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Re: oxford knee failure
« Reply #390 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
arthroscopy - 2004 .knee nbg
PKR fitted 09/2005
joint plastic spacer fell out 07/ 2006
repair  joint new spacer 09/06
joint bust Again 09/2006
had tkr 03/07 , now new
tkr condemed' replacement dec/07 
smiles tkr joint

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Re: oxford knee failure
« Reply #391 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?



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1978 - ruptured acl and all cartalidge removed.
several debridements over years
TKR 10TH JULY 2006 http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?topic=28257.0  Aug 07 patellar maltracking - more physio! Still pain - but so much better !
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Re: oxford knee failure
« Reply #392 on: November 01, 2010, 12:06:57 AM »
december 2007 ange , its three years old this year  8)
arthroscopy - 2004 .knee nbg
PKR fitted 09/2005
joint plastic spacer fell out 07/ 2006
repair  joint new spacer 09/06
joint bust Again 09/2006
had tkr 03/07 , now new
tkr condemed' replacement dec/07 
smiles tkr joint

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Re: oxford knee failure
« Reply #393 on: November 03, 2010, 07:36:36 PM »
oh right .......... must have lost the plot there.

Glad it's good though :) x
1978 - ruptured acl and all cartalidge removed.
several debridements over years
TKR 10TH JULY 2006 http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?topic=28257.0  Aug 07 patellar maltracking - more physio! Still pain - but so much better !
BIOMET AGC  TKR  (with 10 yr warranty !)

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Re: oxford knee failure
« Reply #394 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

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Re: oxford knee failure
« Reply #395 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
arthroscopy - 2004 .knee nbg
PKR fitted 09/2005
joint plastic spacer fell out 07/ 2006
repair  joint new spacer 09/06
joint bust Again 09/2006
had tkr 03/07 , now new
tkr condemed' replacement dec/07 
smiles tkr joint

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Re: oxford knee failure
« Reply #396 on: September 18, 2011, 10:12:03 PM »
hey Steve thats really good news !

good luck x
1978 - ruptured acl and all cartalidge removed.
several debridements over years
TKR 10TH JULY 2006 http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?topic=28257.0  Aug 07 patellar maltracking - more physio! Still pain - but so much better !
BIOMET AGC  TKR  (with 10 yr warranty !)

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Re: oxford knee failure
« Reply #397 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......

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Re: oxford knee failure
« Reply #398 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
arthroscopy - 2004 .knee nbg
PKR fitted 09/2005
joint plastic spacer fell out 07/ 2006
repair  joint new spacer 09/06
joint bust Again 09/2006
had tkr 03/07 , now new
tkr condemed' replacement dec/07 
smiles tkr joint

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Re: oxford knee failure
« Reply #399 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.




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Re: oxford knee failure
« Reply #400 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
arthroscopy - 2004 .knee nbg
PKR fitted 09/2005
joint plastic spacer fell out 07/ 2006
repair  joint new spacer 09/06
joint bust Again 09/2006
had tkr 03/07 , now new
tkr condemed' replacement dec/07 
smiles tkr joint

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Re: oxford knee failure
« Reply #401 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
arthroscopy - 2004 .knee nbg
PKR fitted 09/2005
joint plastic spacer fell out 07/ 2006
repair  joint new spacer 09/06
joint bust Again 09/2006
had tkr 03/07 , now new
tkr condemed' replacement dec/07 
smiles tkr joint















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