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Offline luckygrandma6

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Hinged Prosthesis
« on: August 15, 2008, 01:43:57 PM »
Can anyone lead me to information for a Hinged Prosthesis to replace a failed TKR. The doctor has mentioned this as a way to solve my problem, but I would like to learn more about it so I can be sure he is not just playing another guessing game. Has anyone had this type of prosthesis and can you overextend the knee with it.
I would appreciate any advice you could give. It bothers me when a Doctor recommends something that I cannot find any research on. He also suggested an arthrodesis for my knee but can find no information for an arthreodsis for a knee, only for wrists, ankles. Please help. Is there such a thing or is he inventing it.
« Last Edit: September 02, 2008, 12:50:42 PM by luckygrandma6 »
Right knee (arthroscopy) 2004
Right knee (PKR)) April 5, 2005
Right elbow (Bursectomy)1998
TRKR 2006 Failed)
Left knee (arthroscopy)
Left knee (arthroscopy)
THR 1992
2 back surgeries (Feb 2007 & March 2007
Right knee spacer exchange (Failed) 2008
TRK (Hinged Prosthesis) Jan 2009