I had a tkr two years ago. Ended up having a revision one year after that. I really have not been pain free yet! Had my first surgery in KY and had to move because my husband got transfered. Went to a second dr in CT for second surgery. After second surgery I thought I was doing better but the past few months i am in constant pain! Went back to dr last week and he said there was nothing more he could do for me! He told me that about 20 percent of people the knee replacement doesn't work!!! It was either that or I have nerve damage and i will see you in a year. He put me on a couple prescriptions and sent me out the door. I should have asked a lot more questions but I was so upset I couldnt speak. He did do an Xray but im surprised he didnt recommend more tests to diagnose nerve damage. Was wondering if anyone else has had this problem? Do I go to a different dr for nerve damage? Would love any suggestions! I am a 52 yr old female soon to be 53 this month. Just cant emagine living with this pain the rest of my life. Thank you so much!!!
See a different ortho dr for another opinion. If they say nerve damage ask him what you do about it. Once you have a decent diagnosis of what is going on a pain dr could help you. Did you have pt after the surgeries? None of us are pain free, but there is a relief of severe pain attainable.
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