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bone growth after knee replacement
josephculb posted:
had total knee replacement 12/16 first things were going great. then pain started.over the months it got worse.more pain then before surgery.when i saw dr. on 3 12 09 he pointed finger at and said no more narcotics,not from me, maybe another dr. I suggested Xray he read xray and then asked me what kind of pain meds i wanted. total 360 change.Showed me abnormal bone growth around metal knee.anyone had or know of this problem. dont they do radiation or something during or after surgery to prevent this. please help
Annie_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi there,

Don't hesitate to let your doctor know that you aren't happy with the progress of your healing and feel free to get a second opinion if you feel that you need one.

- Annie
cup4u responded:
Dear josephclub;

I just saw a Neurologist in 2/09. I was complaining about a painful bulge( the size of a walnut or larger) next to my new knee replacement of 4/08. I told him that the x-rays showed everything was fine. He mentioned something about a problem with the "bone" not evidently showing up in x-rays. I have to wear a elastic brace morning to night. I walk slowly & in allot of pain. I need to know more of this problem.
raredawg responded:
have had a total hip replacement twice and now i have alot of bone growth around the wire they put in .. it really hurts alot my dr said he is really concerned about this but has not done nothing to help me yet ...
_swank_ replied to raredawg's response:
You might want to start a brand new post instead of adding to this one. It is three years old and may get overlooked.

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