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sharp pain on the knee cap
stephenels posted:
I have been having sharp pains in the same spot that comes and goes, the pain is always there when i put pressure on the area effected. I have had x-rays and MRI's done and everything is perfect from several doctors they suggested that I try physical therapy and see if that helps. This only hurt more and to the point I did not return. The pain is in my left knee and off on the left side of my knee cap about 1 to 2" s of area that is effected. It is like a nail is being hammered into my knee every time. I do not know what to do because this slows me down and make some parts of my way of life impossible. So if you know anything about this and maybe I can bring to my doctors attention I would appreciate the help thank you.
_swank_ responded:
If you go straight to an orthopedic doctor you will not have to bring anything to his attention. He will figure out what's wrong all by himself. They are the experts.
chigrl replied to _swank_'s response:
Bull, they do xrays and say the implant looks good. Sent to nerve specialist and nothing from them. I got the same advice and nothing can be done
_swank_ replied to chigrl's response:
How many doctors have you seen and what were their specialties? Not everything is black or white and some things are hard to diagnose. Some things can't be seen on x-rays or MRIs and require arthroscopic surgery so they can go in and look. In the meantime, don't do any of the things that hurt and see what happens.
Bal M Rajagopalan, MD responded:
chigrl responded:
I had my 30 year knee from Smith and Nephew implanted with the Visionaire system in Feb 2011.

After 2 years of pain,rehab and PT. I finally found the problem. The Femur portion of my replacement is rotated 15-20 degrees from center. So a revision surgery is in my future.

I was told their was a problem with the Visionaire instructions to the surgeon.

This something the dr. can see from a side view of the Xray, if they are looking for it.

I was told this problem is popping up all over the US. Just something of knee pain sufferers to check.

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