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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.
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_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.
 
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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
 
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_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.
 
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Bal M Rajagopalan, MD responded:
IT MAY BE PATELLOFEMORAL DISEASE, PLICA OR PATELLA MALTRACKING. LOOK INTO THESE DIAGNOSIS.
DR RAJ MD,FRCSC
www.drhipandknee.com
 
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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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