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    blaulaw posted:
    I to had a tkr.Mine is a DePuy Rotating Platform Knee.It is made of Cobalt and Chromium.I started with a rash almost immediately after the surgery and still have it.I have been to 2 allergist and 2 dermatologist.No one has a solution to the problem.I did have the LTT test done and am allergic to the bone cement and metals.However my function is good but the constant itch is bad.My surgery was Jan. 2011.The only temporary relief is from taking the antibiotic Doxycycline Mono .Sarna cream also slows the itch.If you have found a cure for the rash I would be very grateful if you would share it with me.If you are contemplaing a replacement I strongly encurage the LTT test pre surgery.It should be the standard of care for all knee replacements.The lymphocyte Transformation Test is done by a Lab in Chicago.E-mail cure to blaulaw@zoomtown.com thanks
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    BabySunday responded:
    Yes! Hello! I have the same thing . I have been seeing Dr.s since Feb.2011 and have been on Prednisone and all sorts of drugs . Are you going to stay on these drugs the for the rest of your life or get a knee revision to get the bone cement OUT ?
    I am seeing another Specialist today @ the Hospital For Special Surgery today & A rhumetologist , please respond or e-mail me. I am beyond desperate for relief from this rash and itching and my knee not working. So not what I signed up for ??
    heathyrryan@gmail.com Thank you


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