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Title: problems with knee arthrodesis
Post by: pipsty on July 29, 2008, 02:27:20 PM
Hi I'm new here and would like some advice.  I had a knee athrodesis 2and half years ago due tofailed surgery and a whole heap of problems.  Now , although th ebad pain in my knee has gone I now have a prolapsed disk and stenosis of spine.  Also suffering major neck pain and headaches.  What should I do? ???
Title: Re: problems with knee arthrodesis
Post by: tanyap on July 29, 2008, 03:31:03 PM
Hello and welcome,
I would think the place to start is with your GP, there must be a specialist you can be referred to to try to help you out?
Title: Re: problems with knee arthrodesis
Post by: fischbein on December 27, 2010, 07:05:35 PM
I TRULY FEEL YOUR PAIN.  I HAVE HAD 12 SURGERIES ON MY KNEE INCLUDING A T.K.A THAT HAS FAILED AND PUT IN A TOPIC, ATHRODESIS OR AMPUTATION.

I AM FACING A CHOICE BETWEEN A TWO STAGED REVISION AND ATHRODESIS.  I UNDERSTAND FROM SEVERAL ORTHOPODS AT JOHN HOPKINS THAT ALTHOUGH ATHRODESIS DOES HELP WITH PAIN IN KNEE AREA BACK PAIN IS A MOJOR ISSUE AND VERY COMMON.  IT IS BECAUSE YOUR GATE IS VERY UNNATURAL AND EVERY TIME YOU MOVE TH STIFF LEG YOU ARE PUTTING A STRAIN ON THE LOWER SPINE AND BACK AND IT WILL CAUSE MAJOR PAIN AND ARTHRITIS.
I HAVE BEEN TOLD BY PHYSICAL THERAPISTS THE THE BEST WAY TO DEAL WITH THIS IS THROUGH FAUSET ( CHECK MY SPELLING) INJECTIONS.  IT IS WHERE A PAIN MANAGEMENT DOCTOR INJECTS THE SPACE BETWEEN THE LOWER DISCS WITH A STEROIDAL MEDICATION.  THESE SHOITS GIVE A NEW LIFE TO PATIENTS WITH ALMOST ANY KIND OF LOWER BACK PAIN.  YOU WOULD NEED TO SEE A BOARD CERTIFIED PAIN DOCTOR AS THEY ARE THE BEST EQUIPPED TO DO THE SHOTS. I MYSELF HAD BEEN GIVEN ONE FOR MY BACK PAIN AND IT WAS EXCELLENT.
I HIGHLY SUGGEST IT.  MOST INSURANCE PAYS FOR IT AS DOES MEDICARE.
MAY I ASK YOUR OPINION ON ATHRODESIS VS. GOING DOWN THE ROAD TO SEVERAL RTEVISIONS.  I AM AN ANESTHESIA RISK DUE TO A BRAIN HEMORRHAGE AND WOULD RATHER HAVE JUST ONE SURGERY THAN A TWO STAGE REVISION AND THEN ATHRODESIS IF THE REVISION FAILS AS I THINK IT MIGHT


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