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Re: oxford knee failure
« Reply #30 on: November 06, 2006, 09:30:48 PM »
hi all , having pre op assesment on the 16th november ,so should be on count down for surgery ,  not looking forward to this one :-\  , strange that knee has been much better while wearing my Donjoy brace (legend) i would highly recommend it , i am worried about the healing proccess of the scar being that i guess the will goin through the same area as last time , anybody know if that is normall practice ? -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 
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Re: oxford knee failure
« Reply #31 on: November 07, 2006, 12:03:01 AM »
What day is your surgery ?   

I have my urologist clearance appointment on nov 9
i have my GP medical clearance on nov 13
I should get my pre op assessment appointmend anywhere from 10-13

Surgery date is Dec 6

Getting the zimmer girlie knee 

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Re: oxford knee failure
« Reply #32 on: November 07, 2006, 07:44:50 PM »
The Admissions clerk recons the surgery will be hopefully 3-4 weeks after pre op assesment , bit vague but i think they will hurry it up as there is still some issues with the other surgery , getting a de'puy pfc type , swivelly joint , what is the difference with a girlie joint ?
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 #33 on: November 07, 2006, 07:46:10 PM »
All my surgeries use the same scar.  Not a problem.
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Bilateral Patella Resurfacing '86
Bilateral TTT '88
Bilateral- Lateral Release '03.     
Bilateral PFJR '05
PRJ to TKR 1/16/07
PRJ to TKR 6/19/07
TKR Revision  8/17/10
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Re: oxford knee failure
« Reply #34 on: November 07, 2006, 09:18:19 PM »
the girlie knee is designed to fit a womans bone structure better.  Just in the past... they didnt make left or right knee replacments. ..  This is a high flex knee and I can get up too  155 degress of range of motion. . Here in the USA  I have to go to my GP for medical clearance and the hospital for pre admission testing.  All only good for 30 days.

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Re: oxford knee failure
« Reply #35 on: November 16, 2006, 10:29:08 PM »
hi all / been today for pre op assesment , all ok,
but was given odd bit of infomation , the consultant surgeon who is to carry out operation has requested that a  technician is in operating theatre from de'puy's( the new knee joint manufacturer ) when they carry out the surgery , seems a odd request unless he is expecting some problems , any body got any ideas why he would want this otherwise ? i am not worried about the job they will be doing but just interested - steve
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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 #36 on: November 16, 2006, 10:44:04 PM »
My OS told me that the reps from the manufacturers know more about the replacement joints and 'fitting' of them than the OS's
1978 - ruptured acl and all cartalidge removed.
several debridements over years
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Re: oxford knee failure
« Reply #37 on: November 16, 2006, 11:53:36 PM »
I believe it is common place in the USA to have the sales person from the company in the operating room.   I believe they size your bones up and give the doctor the parts that will be the perfect fit. .  All these people are in space suits anyway.

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Re: oxford knee failure
« Reply #38 on: November 17, 2006, 01:32:35 PM »
when I had the PFR surgeries my surgeon would not do it without the manufacturing rep.  I thought it was strange too, but it's normal

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Re: oxford knee failure
« Reply #39 on: December 01, 2006, 06:32:43 PM »
 :'( GGGGRRRHHHH , Been on phone to hospital to get date for surgery , FEBRUARY 07 , seem,s there is some problem with getting the team they want together and surgeon wants whole day's list to be allocated for my job  , also he has now requested rep from company that made my old knee to be present aswell  , curious ? . i think he is covering his base's , what do you all think ,bearing in mind the history ? 
« Last Edit: December 01, 2006, 07:35:08 PM by tbucketmad »
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 #40 on: December 01, 2006, 08:09:37 PM »
I think you have a party going on there.   I am having my operation next week dec 6.  I am pretty confident I am going for the epidural and if I am feeling brave I may be awake for it.

You know I rather my OS  have all his ducks in a row and have who he wants with him.  The operation I been told for mine..can be anywhere from  1 to 3 hours.   

I see you are having problems with the oxford knee. Have you consulted an attorney .. If the implant is a failure.. perhaps you need to have him in the picture to protect your rights. 

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Re: oxford knee failure
« Reply #41 on: December 01, 2006, 08:29:12 PM »
I am now thinking that is the root to go down , as previously advised i have kept a log of events , my new os is i believe going to fix the mess of the pkr primary surgery , i think it was installed wrong rather than component failure and that could be why he wants the oxford joint checked before removal
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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 #42 on: February 08, 2007, 10:02:35 PM »
 ;D got confirmed date for pkr - tkr revision "at last" (7th march), had all the blood screen , msra testing ,x rays set , so looks like all systems go , do hope its lucky third time , feeling a bit apprehensive at the moment ,will be happeir when i am on the table , this blinking joint i have keep on dislocating itself even with the donjoy on ,its even worse without it looks like i am pi$$ed when i walk .not a pretty site -steve
« Last Edit: February 08, 2007, 10:52:01 PM by tbucketmad »
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 #43 on: February 08, 2007, 10:41:06 PM »
Steve - At last - what has taken them sooooo long? - that is crazy bloody NHS

Hope it all goes well and you get one like mine!

God luck
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1978 - ruptured acl and all cartalidge removed.
several debridements over years
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Re: oxford knee failure
« Reply #44 on: February 10, 2007, 11:30:08 PM »
HI Anja . seems they sre going for de,puy pfc ,total knee joint with rotary platform . , my knee keeps dislocating and this joint might help they say ? .  :'(  i am getting a bit down with this all and just want it sorted been waiting for nearly 18 months now m8 and i cant cope any more ,taking so many pain killers they are messing my head up . still enough of me how's your new bits doin ? -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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