PAIN ON OLD REPLCEMENT KNEES
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WALT1935 posted:
I HAVE 1997 REPLACMENT KNEES
I HAVE A LOT OF PAIN JUST AT THE KNEE LEVEL
DIAGNOSIS COMPLICATED BY STENOSIS AND BUM HIPS.

KNEES CLICK ANY TIME I BEND AT THE WAIST
X RAYS LOOK NORMAL..I DON'T BELIEVE THIS

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF WEAR ON OLD REPLACMENT KNEES?


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_swank_ responded:
I'm confused. What don't you believe? That your knee hurts? I'd say you've gotten pretty good mileage.
 
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WALT1935 responded:
I have doctors suggesting hip/stenosis operations
and they say knees are ok [from static xrays>
I question that they are ok...but cannot get medic confomation
and do not know if the symptons are spine or hips
my fear is having a spine/hip operation for noughtr
what are the symptoms of worn replacement knees?
 
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_swank_ replied to WALT1935's response:
My knee replacement hasn't worn out yet but I imagine pain in my knee would be my first symptom.

I would not be having surgery on my hip or spine without knowing for sure that pain is originating there. I'm a little confused about why you are considering this when your knee is what's hurting. You should know that spinal surgery is only about 50% successful for treating pain so that's not something you even want to consider without several opinions. Before you do anything you need to have MRIs and x-rays on your hips and spine. Take one thing at a time. Don't try and find one cause for all your pain because it's possible to have more than one thing wrong at a time. And definitely get as many opinions from orthopedic surgeons as possible before having any kind of surgery.
 
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WALT1935 replied to _swank_'s response:
I( have had surgeons examine xray of knees
they say replacements are fine
but they want to replace my hips
or work on my spine

yet I am not confident that the knee replacements are in good shape
they hurt and any time I bend forward they click like castenets
I cant find, any where...the symptons of failing replacement knees..that is what I am looking for so I can argue with these guys