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LH knee replaced with a stryker Triathelon, swelling, painful, tender spots. What can be done?

I had my LH knee replaced with a stryker Triathelon, nursing and rehab people stated they never saw so much swelling from the post operation. on. Therapy did not go well, doctor kept saying I was not doing therapy enough,nine months later, so loose, so much continual swelling with regular asperations being performed, Nine months later doc stated out of clear blue sky I have bearing failure. Replaced bearing with new plate 4 mm thicker, Its been another year still having asperations, daily swelling I have to elevate adn ice knee due to swelling down to my toes every day. getting loose again, having tender spots on side of knee directly below knee is numb all the time. Doc state now all he can do is replace knee,. What do I do?
Asked On : Sat, 13 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Thanks for writing to us.
Since the swelling is persistent and there us a reactive fluid formation in the joint, the only way to stop this discomfort is ti get the knee replaced again. This knee is not likely to work well for you.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal ,
Answered: Sun, 30 Jun 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. K. Naga Ravi Prasad's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.
Your entire description suggests that you have an infected total knee arthroplasty (unless proved otherwise).
Simple change of polyethylene insert will not serve the purpose.
You need a thorough workup and evaluation to rule out all possible causes of infection. Simple revision of knee joint without knowing the cause of failure will end in disaster.
So i suggest you to approach an orthopedic surgeon with good amount of experience in total joint arthoplasties and follow his advice accordingly.
Hope this helps
Answered: Sun, 30 Jun 2013
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