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Knee and hip replacement woes
Lela53 posted:
Hi: Has anyone out there ever heard of the doctor cutting (accidentally) the main ligament during a knee replacement. Mine was cut and he patched it up and now my knee is forever stuck -which makes it hard to sit for fear I will trip someone. He should have been sued-but none of these two faced lawyers here in alabama would take my case.I got all my records and he even admits he cut and repaired it with sutures. Also can a person get this ligament replaced? I would appreciate any info I could get on this subject.
_swank_ responded:
Which ligament are you calling "the main ligament"? There are 4 ligaments in the knee and they all have their purpose. The ACL and PCL are removed during surgery. The LCL and MCL remain. I don't see how cutting either of those would cause your knee to be stuck. I don't really know what you mean by stuck.

None of the lawyers will take the case because they know they can't win. Accidents happen during surgery. It doesn't mean your doctor was negligent. You knew this when you read (or should have read) and signed the consent form.

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