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Offline Charleyann

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Allergy to Chromium and Diagnosed with RSD/ CRPS
« on: June 22, 2017, 11:48:01 PM »
Has anybody experienced a metal allergy and needed their prosthetic replaced. I am having a third knee replacement on July 12th. They just found out i was severely allergic to Chromium which makes up 30 % of my knee. This will be a 6th surgery on my knee . I have also been diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome  (CRPS) Also know as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)

Feeling overwhelmed and stressed. I am in my 40's ...No guarantee this will help because of the RSD and that it doesn't worsen or cause my RSD to spread to other limbs :(

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Re: Allergy to Chromium and Diagnosed with RSD/ CRPS
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2017, 06:02:17 AM »
Hey CharleyAnn, what ever happened with this knee replacement?
I'm interested in your situation.
My knee still gets hot in places after 2 years, is still swollen, and gets red sometimes too.  It still hurts - a lot!  I have arthrofibrosis, but the surgeon said it shouldn't hurt that much.   Tell that to the knee! 
Sometimes it hurts all the way to my ankle. 
I wonder if I have an allergy to the metal components - it sure is not normal! 
Thanks CharleyAnn - I am hoping that you had better results this time since you did not post again.