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Oxford knee problem/Moved to Knee Arthritis
« on: January 04, 2006, 07:15:28 AM »
I've reposrted on the unicompartmental joint replacement forum. Thanks for any input

Hi, I'm new to this group and thought others may be experiencing the same problems.

I have had 2 Oxford "hemis" put in. The inside knee joint was replaced in both knee in 2 operations, 6 months apart. The left knee has been great from day one but the right knee isn't doing at all well.

My right leg is longer than the left and the leg has a deliberate bend to the right much like a hockey stick. On my first visit to the doctor post op I asked about the bent leg and he said that he had to install a thicker spacer (bearing) to take up the slack. As a result I am in intense pain much of the day and have problems sleeping at night as well. The length of the leg and the grotesque bend is causing me extreme back and hip discomfort. Oxycocet is the only thing that will kill the pain but I have limited myself to a maximum of 2 per day.

I am mechanically inclined and can see the only fix is either chopping it out and doing a total or some how shortening the ligaments or tendons and installing a shorter spacer.

I am seeing the surgeon next month but would like to see how others have handled this problem. The surgeon is a very good one and I realize this is a difficult procedure so there is no animosity.
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Re: Oxford knee problem
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2006, 12:19:42 AM »

Hi there, have you checked out the section titled 'Arthritis Dept.' - 'Total Knee Replacement'.  You should be able to find people in that section of the board that might be familar with this problem.
Good luck with your appointment next month.  ~Shade

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