!
my stepdad is having a hernia operation done,this is either the third or forth one he will have had done,hes not very lucky!!
i think there is only his knees he has got away with not having ops on!

still raining here! yuk! ............. fed up of getting drenched..............getting webbed feet it so bad here!

happy sunday everyone,enjoy the rest of your evening!!
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on July 15, 2007, 07:18:11 PM
Steve mailed me, he had slipped on the wet room floor and the knee is F*&$*d. Told him to get onto hosp tomorrow.
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: shortyclairebear on July 15, 2007, 07:41:35 PM
OMG! poor steve!
i hope he is going to be ok!
i would go to the hospital aswell.
why is it when you are already in pain in a certain area is it always that area you hurt even more!?
keep us posted if you here anything gary!
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on July 15, 2007, 09:21:14 PM
Steve, so so sorry, you are having a really [email protected] year of this - I hope they take you in and sort you out! - You know where I am if you need me! ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Helen_ uk on July 16, 2007, 07:51:14 PM
just checked in to see how you were doin.............blimy must be fate... let us know how itgoes such awful luck.
Thinking about as I face another op..... my 60 th sometime. :'( But am here for you hugs H xxx
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on July 16, 2007, 08:46:10 PM
hi helen , 60 op's omg  ???  , think that must be some kinda record , having a good surgeon musta helped alot , unfortunatly i have now found out that mine before were rubbish  >:(  , but think i have struck it lucky now , and hope they get i right this time  ;D  thanks for being there  steveo
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on July 16, 2007, 08:51:37 PM
Hi Steve - how's it going today?

Did you contact the hospital?

anj ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on July 16, 2007, 08:56:31 PM
If you did'nt contact hospital were all coming down to sunny Surrey and drag you there ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on July 16, 2007, 08:58:52 PM
and that is not a threat - it's a promise - I have the day off tomorrow!!
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on July 16, 2007, 09:00:03 PM
And i got the rest of the week off................ be very afraid ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on July 16, 2007, 09:01:10 PM
hmm - think he has gone into hiding!
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on July 17, 2007, 06:29:00 PM
C'mon Steve no hiding today. Have you had a chance to contact the hospital taday?

Anj, Claire and myself have got the van ready with blacked out windows and it's sound proofed, we also have our balaclava's. We will give you one more day to contact them otherwise were coming to get your Harley, well i am ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: shortyclairebear on July 17, 2007, 08:09:57 PM
he he!! i'm coming to get you too steve!!

wait for me gary!!
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on July 17, 2007, 08:11:57 PM
hee hee - well he is talking to me! LOL (well just to say he's busy :()

wonder if he is tickle ish (yikes sp)
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on July 17, 2007, 08:14:32 PM
Theres only one way to find out  hee  hee ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: shortyclairebear on July 17, 2007, 08:17:33 PM
(http://www.mrsneeze.com/mrmen/graphics/mrtickle.png) its mr tickle!!
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on July 17, 2007, 08:19:28 PM
Blimey, that frightens me........... ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: shortyclairebear on July 17, 2007, 08:24:46 PM
he he!! he's not scary!! his arms are pretty long though!!

this is my "mr man"........this is what mikes calls me!! (but mrs!!)

(http://www.mrsneeze.com/mrmen/graphics/mrchatterbox.png)

(MR CHATTERBOX!!)
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on July 17, 2007, 08:28:40 PM
Thats my wife ;D

Just read your thread, glad your step dad is doing ok.

And as for tests, i had to go through BTEC tests for a year including training, god it was draining, though got me a nice certificate now.

Best of luck with your test.
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: shortyclairebear on July 17, 2007, 08:31:20 PM
hi gary!!

my test won't get me a certificiate!  :P :-\

its this new boss we have,he's changing everything in the business and its unsettling everyone!
doubt he'll have any staff left soon!
i wonder how many more left while i was off!?
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on July 17, 2007, 08:33:59 PM
A lot of companies are doing this, it is unnerving, just do your best and try not to worry.
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: shortyclairebear on July 17, 2007, 08:36:14 PM
i'm not stressing about it!
us staff, know more about the business then he does (he's only been there 5 minutes!!) so i reckon he'll be impressed at how much we know!
i have only worked at the business for a year and a half and i'm actually one of the "oldest" members of staff!!
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on July 17, 2007, 08:38:32 PM
Thats the trouble with these managers coming in and acting like little hitlers, it's the workers who hold the company together but they take all the credit....... ok off my high horse now
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: shortyclairebear on July 17, 2007, 08:54:01 PM
lol! you are spot on though!!  ;D  ;)
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on July 17, 2007, 08:58:49 PM
 :'(hey I am a manager - and the only staff I lost were 2 when I was off having my knee replaced - they did some major bitching whileI was away which caused casualties! (and lotsof disturbed days on my rehab!!)

ah well - but the rest have been there years!! Does that makeme a good one?
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on July 17, 2007, 09:25:18 PM
well howdy m8's . talking of courses and qualifications - well i am going to be soon , steve M.i.m.i   ;D, letters after my name  ???,member of the institute of the motor industry , no it dont sound much but i am well chuffed  ;D,worked for along time to get the qualifications and it will look wellard on my buissy cards , abit of respectability in the motor trade ,
the leg has gone down quite a bit but it is bruised to bu££ery , i have been putting my feet up at work to in the reception as we have a nice comfy sofa , so i had a kip much to the surprise of the customers with me snoring like a train apparantly ;D
hope to get fizzy 2 back together by the weekend , so i might have to try it out if the weather is fine as they say Once a biker etc etc  ;D mad i know  - steveo
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on July 17, 2007, 09:30:17 PM
aha - so you are a fairweather biker!  Glad you enjoyed the kip - I wanna work for you! could do with a siesta!

I got a licence - to sell alcohol ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on July 17, 2007, 09:35:57 PM
Great to see your ok Steve, some day i will have to see your fizzy. Have you phoned the hospital yet??????????

Sorry Anj, not all managers are bad ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on July 17, 2007, 10:36:58 PM
hmm bet it was the alcohol licence that swayed it for you there Gary!!

Talking of which - had 3 slices of pizza, 3 glasses of wine today so off to bed now!
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on July 17, 2007, 11:03:34 PM
Are you teying to say i am an old drunk........hic

BTW how's the healthy eating going?
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on July 18, 2007, 06:37:25 AM
not bad - I did eat half a melon after the pizza! but that was all I ate all day and they were home made pzzas so not smothered in cheese!

off to work

have a good day all!
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: kiddthekatt on July 24, 2007, 09:37:28 PM
Steve;
  I sent you a pm, thank you again. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry,(damn emotions are flying high right now). How's the knee??

Angel
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on July 24, 2007, 10:16:51 PM
HI Angel . my pleasure to help ,glad its ok ,  ;D  the knee been pretty crap really ,would be better if i wasn't such a clumbsey sod and keep aggrivating it  ??? ,still  waiting patiently for hospital date for new knee number 3 ,
i am glad to hear of big daves's progress ,i look every morning for any new news ,  youl have to get him on hear when he is home for a chat ?
many huge hugs -steve
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on July 24, 2007, 10:20:29 PM
Hi Steve, don't like seeing you suffer. Have you contacted the hospital yet?
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: kiddthekatt on July 25, 2007, 03:30:27 AM
Steve;
  I took him the card and he was very touched. I had been telling him how many good people are actually geeks ;D, kneegeeks that is. He has his laptop at the hospital, and we have been slowly adding that into his PT. When I go up in the morning, I'll get him set up and take him to the site. He can still type with 1 hand, so I'm sure he'll try to send out a post or two. He did great in PT today. The physios are hooking him up to e-stims and his muscles and nerves are going to town. I walked into his room tonight and he was waving at me with his hand. The elbow and shoulder are being stubborn but he'll get there. I stood inside his door and cried like a baby. He looked like a little boy who had hit a homerun. IT WAS TOO GOOD to see him smile like he was smiling.
   What are the doctors saying about the chances of the third knee doing what its suppose to? Just know that our prayers will be right there with you. Always heard that 3rd time is a charm. It'll be good this time. Take care of that knee until they give you that new one.

Hugs back at ya;
Angel
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on July 25, 2007, 06:39:30 AM
hey Gary - that steve is a stubborn old b%^%%er!! - he is having far too much fun in the spa!
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on July 25, 2007, 02:16:20 PM
Thats the thing Anj, once he installs his new fridge full of Tango's ;D he wont even get out of it to go to work ;D
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Post by: shortyclairebear on July 25, 2007, 06:24:21 PM
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/45/Tango_softdrink.jpg/200px-Tango_softdrink.jpg)


(http://images.shopping.msn.com/img/6/2987/94/29034499.jpg)
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on July 25, 2007, 07:18:56 PM
hmm Claire - looks like he has been Tango'd already!!
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: kiddthekatt on August 03, 2007, 12:31:39 PM


Hi all;
   Ok, I know this is going to sound like a really stupid question, but what the hey is a TANGO?? A soft drink? koolaide?? fruit drink?? You gots to remember, you talking to Texan born and raised,  ;D ;D ;D the most popular drink in my house is Diet Dr. Pepper ( which translates to ) cold drank, soda pop, coke(regardless of what flavor or distributor) something to wet my whistle, can't be called redneck juice tho, redneck juice is the cheapest beer on the shelves at the corner store.
  How are ya Steve? How is that knee? Take care and be save on your road trip this weekend.

 ;)
Angel
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: shortyclairebear on August 03, 2007, 12:35:51 PM
hi angel!
tango is an orange fizzy drink that tastes like oranges!
they also do different flavours now though other then orange.
there was a mad advert on the telly a few years back that said in it"you know when you've been tango'ed" and a strange man went around screaming "oranges!" in peoples ears when they were not expecting it!!
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: kiddthekatt on August 03, 2007, 12:44:20 PM
 ;D ;D ;D Thank you Miss Claire, now I won't feel so left out when everyone is being tangoed!!  LOL, I'll know what it is.

Angel
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on August 03, 2007, 06:14:24 PM
hi all , pick up new motorbike tommorow , so i'm  ;D  , going to have a few tango's and for angel a link for claires explination of tango ,   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1jywlZG74o     ,knees crap as usual , but life is good  ;D
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Post by: shortyclairebear on August 03, 2007, 08:35:53 PM
lol!!
i remember that ad steve!!
didnt they ban that one?
i can remember everyone complaining as people were doing it to each other in real life!!
he he!!
how old will that ad be now?
it seems a while ago??.............or am i getting old?!  ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on August 03, 2007, 10:04:49 PM
Hi Steve, what bike are you getting?
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on August 03, 2007, 10:29:38 PM
picking up my monkey bike type thingy  m8 , its taken ages to register it , but all done now  ;D  , just need to convert it to left hand drive ( you know what i mean ) and were off and running once i get my bl$$dy knee sorted as at the moment i would be lucky if i could sit on it let alone ride it  :'(  still something else to look forward too  ;D 
(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/mattaducky/keen.jpg)
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on August 03, 2007, 10:34:07 PM
erm - someone has put small wheels on it!! ???
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on August 03, 2007, 10:34:32 PM
That looks nice, should be fun.

Got to sort my bike out this weekend, got me nuts stuck inside my handlebars ::) Took bar ends off and the nuts came off inside the bars, the vibration is kin awful.

Are you still able to ride your Harley?

Gary
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on August 03, 2007, 10:53:23 PM
had sort of put riding on the back burner , but as its going to be nice sunday might take a ride round the block or further on harley  , must get photo  though of me on this little thing , will look like gorrilla on it  ;D  , its actually not as small as it looks ,the motor is clone of honda four stroke 50cc so will give you idea of scale  8)  ,  and i have never got my nuts stuck and definatly never had them rattle ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: kiddthekatt on August 03, 2007, 11:38:27 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D
  The look on that poor guys face was classic!! I have got to show Dave that clip, he will laugh his azz off for sure. Gary that sounds really painful................. 8) ;D 8) and Steve rattling nuts sounds even skeery and more painful, you guys need to watch those motorcycles, they goona bite you ;D
Headed back to the hospital, going to watch a movie with Big Dave tonight( he took 6 steps today, using one of those half walker things, YIIIPPPPPEEEEE!!!!!!


Angel
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on August 04, 2007, 06:46:42 AM
hi angel , pukka news , 6 steps  will soon be 66  ,tell him we are all proud  ;D  ,
Can you beleive they banned that particular advert on uk tv as they beleived  it was violent  ???
, i think we should be mindfull of others problems as a group aswell especially those with loose nuts  ;D- steve
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: shortyclairebear on August 04, 2007, 08:06:10 AM
IF I REMEMBER RIGHT THEY CHANGED THAT TANGO ADVERT FROM THE BLOKE SLAPPING PEOPLE TO THE BLOKE SHOUTING "ORANGES" AT EVERYONE,THEY THEN COMPLAINED THAT IT COULD DAMAGE PEOPLES EARS!!
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on August 10, 2007, 11:16:40 PM
Steve, i sent you an email, can you help?

Gary
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on September 17, 2007, 05:28:20 PM
Hi all , just had word from my surgeons secretary and we have sorted date for revision surgury , DEC 7TH , could have been earlier but i need to get a holiday in before it happens , also its a quiet time for us at work by then , And if it all goes belly up again i have never had hospital turkey LOL , so i am up for same knee revision number 4 , second tkr and this one is solid hinged rotating joint , i have asked this time if they can put in a zipper instead of stitches so as to save  time next time  ;D  Steve
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on September 17, 2007, 07:34:08 PM
Brilliant news Steve, hope it sorts it out this time.

Gary
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on September 17, 2007, 07:39:54 PM
hey good news steve - i sent you an email with 20 thousand questions ;D

but you answered most of them!
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: kiddthekatt on September 18, 2007, 07:53:53 PM
Hi Steve;
  Congrats on getting a surgery date. That zipper idea sounds like a plan, if you don't mind, think I'll suggest the same thing to my new OS. I go in on the 22nd of Oct. Third surgery this year and I have gone from a partial that was suppose to be very simple to a total, and the new OS really doesn't know how much damage I have to my knee at this point, but he told me that it had been butchered. I know it hurts like 8 kinds of hell, and that spacer really doesn't look that good lodged in the medial side of that knee. I'll keep my prayers headed your way. You've been through enough, and it's time for this knee crap to give you a break. Try and take care of yourself until then. Big Dave says to say Hey, and he'll be thinking of you when you go back to surgery.  ;D ;D ;D He drove himself to his office today. My knees were screaming way too loud to even think about driving, and puff!! there he went. I am so proud of him. Take care of you.

Angel  XX
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on September 19, 2007, 06:48:37 PM
angel / dave driving -wow thats fanastic news so soon , wataguy m8 , top banana ! 8)
i will be thinking of you big style next month sure hope they sort it out this time ,
mine should be pretty straighht forward this time ( fingers crossed ) the hinge type prostesis they are fitting should be pretty fool proof ,obviously not as mobile as the standard jobby but i keep on breaking them  ;D
thanks to every one for there support as usual and special thanks to my special cyber m8's  ( you all know who you are )   steve  8)
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on October 22, 2007, 07:35:37 PM
Hiya Steve,
               Not long to go now is it, is everything still on track for Dec 7th? How has your knee been, have you been able to ride your bike?

Gary
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on October 24, 2007, 07:01:18 AM
hiya m8 , knees been pretty good pain wise but it lets loose all the time , my problem at the moment has been this shoulder problem i have , been on the tabs for about 3 weeks but seems no better , not been out on bike at all , sad i missed bike show but jst coudnt manage drive m8  hope you had a good time , any news on your mate ?-steve
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on October 24, 2007, 09:14:06 PM
This site should be renamed knee and shoulder geeks!! - seems like bad shoulders go hand in hand with bad knees! - what have you done?
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on October 24, 2007, 10:01:00 PM
apparantly i got gout  caused by high uric acid levels ;D  this combined with over use of the crutches i guess on my one good arm ,  :'(
but hopefully come december all will be lovelly  ;D 
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on October 25, 2007, 08:08:58 PM
Aint we all a mess ;D My mate Roy is on the mend now and should be out of hospital tomorrow. My Dad had his skin graft the other day but is causing mayhem in the hospital wanting to go home, the only trouble is that if they allow him home it will undo all the good work they have done, they want to keep him in til next Tues.
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on October 25, 2007, 09:35:42 PM
i had alot of skin grafts after my school accident , you have to be super carefull of infections and keeping the graft still till it takes or it just wrinkes up and the skin dies ,  :-[  tell him to stay put ,  >:(   perhap promise a few pole dancers in the ward as a bribe  ;D   glad roy is on the mend again m8 -sws
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: kiddthekatt on November 01, 2007, 11:41:50 AM
Hi Steve;
  How are you feeling? Counting the days along with you, and praying that this upcoming surgery does the trick, I know I don't want to go through this knee surgery crap again. This has been a horrible experience. Oh my what a pain it is. Take care of you.

Hugs Angel
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on November 04, 2007, 02:16:21 PM
Hi angel , good to hear from you , hope you &  big d are keeping well  ;D  , I am a little apprehensive about the next surgery as this one is going to be difficult i think :-\ but i am confident this  o/s nows his stuff this time ,hugs back steve
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on November 04, 2007, 02:57:22 PM
Hiya Steve,
               When you go in on the Friday will they operate on the Saturday? if so should i bring the booze on Sunday? i'ts better than morphine ;D ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on November 04, 2007, 07:01:11 PM
luvly jubbly m8  ;D  , i plan to lay off the morphine this time as much as possible as it screws me up and it took me ages to get off it last time , wonder if i can get smirnoff on prescription  ;D and do they do it in drip bags  ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on November 04, 2007, 07:09:44 PM
Well i have a bottle of blue label i could sneak in ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on November 04, 2007, 07:55:17 PM
hold you to that m8  ;D  hows roy doin ?
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on November 04, 2007, 08:01:05 PM
 have not spoken to him since i saw him, will be phoning him tomorrow.
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: kiddthekatt on November 06, 2007, 01:34:05 PM
Hi Steve;
   Well, I have good news this morning.  ;D ;D I went to the OS yesterday and he finally realized how much pain I was in. He gave me a script for Lidoderm patches, percs and Ambien CR. I slept a whole 7 hours last night, and woke up without the knee screaming this morning. What a relief to finally be able to say that I might make it this time. I send you my prayers for a good surgery come Dec,  and that you finally get the relief you desperately need. Big Dave is doing so good now. You know, he's been my inspiration through out this knee mess. After all that he has gone through, he's never lost his way. He told me to tell you to hang in there, that things will change and go your way this time. If I wasn't afraid to get caught and go to jail for a long time, ??? ??? ??? I would send you a great big bottle of Tequilla, worm and all. If it don't kill ya, it'll heal ya. Take care my friend.

Hugs xx
Angel
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on November 09, 2007, 07:13:37 PM
hi all . well i am into the 4 week count down till surgery ,hope theres no hick ups ,  :-\
angel sooh pleased you got your meds sorted , bloody doctors think they alway know it all  ;D
hows the rest of the family doin ? give them my best wishes , think the tequilla is a nice idea ,
last time i smuggled in hospital a bottle of bacardi pre mixed into coke bottles ,wonder if i should take some
lemon slices & a ice bucket this time  ;D  -steve
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: kiddthekatt on November 10, 2007, 02:18:30 AM


Hi Steve;
  The family is doing great, Big Dave says hi to ya and he wishes you good luck come surgery time. 4 weeks will pass prety fast, and then you can get started with your new life. These damn knees just take over. It's been touch and go today. The pain hasn't been real bad, but it feels deep in the bone tonight. I'm about to call it a night and just get the dang thing iced and elevated, I'm tired of messing with it tonight. Take care of you and have a safe weekend.

Hugs to ya
Angel
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on November 21, 2007, 09:42:31 PM
hi all  , been to hospital today for pre op checks all ok i think  ;D , just msra screening test result to wait for but no problem there i think , so  looks like all systems go for the 7th dec fingers crossed  8) , steve 
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: kiddthekatt on November 21, 2007, 11:30:29 PM
Steve;
  Know that Dave and I are both here and sending deep thoughts and prayers your way.

Angel
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on November 22, 2007, 07:11:42 PM
hi angel ,thanks for that  it means alot to me , hows the weather over there ? its pi$$ing down rain  here, but hoping to go fishing on saturday , going fly fishing to catch myself a huge rainbow trout for dinner  ;D but of course i could be going hungry  ;D  hugs steve
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on November 22, 2007, 08:05:39 PM
Hiya Steve,
               Glad all went well. You will be in good hands in that hospital.

    All the best
    Gary
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: kiddthekatt on November 22, 2007, 08:46:47 PM
Hi Steve;
   Well, did you go hungry or were you able to fill that tummy with that trout? We had a cold front move in~~~~grrrrrrrr~~~~~ it's down to 53 degrees today. I'm just all in a tizzy today, tomorrow being the day after Thanksgiving, all the major stores have "The Day After Thanksgiving Sale". Haven't mised 1 in 15 years, and this year, I can't go. I'm back on both crutches today, I can barely stand to put weight on my op leg at all. I've gotten the toe of my house slipper caught twice in the last 2 days and my knee is horrible right now. I can feel the scar tissue under the skin all over my knee and I can not bend it to break it up. I'm going to call the OS tomorrow and see if I can get in early and maybe he can get the MUA scheduled earlier. This knee is no good the way it is and somethings got to be done. Take care and hugs to a dear friend across the pond.XXXXXXX

Angel
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on November 25, 2007, 10:29:01 AM
hi angel , no did not go hungry , got 2 rainbow fairly quickly that was good as it was freezing cold , have yoy tried sitting on a high chair with your leg swinging as its a good was to stretch the quads esp across the knee , i had lotsa scar tissue as they had opened  up my knee 3 times same place , worked for me , hugs to all steve , p.s please send me your addy on pm as  cant find old em with it on 
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on December 01, 2007, 05:22:20 PM
Less than a week to go now  ;D  fourth time lucky i hope  :P
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: kiddthekatt on December 01, 2007, 06:39:07 PM
Steve;
  Keeping all my fingers crossed and sending prayers your way, are you going to have your laptop with you?

Angel
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on December 05, 2007, 08:19:52 PM
Steve GOOD LUCK tomorrow!

hope you have your mob or lappy with ya - otherwise will have to wait for Gary to get back to us

ps - the vodka is banned! Behave

Take care mate

anj
x
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on December 05, 2007, 10:05:17 PM
VODKA BANNED... ;D No way, he needs that for the operation.

Good luck mate, you are in good hands. I have had 4 knee ops there and i think they are the best.

Gary
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on December 05, 2007, 10:11:46 PM
Thats ok ange i am taking bacardi & coke and going to use my cryo cuff pot to cool them down LOL
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: kiddthekatt on December 06, 2007, 02:06:33 AM
Hi Steve;
  Never thought of that, but with as many meds as I'm taking right now, I would have probably over-dosed or something and would have gotten caught. ;D ;D ;D
Here's sending you many hugs and many prayers my friend. Keep that wonderful spirit inside you, and you'll do just fine.
   Well; I go in Monday for a nerve block in my op leg. My pain management doctor ran some tests and we're going to see if this will help stop this agonizing pain. If not stop it maybe help settle it down. I'm tired of taking all of these damn pills just to function.
  Good luck Steve, my thoughts will be with you when you get this brand new knee.

XXXXX
Angel
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on December 06, 2007, 10:38:11 PM
Good luck Steve
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on December 06, 2007, 10:39:16 PM
hi all . last post before the big day  :-[, not taking my laptop this time but will keep you posted via texts to gazza and ange , been down the pub for a bit of grub and dutch courage hada bottle of pinot only  ;D as the way i feel i would be inda hospital half cut , Angel hope monday goes well and you get some  releif , hugs to all my friends - steve  
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on December 06, 2007, 10:43:04 PM
What time do you have to ne there?
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: kiddthekatt on December 07, 2007, 03:19:06 AM
Steve;
  Good luck to you tomorrow, hugs comin your way

XXXXXX
Angel
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on December 08, 2007, 06:42:40 PM
Hiya,
      A bright and bubbly Steve just rang me and ordered the dancing girls and booze ;D
   
He said that they were very efficiant and that the operation had gone well. he should be allowed out of bed tomorrow (sunday) then can start walking and this time the knee should be stable. They had put a large joint in, he said it was about 9" long with the pins etc. He has an epidural in at the moment but he says the knee is very sore. Overall he is very pleased.
 Will be going to see him either tomorrow or Monday and will keep you informed.

Gary
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on December 08, 2007, 07:31:43 PM
Yay good news!
okay girls lets get round there! had loads of dancing practice last night ;D

Thanks for the update Gary ! and don't give him the booze - it is evil stuff - my head can confirm this!
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on December 10, 2007, 05:21:31 PM
Saw Steve today in hospital and was looking very well. He is off the epidural and on Tramadol and is happy that there is very little pain. He has no bruising at all. His ROM is pretty good and is expected to come out of hospital on wednesday. He is even talking about going straight back to work, hows that for confidence!!!

He will post more when he comes out, he sends everyone his best.

Gary
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: kiddthekatt on December 10, 2007, 06:40:12 PM
Gary;
   Thank you for the update on Steve, sure was nice to hear that he might finally beat this. He has gone through enough and now it's time for him to be able to do as he dang well pleases. Steve;
    You sound like you are fveeli ng pretty damn good wanting to get out of the hospital and go to work, why not enjoy a few days of very little pain and then go back gung ho!!You deserve that much at least now don't cha?? I am so happy that you are feeling better about this surgery, mine and Dave
s prayers are with you Big Guy, hugs are comin across tjhe pond at ya ......................

XXXXXXXXX
Angel
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on December 10, 2007, 10:18:56 PM
Thanks Gary!  ;D bet ya didn't give him my hug!!

hi Angel ;D

Look forward to you posting again steve!

hugs anj
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on December 12, 2007, 03:14:27 PM
Spoke to Steve this morning. He was having problems with the knee swelling and was in a lot of pain. He was waiting for the pain management team to see him. He does not think he will be discharged today.

Will keep you posted.

Gary
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: kiddthekatt on December 12, 2007, 06:47:01 PM
Gary;
   Thanks Gary for the update, poor Steve :'( :'( :'(, I hope it's something that can be fixed real easy. There's something about having too many surgeries on 1 knee and then having that knee not want to work, I'm going through the same thing right now. Please let us know as soon as you find out. Thanks again Gary.

Angel
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on December 14, 2007, 04:08:59 PM
The meds are working now but the swelling is still there. Good news is that he is going home tomorrow (saturday) So i will leave Steve to tell all.

Good luck to you mate, don't suppose you will be out on the bike this weekend? ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on December 14, 2007, 07:04:31 PM
YAY !!!

(http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:Q4fPYAy1B6eG9M:http://www.things-to-say.com/e-cards/ecards-graphics/welcome-home/picture.jpg)look Steve I found Gary outside your house !
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: kiddthekatt on December 15, 2007, 01:33:01 AM
 ;D ;D ;D anja, I needed a good laugh tonight, thank you. Welcome home Steve, and hope you are doing better.

Hugs to ya!!
XXX
Angel
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on December 15, 2007, 08:18:04 AM
(http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:-IKERYm5VZKh7M:http://www.fabulouswallpaper.com/wallpaper/Keep_smiling_free_animated_desktop_wallpaper.jpg)

Keep smiling Angel - give a hug to Bid Dave as well! Take good care of each other!

Big hugs
Anj

okay one for you too steve!!
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on December 15, 2007, 08:10:42 PM
hi all  ;D
i escaped this morning . all went very well i think , the knee is now totally stable , unlike the previous three attemps by my local hospital , after being refered to the royal national orthopedic hospital stanmore  they have done me
proud . there is alot of swelling to go down and i had a bit of trouble with pain control but that is sorted , they scrapped my usual pain cocktail and plumped for oxycontin topped up with oxynorm and that works great , the joint the were forced to fit was a smile hinged rotating joint  http://www.stanmoreimplants.com/product_15b.php

big joint at about 14 inches long but seems to work well just a bit strange as on extension you hit a stop , but i even now have 100degrees flexion and the stop is set at 120 degrees so a bit to aim for but after just over a week i am chuffed to bits  ;D,
i said to the physio yesterdaywether i would be able to ride my bike ok she said there would be know trouble and if i liked i could go to the gym and try theres out , i was stunned , and said to her this was a wonderfull hospital and that a harley in the gym aswell was heaven , She did not talk again  8)
thanks for all the kind wishes m8's ,gary you are a diamond geezer,hugs to all steve
p's anje dont tell anybody i think i got my hug from gazzer from you but it might have been a drug induced experiance  ;D ;D ;D   
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on December 15, 2007, 09:24:31 PM
(http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:o_RilcLwA7oBKM:http://www.balloonzunlimited.com/images/bigsmile01.jpg)
Hey Steve - Really great to see you back here and so much better! - wow that is an amazing piece of kit in that knee now! couldnt be anything but stable - its mearly as long as your leg!


Gary swear blind that he didn't hug ya - think he doth protest his innocence too much !! ;)

Now you take good care of yourself - no my bike riding yet - no matter what the pensioner says !!

Big hugs
Anj
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on December 16, 2007, 12:03:51 AM
Hiya Steve,
               Must be great to be home. I told you they were a good hospital, just so pleased they sorted you out and can have a better quality of life. Don't rush things and enjoy tour new knee.

By the way.... you promised not to say anything about the hug :-[ :-[

Have a Merry Xmas

Gary
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: kiddthekatt on December 16, 2007, 08:53:42 AM
Steve;
   Welcome home big guy, glad to hear that you feel so good after this surgery. That is some unit they put your leg!! WoW! And wanted to tell you I had a chocolate fix tonight before going to bed, and low and behold, I got all wired up ;D ;D Hey, a hug is a hug as long at it came from a frind......... ;D Good luck to you and let us know how you re getting along.

XXXXXX
Angel
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on December 16, 2007, 04:54:23 PM
Absolutely Angel !`


hee hee I knew you would Gary !

So Steve - how is it back home? Pain levels bearable? expect you will be out christmas shopping later in the week!
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on December 16, 2007, 05:51:05 PM
Hiya Steve,
               How was your first night home, did you sleep ok?

            Gary
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on December 16, 2007, 07:41:00 PM
hi ,sllept well till 10am , pain is fine but swelling is still bad , been keeping leg up today , going into work tommorrow , but will sit in reception on sofa as much as possible , going to doctors surgery weds to get staples out should ease things even more ;D    but all in  all things are great , and a special xmas present  ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: shortyclairebear on December 16, 2007, 07:42:58 PM
hey steve!
i have not been about much lately but am glad the op went well!
i have alot of catching up to do!!
glad you are okay,take it easy!
claire x
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on December 16, 2007, 07:46:31 PM
Back to work tomorrow, blimey mate you watch that swelling.

Going to Lincs this weekend my mate just bought a nice BMW R100, very nice.

You take care

Gary
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on December 16, 2007, 08:12:48 PM
Can I just have it recorded officially that you are a NUTTER - Please take care as you do not want to get it infected!!
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: kiddthekatt on December 16, 2007, 11:06:02 PM
Ok Steve;  You asked for this, I was so hoping that you would take it easy, but since you've decide to be Steve, I warn you, this is not pretty...... ;D
GO GET HIM BOY!!
 ;D
XXX
Angel

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u62/kiddthekatt/killer.jpg)
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on December 18, 2007, 05:02:16 PM
good one Angel!

STEVE !!! where are you - I will hound you with txt msgs if ya don't do welfare reports !!!

hugs
anj x
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on December 18, 2007, 06:08:03 PM
He is either out on his beloved Harley or laying on his sofa at work bellowing out orders ;D

Hope you are ok Steve.

Gary
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: kiddthekatt on December 18, 2007, 09:03:33 PM
 :( Ut oh, maybe Killer got him, Steve, I tried to call him off, I swear I did, ;D

Angel
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on December 18, 2007, 09:13:00 PM
maybe it was Gary in his tutu that scared him off!
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on December 18, 2007, 10:38:51 PM
hi been to a lodge meeting tonight , layed off the sherbert a bit(well only had 1 bottle of white ;D)  , leg is swollen  up like a tree trunk  redhot . going to quacks in morning ,   steve
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on December 19, 2007, 08:06:34 PM
hi peeps . been to doctors he thinks i have a infection in wound (oh fCUK) , he has started me on penacylin and has taken culture swab  :-[ :-[ fingers crossed its ok  ;D  steve
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: kiddthekatt on December 19, 2007, 08:19:45 PM
Steve;
   Bless your heart, when is this all going to end? I will be praying that the antibiotics work really fast. I have to go in for all of that pre-surgery BS again in the morning. EKG, xrays and lab!! Not even 2 months and I am back to the lab. I am sick of this chit. I told the nurse this morning on the phone that she had better pray that all goes well, because if not I was going to cancel the MUA until after Christmas and then think seriously abot the whole thing. I am tired and this has gone past ridiculous.
   Steve, sending hugs to you across the pond,

Angel
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on December 19, 2007, 10:02:57 PM
Oh Mate - what did I say to you just 3 days ago - be careful or you will get an infection !!! Now do as you are told and keep away from mucky places -Like GARAGES !!!!!

Hope you get this under control VERY quickly - take care and keep us updated!

hugs
ange
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on December 21, 2007, 09:20:06 PM
sorry ange  :'( shoulda listened  :-[  been to docs today for him to hava looksee and a clean up and redress . still very red and hot . taking anti biotics , but i feel like crap . still if weather is dry sunday will go for a ride on hog to chear myself up LOL  ;D   (not really)
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on December 21, 2007, 09:31:43 PM
crikey mate - nearly had a pink fit there when I started to read about you on the bike ! old git !

Really hope you feel better soon - enoughs enough !

take care and keep it clean !!

anj
x
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on December 26, 2007, 12:17:33 PM
hi all , hope everyone is having a great xmas , mine has been very dry , no drink allowed as i am on antibiotics , swelling has gone down alot but i am still in alot of pain and the wound is still very red & sore , the local nurse has  removed the staples from unifected part of sucher line but is worried that other half is not healed enoughth to hold itself together but will reveiw that on friday ,i have excellent flexion and i have been working hard on my quads ,so once infection clears up should be oky doky , and once antibiotics course finished i have to catch up on xmas boozing LOL, -steve
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on December 27, 2007, 08:33:33 PM
hi steve!
hope it wasn't too bad without any booze - I made up for you !
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on December 27, 2007, 09:48:37 PM
cheers ange , you make me feel much better knowing you made up for me  ;D off to docs tommorrow to see if they can take rest of staples out and swab wound again as it is still leaking a bit , hope you had a good xmas whatya up to new year . hugs steve
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on December 28, 2007, 06:40:55 PM
Hiya Steve, how did you get on at the doc's.

Gary
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on December 28, 2007, 07:33:44 PM
yeah steve - how DID you get on?

hmm New Years eve - not going anywhere - don't know anyone that is having a party!!! strange year and NO it is not happening at my house! NYD got family party at in laws - hence no party night before - seriously do not need hangover!!

what are you up to - dancing?
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on December 28, 2007, 09:43:14 PM
 hiya , had a few more staples out but wound still oozing at bottom got about 15 left, they took another swab , doc said that bug is a bit nasty but anti bio,s will sort it and he has also extended course to make sure they get it good  ;D
no dancing yet ange but if i was suppose it would be the HOP  ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: kiddthekatt on December 29, 2007, 05:47:02 PM
Steve;
  I am so happy to hear that you are coming along. I'ts been a long road for you, too damn long. Ihope you keep getting better. Me I decided not to have the MUA and accept my kne like it is. It's a long story, but the OS wouldn't take the time to answer my questions ad I refuse to let him force bend my leg to brek up scar tissue. It's not worth the chance of having nerves and tendons damaged more than they are alrady to maybe get the knee better and maybe the scar tissue won't come back. I am happy with my decision and will live with it. So, my friend take care of you and soon you will be doing the hop, but with both legs.

Hugs to you;
XXX
Angel
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on December 30, 2007, 12:01:52 PM
hi angel , from personal experiance i think you have made a wise decision  , i had mua after my arm injury many years ago , it made things worse for me ,time is the best healer and patience the best aid to that , plenty of use will soon loosen it up  ;D  hows my m8 big dave doin ?and the kids ? hugs steve 
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on December 30, 2007, 12:25:01 PM
I had MUA in June on my TKR, i did not make any difference at all, still stuck at 85 degree ROM, I am just pleased it did not make it any worse.

Have you been back to work yet m8?

All the best

Gary
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on December 30, 2007, 03:08:56 PM
had to get back to work straight away . gota telling off from doc and an even bigger one from anje, ;D  but life goes on and whats a leg for if not for walking on  8)  going to physio next week , i rekon flextion is about 100 deg but will get them to measure it , think apart from infection problem i an doin pukka
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on December 30, 2007, 06:46:12 PM
aha confessions of a workaholic!! ;D

Good luck with the physio! - I only had 3 sessions and went to the gym everyday - but then when I had to go back earlier this year I had new exercises never ever given to me before and were so much more effective - so hope you got a good physio!

My knee is about 100 - 110 now strangely - different from week to week.

anyone still get pain in the shin?
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: kiddthekatt on December 30, 2007, 08:42:39 PM


Hi Steve;
  Already gone back to work :-X, I'll not say word, anje will get you....... ;D You know,at first I thought I might have made a mistake in not getting the MUA but the more I hear from the folks here, the more I know I made the right decision. Big Dave is doing great!! The kids and grandkids too. I got all kinds of goodies for Christmas, ohhhhhhhh la la, hot dog!! Even got some bling from Big Dave. I go see my pain doc on the 2nd and will have another nerve pain block on the 7th.
   Take care of you Steve. How is the family?? I hope the new year brings you good health and wealth. Hugs to you.


XXX
Angel
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on December 30, 2007, 09:29:40 PM
Angel - trust me I am watching him - he is not too far away from me !
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on December 31, 2007, 09:24:39 PM
Hi Steve, Happy New Year. How are you doing?

Gary
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on December 31, 2007, 09:29:49 PM
Yeah - Happy New Year Steve! gotta be better this time!
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on December 31, 2007, 10:41:41 PM
happy new year to everbody  ;D i am doin ok i think ,but i have had to hit the painkillers , on oxycontin & oxynorn coktail , leg has swollen up again but the oozin has all but stopped but i am in alot of pain for some reason especially my kneecap  ??? :-[
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on December 31, 2007, 11:46:34 PM
ooh ouch - sorry you are in pain ! suppose a drink is not out of the question though!!

On the Taylors now ! ;D

Happy New Year!
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: kiddthekatt on January 01, 2008, 12:45:22 PM
Happy New Year Steve and all!! Sorry to hear you are back on the meds cocktail Steve, heck, I wouldn't know what to do without my cocktail of meds. Bad thing about the whole thing is, I'm not taking them because of the knee, it's that damnable nerve pain that is trying to take me out now. Take care of you Steve, and I hope the new year brings you some very much deserved relief.


XXX
Angel
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on January 02, 2008, 09:47:35 PM
hi all , well , went to docs today and nurse has removed ALL the rest of the  staples , yipee , but now  leg is leaking like a sieve ???, i have redressed wound 3 times since this morning ,hopefully it will dry up by the morning, will keep it up high tonight in bed so sould help , pain meds seem to be doing the trick as i had a can of beer tonight now i am floating ;D LOL , 
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on January 02, 2008, 10:04:53 PM
Hiya Steve,
               Glad you had all the staples out now. Why is it leaking? Mind you, the beer will help the recovery ;D ;D

All the best mate

Gary
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: kiddthekatt on January 06, 2008, 04:21:18 PM
Hi Steve;
   Where are you my friend? You've been too quiet ans I am beginning to get a little worried. Is the leg emproving at all? Are you feeling any better? Just a word or two to less us know that you are ok.

hugs to you
XXXX
Angel
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on January 06, 2008, 07:14:23 PM
hi all , been laid up on the sofa for a few days ,in alot of pain but meds are helping alot , gota bit of trouble with a part  of the wound not healing well , going to give it a few more days then will go to docs , steve
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on January 06, 2008, 08:09:46 PM
Hi Steve

time for straight talking mate - it has been a month since your op and the incision has not healed and you are in a lot of pain - enough to ground you - forget the gp and get back to the OS - give his secretary a ring - you cant leave this until your 6 week check - please tell me you will do this - really worried about this.

hugs
anj
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: kiddthekatt on January 06, 2008, 09:56:08 PM
Geez;
   I went back and reread my last post, and you can sure tell my meds were working. Steve, you need to call the OS, you might still have some infection in that knee, please don't wait too long, call them asap and get them to check that knee. Please do that Steve, take care of you.

hugs
XXX
Angel
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on January 08, 2008, 04:51:42 PM
Hi Steve,
            How you doing and have you been back to the docs yet?

Gary
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: kiddthekatt on January 09, 2008, 11:10:52 AM


Gary, anj;
   Have you two heard from or have you seen Steve? I'm sure worried about him. Big  Dave also, he's asked me several times if I've heard how he is doing. Please let me know, I would surely appreciate it.


XX
Angel
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on January 09, 2008, 02:06:07 PM
Hiya Angel,
              He has been back to docs and they have changed meds for the infection, it has nearly cleared up. He should be seeing OS soon.

 You know what he is like, probably out on his Harley.... lucky boy ;D

Gary
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on January 09, 2008, 08:19:27 PM
ah was just about to paste the reply he sent but have deleted it already! duh too efficient!
but  what Gary says is it - I will email him and get him to make an appearance !

anj
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on January 09, 2008, 08:37:17 PM
hiya all , been taking up the good advise i have been given on more than 1 occasion and keeping my feet up , wound has stopped leaking gunge and has started to dry up nicelly  ;D, going to physios tommorrow and see what they have to say , unless the sun comes out in which case i will get the hog out  LOL ;D ;D 8)
Sorry i have not posted lately ,i thought i had but either the booze or the painmed probally played tricks with my mind  :o :o
still got good flexion & extention ,still got lotsa pain , it hurts on the inside edge of my kneecap & on the top of my tibia , swelling is good now ive had my feet up (yer i know ange you were right again  ::))  , just bought myself  real cool pair of oakley thump shades , really do look like Dog the bounty hunter now  ;D  hugs too all (inc gazzer :P) steve
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on January 09, 2008, 08:51:42 PM
yay Steves back !

Thanks mate  ;D

hey Gary - you ? - well ya know what I am gonna say ...............................
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on March 15, 2008, 06:57:56 AM
hi all . things have not gone well these few months , the joint is not stable and lets loose at the most in oppertune times normall when i am walking LOL .
MY leg is also crooked and looks like i have ricketts and my knee  cap miss tracks
iam going to see consultant again next month , could have been earlier but to be honest i am so stressed out with all this i need time before they tell me i need more surgury if you know what i mean -steve   
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: kiddthekatt on March 15, 2008, 10:23:46 AM
Steve;
  Hello my friend, I have been worried about you. I've been thinking a lot about you lately, and wondering how you were holding up. How does the brace seem to be doing in regards to helping with the pain? I have tried just about everything possible to lesson the pain until I get to the doctor this Monday, but right now nothing seems to give me any relief except for my good old pain drugs. I bought a tens unit, it has helped some, but not enough yet to really give me a break away from it all. Still going to work with it and see.
   Steve, did the doctor give you any idea what he was going to have to do? I hate that you are having to go through this yet again. You have had enough to last you a lifetime, and time for things to start going good for you. My son told me to tell you that he and his Harley friends are all thinking of you and hoping for the best. Dave also sends his regards.
   I understand fuly what you say about being totally stressed out and sick of surgeries. I know that I am probably looking at another one myself, that is if this new OS takes me on. It's been really difficult trying to find an OS to even touch me, much less do anything, seems they don't want to bother with another OSs mess. I have an appointment at Baylor College of Orthopedic Surgery here in Houston Monday at 9 am, keep your fingers crossed for me. This OS specializes in failed TKRs and revisions, hopefuly he can help me. There's got to be something someone can do.
   Are your pain meds keeping you comfotable enough until you go back? I have a wonderful cocktail I take 3 times a day, it might not be in a glass, but it's one of the best cocktails I've ever had. ;D ;D 8)
   Take care Big Guy, let me know once in a while how you are ok??
   I was going to tell you how smart my oldest son's mouth is. ;D I was telling him about this stupid woman in Walmart that refused to let me pass while I was trying my damndest not to run over a display in one of their little rattling 3 wheeled carts. I said pardon me 3 times and all she did was glare over at me. I finally got off that damn cart and pushed her basket out of the way. She thought that she was going to get huffy with me and I stopped her flat. I told her that I didn't think that she had ever had her butt kicked by a handicapped person, but it was about to happen. Of course those aren't quite the words I used but you get the general idea. ;D ;D Well, she grabbed her basket and away she huffed. My son was telling all of his buddies that his old lady was going around challenging  other little old ladies to a one legged butt kicking contest. I laughed so hard, but he wasn't far from the truth, that woman upset me, oh she made me angry. People are just plain rude anymore. Take care of you Steve, and tell Josey hello from Dave and me.


Hug to you;
XXX
Angel
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on March 16, 2008, 05:31:14 AM
hi angel . i couldn,t get on wearing a brace again so i wasted my money there  , seems that the surgury will be a two pronged asssult , #1 will be to replace on half of the prostesis to straighten up the leg ,#2 to try and repair the quad damage , i have been working hard to strenghen the quad but the knee cap still sits to oneside ,  ???,quess they will have to look a that when they are in there , yet again though my poor old knee has healed up really well and my flexion is excellent , this is all such a shame ,
still enough of me  ;D  i will be keeping everything i have crossed on monday for you ,praying you get a good response this time ,
as for you wanting a punch up in the supmarket girl welll .............................. good on you , perhaps you need to take a stungun and a hickystick with you next time  ;D
my best to the guy.s & josey sends her love -sws
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: kiddthekatt on March 21, 2008, 10:59:53 PM
Hi Steve;
   Just checking in to see how you are. Sorry I haven't emiailed you sooner, but I've had a lot of heavy chit to get staight in my head. I'll email you after Easter and fill you in ok?? Scott my oldest son and his family  got here a little while ago and he gave me some photos to send to you. He said that this girls name is of course
" Lady Marie". I have to agree it is a beautiful motorcycle. He changed the chain and put on belts, he said that you would know what he's talking about.
   Take care my friend.


XXX
Angel

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u62/kiddthekatt/harley.jpg)

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u62/kiddthekatt/ey1.jpg)

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u62/kiddthekatt/harley3.jpg)
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on March 22, 2008, 06:01:55 PM
hi angel . i am ok thanks , pass my regards on to scott and tell him "COOL HOG M8 " nice paint , would like some stuff like that on mine , got my bike a bit quicker last week by fitting a dynojet kit to the carburretor , and added a few extra bits of chrome , us boys and our toy's eh angel LOL , Have a good holiday and we will speak soon HUGS STEVE
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: kiddthekatt on March 23, 2008, 11:32:02 AM
Hi Steve;
   Yes you boys and your toys. I swear, I thought that he was happy and motorcycle full when he had bought the last one, but he says that the guy working for him was in dire need of some money and he sold this one to Scott for a little of nothing. He tod me he was very happy with the cost of this motorcycle and that he had made a good deal.  ::)
   How are you Steve? Hope you are feeling better, me, well, I'l email you and let you know what my new os had to say, but I was surprised, more hurt and dis-illusioned. And knowing that I have to make a lot of lifestyle changes really didn't set well, but what do I do? Exactly. Take care big guy, and we'll chat later.

XXX
Angel
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on April 20, 2008, 10:08:46 PM
hi all , i am off to see surgeon monday  to see whats to do next  ???
knee joint is very noisey  :-\ think because of misalignment is causing joint to fail yet again  :'(
i have been working hard to try and build up quads usual but still have  trouble keeping upright
and before some people start NO its not booze related  ;D . hugs to all (excluding gary  as he gets upset
when i hug him LOL)  Steve
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on April 20, 2008, 10:22:19 PM
Its a man thing you know ;D ;D

Hope they sort you out this time mate, you gotta have some good luck some time in your life.

I told them they cant touch me until i have done our national rally in May... well the bike comes first ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on April 26, 2008, 07:58:31 PM
I like hugs :P
how did you get on ?

anj
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Gary064 on June 25, 2008, 12:12:45 AM
Hey! lets wish the birthday boy Steve, a Happy 50th Birthday. Heres a couple of pics when we met on tues evening in Surrey.
(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc61/gs3039/StevesBike.jpg)
(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc61/gs3039/BirthdayBoy.jpg)

Have a goodun mate

Gary
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on June 25, 2008, 09:44:58 PM
(http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:921BI_eOKAxozM:http://bp2.blogger.com/_EXmZ0ncvA40/Rs983iVLC2I/AAAAAAAAAAc/Yv-7GJTXsSs/s400/birthday50.jpg)

Happy Birthday Steve !  xx
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on January 01, 2009, 08:22:23 PM
hi all HAPPY NEW YEAR  ;D
not posted for a while but have visited kg regulary.
my latest knee joint is now a year old and still working ,not aswell as i had hoped but
at least gets me about ,
i cannot walk more than 10-15  mtrs in one go without it giving out on me   :-\
which is compounded by my other knee going bad now ,the doc warned me that
it would not last long but really not up for surgury this time  >:(
Hope i can get it to last longer by support aids
best wishes to all -l&k Steve
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on October 31, 2010, 02:29:21 PM
HI ALL / Just a update on my smiles (STANMORE MODULAR INDIVIDUALISED LOWER EXTREMITY SYSTEM ) joint , fitted by the royal orthopedic hospital at Stanmore , all in all this has been very succesfull job ,still some pain now and them but not too bad , and to anyone with real serious joint or ligament damage or multiple revisions like mine this could be the answer for you , "worked for me "  ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on October 31, 2010, 08:27:47 PM
Steve, when exactly did you have that one done, as your last post was jan 09 !!! That wasn't that surgery was it?



:D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on November 01, 2010, 12:06:57 AM
december 2007 ange , its three years old this year  8)
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on November 03, 2010, 07:36:36 PM
oh right .......... must have lost the plot there.

Glad it's good though :) x
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: KIMZ711 on February 18, 2011, 12:19:28 AM
I actually had a good surgeon but he didn't believe me when I kept telling him I was having pain.  I live in Texas and I just had to bear it and take aspirin and Mobic.  After two years my doctor kept telling me everything was fine.  I kept having PAIN.  Everyone else that had their knee replaced this far out said theirs went great.  I thought "You know what, it must be me and I must be crazy." I was getting neurotic.   My husband was dying with cancer and I had the knee replaced so I could continue his care but it just kept hurting and hurting.   I saw three other surgeons who took Xrays and said it was loose and I needed another replacement.  I just wasnt sure I was ready to jump back up on the table within two years based on an xray.  Finally my children insisted I get on an airplane and go see a surgeon they trusted who ordered a bone scan that definitively showed the Oxford partial knee WAS LOOSE and needed to be replaced.  There was a tremendous amount of new arthritis that had developed around the prosthesis over the two year period.  The surgeon said he was able to just lift the tibial componenet right off the tibia it was so loose.
I wanted to ask the original surgeon why he was so sure I was fine and that the knee was fine.  My new surgeon said "If he told you that it was because the reps who make the prosthesis were telling him that."  It isn't about patient care in the end.  It is about making money.  Don't ever forget that when you are a patient.  The bill for my second surgery was over 90,000.
My total knee replacement feels so much better than the partial and I am only 12 days out of surgery.  I am using a cane outside and nothing to walk inside the house.  My therapist is also pleased with my progress.
KIMZ
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on September 13, 2011, 10:07:29 PM
hi all , been a long time since i last posted , new knee is still great ,it has settled down  really well .
it is due for its MOT in December ,  ;D
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: UK Girl ! on September 18, 2011, 10:12:03 PM
hey Steve thats really good news !

good luck x
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: freeasabird on November 06, 2011, 11:09:32 PM
after having an oxford partial replacement I finally convinced a doctor something was wrong ! 1 it was wrong size 2 it was very loose needless to say i now am recovering from a total knee replacement  also found out the oxford was generic for men or women some doctors think thats not a good thing because women are NOT the same ....just a comment about the oxford......
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on November 17, 2011, 10:49:48 PM
hi , sorry to hear about your simular problems  :'(, are  you are getting on better with your tkr ? atb steve
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: Celle on November 18, 2011, 10:03:38 AM
hi all ,i am a newbie on this forum and i have a bit of a problem . i had a partial left knee joint replacement 10 months ago , i was in a car yesterday and went to push the seat back , next thing i know i am in searing pain in my knee and it locked at about 60 degrees , i opened car door and crawled out on hands and good knee ,evetually got myself up then knee straightend but still in agony
Next thing trip to hospital and x ray , the plastic spacer has fallen out or broken and the joint has collapsted
( the plastic bit showing up with the marker pin at back of joint ),
so seems i am up for surgery again and if joint is not salvagable then revision the full joint is there only option so the surgeon tells me , is this a common problem and what could cause it ? , up till this episode apart from a bit of pain and a knotchey feeling in joint ,no other problems 

OMG!  Until I found this forum, I thought I was the only one!  I'm glad it all worked out OK for you in the end T-Bucket.  Hope my journey is not so complicated!

My story starts out very like yours.  I had and Oxford PKR 11 years ago and it gave me 11 good years.  I almost forgot that I had it.

But, in mid-September, I was walking faster than usual (Stupid of me - there was no need to hurry) and suddenly, as I straightened my leg, Bang! Crack! Huge pain and I suddenly could not walk at all.  We were on holiday in Canada, and at first I thought  rest, ice, elevation, take pain killers and see what it is like tomorrow.

The next day it was marginally better, but I could only walk by leaning heavily on a stick one side and my husband the other side.  So, off we went to sample the Canadian Emergency Services.  9 hours later (at 12:30 in the morning) and $700 Canadian dollars poorer, I finally had an X-ray, which the House Surgeon could not interpret.  He sold me a pair of crutches, and told me not to bear any weight on my injured leg, and to return in the morning, for an orthopaedic consultation.

We waited a further 3 hours the following day, only to be told by the orthopaedist that he wasn't sure what had happened, I could continue my journey (still on crutches) and see my own specialist when I got home.

A month later, I got to see my own specialist.  He looked at the X-Ray and immediately told me that the spacer had gone, and that part of it was wedged at the back of the knee, while another part was probably lodged at the front.  He has scheduled me for a revision to a Total Knee Replacement on 9th December.  He won't try to put a new spacer in the old prosthesis because it is 11 years old and because I have been putting some weight on the knee since the spacer jumped out. I can feel and hear metal grating on metal, so the metal is probably damaged, too.

I'm apprehensive about the surgery, but I am getting pretty fed up with the knee as it is now.  I have been on crutches for 8 weeks now.  The bits of spacer occasionally jam up my knee again, so that it locks, either straight, or half bent. Sometimes this happens in the night, while I am sleeping, and I wake up  in agony.  Each time this happens, I can't even bear to put my foot on the ground and I am crying out with the pain until the spacer moves again, which makes me scream.  I can feel the exact moment that it clunks out again.

I know that a revision TKR will be tougher than the original operation to put the Oxford in place.  I'm just hoping that my current experience in working through the pain and in getting around on crutches will help me after the TKR.



Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on August 04, 2013, 11:56:18 PM
hi all just my yearly progress report  :)
my tkr is now 5.5 years old and working great ,but there is allways a but  :'(
my other knee is  now wearing out badly so i kneed to get that sorted now  >:(
bl$$dy hell will it ever end but i am much wiser now as to how to deal with it this time  :D
                                               WATCH THIS SPACE LOL
Title: Re: oxford knee failure
Post by: T- Bucket mad on March 24, 2015, 12:03:32 AM
Hi all , not posted recenly , not much to say on the left knee ,since stamore rnos did there magic on it has been great , but unfortunatly now my right knee is shot arthritus has been at work but the plan from my surgeon is a unloader brace . Going for first fitting soon so will keep you posted