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The WAITING ROOM => GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads) => Topic started by: MyKnee2010 on May 07, 2016, 03:30:42 PM

Title: Fell on replaced knee!!
Post by: MyKnee2010 on May 07, 2016, 03:30:42 PM
Hi,
Two weeks ago, I fell hard on the deck landing on the medial side of my right knee. That knee has a temporary articulated antibiotic spacer in it since it was infected last May. The spacer is temporary but should last for several years.

Since I fell, that knee has been swollen & more painful than usual. I am wondering if I could have damaged it some how? I'm assuming it probably isn't possible to harm a permanent knee implant but maybe because this is a temporary spacer maybe it can be harmed? My OS is 3 hrs away, & one trip usually costs me $100 between co-pay, parking, gas, etc, plus 3 hrs is quite away to drive when you're hurting so bad so I am not in a hurry to make an OS appointment.

Does anyone have any experience with a fall on a replaced knee?    Thanks!!