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    TKR Smith & Nephew Legion
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    mommyoel posted:
    I had a TKR back in Aug of 2011; my doctor used a Smith & Nephew Legion with oxinium theology. My pain since the surgery has got worse, and I have clicking, and walking up stairs is very hard. I have gone to my doctor many times, and each time he takes an X-Ray and he says it looks good, but no matter what he says the pain tells me something is wrong no matter what the X-Ray say. Has anyone else on had the same problem with the Smith & Nephew Legion total knee replacement, and did you find out what the problem is, or what can I do about it?
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    chigrl responded:
    I am in the same position. The pain is now unbearable. I am talking to a doctor who deals in problems from replacements. He says my surgeon is good and did a good job. Size and Placement is correct, but the issue is my femur is longer than the other knee. They did not remove enough bone on the thigh end. There is not enough space between the two replacements and the plastic beating surface. After 2 years I thought the muscles and ligaments would have stretched but apparently not. I was told I have a scar tissue issue, but that may only be a small part of the issue.
     
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    indian25 responded:
    Same issues and the same device. walking upstairs pain and walking pain after six months. new physician tells me that the device has shifted and the cement didn't hold. He was able to see this from the post-op x rays that my first doctor took and never said a word. Told that a replacement has to be done to remove the first one; cried. Going for a second opinion on the issue. Looking into legal action.
     
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    _swank_ replied to indian25's response:
    Before you look into legal action you better go back and read the consent form that you signed.. Most people don't bother to read them through.
     
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    chigrl replied to indian25's response:
    I had a "revision" they replaced my smith and nephew knee with a Striker knee. I had a 8-12degree rotation of the femur portion of the replacement. Seems like a problem with the template the original doctor used. 3 months post op and finally getting some relief from pain. 110 degree bend, cant seem to straighten the leg tho
     
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    undefined responded:
    My husband had TKR on both knees with Smith and Nephew in 2011. We just found out, after seeing 5 surgeons and having numerous tests done, that they were put in wrong! You need to have a '360 CT ' scan done...this was the ONLY test that showed the rotation in BOTH of his tibias! Each Dr. we saw said the placement looked fine; no one could figure out why they were so painful and swollen. Had x-rays, allergy tests, CTs, fluid drawn off and tested, re-scoped and tissue biopsied, bone scan and finally the 360 CT scan that showed the rotation! This machine took 1600 images, so they were able to see it. (they were actually checking to see if they had loosened) He now has to have them redone, but as painful as that is going to be, he is looking forward to it!
    Good luck to you!!
     
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    razbeari responded:
    I have the same issues and mine is so bad that now I am pigeon-toed, curvature of the spine and bow legged on my right leg. I had a bone scan that showed it may have moved but my surgeon did nothing and still had done nothing. I had to have a hip replacement which the knee probably caused. I don't know what to do either. Smith and Nephew does have a site to tell them about your replacement. I did that. We'll see what happens. I am going to insist on another bone scan. I believe the knee has move. I hope you have good luck getting yours fixed.
     
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    ediejuly responded:
    Yes, I had the same problem! You need a Bone Scan. For me the problem was immediate, I ALSO, kept telling my Dr something was wrong. They insisted it was recovery pain and also just took xrays. I finally went to a Dr that specialized in Knee Revisions he was the one that told me I needed a BONE SCAN. the Bone Scan showed the device has failed my revision surgery is scheduled for this Wednesday. Pain has been excruciating from the get go, I am hoping and praying this revision goes well. I have been informed that the Smith & Nephew Legion is known for pulling loose. I feel that there should be some kind of compensation as I now have to have surgery again, off work again, let alone the pain and suffering for 2 years. I am a single mother working 6 days a week trying to pay for housing and food let alone the added medical bills. So far I am at $8,000 for the year and the surgery is Wednesday. THIS IS SO TOTALLY WRONG!!! Good luck, keep in touch - e
     
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    ediejuly replied to indian25's response:
    I am also having same problem. Dr said replacement was done well but the device by Smith & Nephew failed and is known to fail. Please let me know how your legal action turns out as I would like to join you. A recall needs to be inplace for this device so no one else goes thru this. I am frightened at the thought of my revision surgery which is this Wednesday. Good luck, please keep in touch.
     
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    Swell25 replied to ediejuly's response:
    I am 8 months post op today. My surgeon was not addressing the 18 degree (now permanent) extension lag after performing a knee revision on me. He refused to do a manipulation, now I cannot straighten my leg. He used a Smith and Nephew Legion. I just had a 3rd opinion done by a specialist. He ordered CT and Bone Scans. They show "early loosening of the components". That was at the six month post op visit. The pain and swelling in my knee and leg are almost unbearable at times. My life now revolves around my leg and staying off my feet. This is a watch and wait thing to see if I will heal any more. I fully regret having the knee revision done. I should have waited. I was much better off before. After spending thousands of cash dollars on high co-pays, I've pretty much reached the end of my rope so to speak. I was told I should be lucky this is the only problem I have.


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