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Offline DougSewell

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Neuroma following surgery
« on: October 02, 2002, 06:26:58 PM »
 ??? Hello again
Trying againn to get my question posted ( my fault I suppose as I am classed as an old wrinkly)

My wife had a replacement knee joint op about 12 months ago which left her in even more pain.
A further op some 5 weeks ago to put a plastic? lining on her knee cap did not cure the pain.
It now appears that she has a neuroma somewhere in her knee which is inoperable.

Can anyone help with suggestions for medication, excercises or anything.

Thanks everyone in anticipation

Doug

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Re: Neuroma following surgery
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2002, 07:38:04 AM »
Sorry no one seems to have any answers for you. I think you need to ask a orthopedic specialist. One thing I thought of that may help is you said she may have a neuroma somewhere in her knee. Well a MRI should be able to tell you whats going on. It is always a fight it seems to get doctors to help so good luck, Theresa.
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Re: Neuroma following surgery
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2002, 08:52:15 AM »
I saw a neurologist for nerve tests after the orthopedic surgeons could not resolve my problems.

This neurologist mentioned the possibility of neuromas or scar tissue trapping nerves in my knee.  He put me on a drug called Neurontin, which is supposed to be quite effective for nerve pain.  I haven't had any bad effects from it, and for many it is a miracle drug.

It turns out that in my case nerve damage is not the problem, I've got mechanical issues.  So the Neurontin isn't really helping, but if you search this site with Neurontin as the keyword, you'll find posts from people who have been helped by this drug.

It sound like you might need to take your wife for some other opinions, including a neurologist.

Good luck.

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Re: Neuroma following surgery
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2002, 07:17:18 PM »
I get neuromas but luckily all mine have been operable they are painfull and I wa glad to be rid of mine.
I attend the pain management clinic they access to different and new drugs so try to get a referral as they have really helped me with my pain control.
Sorry not to be able to helkp further.
H xxx