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Offline rveness

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Oxford Knee failures
« on: October 26, 2005, 10:35:17 PM »
I've read somewhere that the only failures with the Oxford Knee were due to infection. I rec'd one (left) in June/04 and was back in for 10 days with a raging infection. The knee has never been right--steady pain, and can't be trusted--can't work not even for prolonged periods around the house.
The surgeon just replaced the poly part claiming it wasn't thick enuff to make a tight joint. That was a month ago and don't see any improve so far.
Any similar problems? I don't know what "they" mean by failure either.
Randy Nova Scotia

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Re: Oxford Knee failures
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2006, 01:40:52 AM »
Sorry to hear your knee is not working out as you hoped. You might be interested in the 'Australian Joint Replacement Registry' which examines the different joint replacements. I don't think the Oxford fared well. This is a long document with over 100 pages including lots of graphs. Very interesting reading for me as I  contemplate a total knee replacement or recippi partial knee replacement.