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Had knee replacements in same knee. Had pain and stiffness with swelling and leg is crooked. Solution?

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I have had 2 total knee replacements in the same knee. The first time the doc put in a replacement that was too big and I had a lot of pain and stiffness. After several years of searching, I found a very good doc who put in the right size knee. However, it is now 1 1/2 years later and my knee is still painful and swollen and my leg is crooked. I have been to a ton of PT. (BTW-I also have fibromyalgia). Is there any solution to this problem? I won't have another replacement in that knee. Thank you. XXXXX
Posted Tue, 15 Oct 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Moustafa Saeed 5 hours later
Brief Answer:
A few questions for you

Detailed Answer:

Thank you for your question to us,

I am sorry to hear that you had two unsuccessful knee replacements

I agree with you that you should not go for another knee replacement surgery

I just have few question to you to see that I can guide you better.

1- Out of 100 (100 is the worst ever pain) how bad was the pain in your knee before the 1st operation ?
2- out of 100 how is the pain now?
3- How far were you able to walk before 1st operation?
4- How far can you walk now?
5- Any back pain?
6- Any numbness or tingling or burning sensation in your leg?
7- Do you have the pain in your knee all the time or just on walking?
8- Can you upload you knee x-ray (after 2nd operation) so I can review it for ?
9- How much can you bend your knee?

Please do write back with the answers so that I can help you better.

Awaiting your response.

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