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Old 11-30-2018, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Sorry you've had a rough go of it. I've always heard knees are one of the worst joint replacement surgeries to recover from. It's my understanding that hips are a lot easier. That said, my MIL's partner did have his knees done and he was having a slow recovery from it, but dedicated himself to losing weight and he is getting around much better now. I think he lost about 30-40 lbs and it really helped.
yes, what we have been told is: back is the most serious: hips the easiest and knees the most painful. Someplace in there must fall shoulders.

 
Old 11-30-2018, 07:50 PM
 
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Here is my question, can I look at legal grounds at the negligence of the physician? Revision for me is very risky, I am a type 2 diabetic, I would have to lose at least 20 pounds, I would have to take at least over a month off of work again. I'm also looking for a physician that would be able to exam and determine if the procedure was done correctly.

What makes you think their was negligence? The mere fact that you don't like the results?? There is never a 100% recovery of function. Do you also think there is a 100% success rate? You're not making your case very well here.
 
Old 11-30-2018, 08:10 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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First of all, there isn't a doctor alive that is going to guarantee the outcome of any medical procedure.

In order to sue the doctor you are going to have to prove that something they did, or did NOT DO, but should have done, has caused you DAMAGES.

The doctor who performed your surgery will just shrug his shoulders and say that everything he did was the best course of action for your case. You can have 50 different doctors testify that they would have done it differently but unless something egregious has occurred it's not going to matter. He is not going to be helt negligent.

You are going to have to prove pain and suffering and that there will be future expenses necessary due to that negligence. Just because the outcome is not as good as you would like it to be does notprove malpractice.

If you do not intend to have revision surgery then your lawsuit would be seeking punitive damages which would indicate he was GROSSLY incompetent or negligent. I don't yhink you have a strong enough case for that.

The judge is just going to look at this as an attempted money-grab on your end. Sorry.
 
Old 11-30-2018, 08:19 PM
 
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What makes you think their was negligence? The mere fact that you don't like the results?? There is never a 100% recovery of function. Do you also think there is a 100% success rate? You're not making your case very well here.
Exactly.....

Nothing here to suggest negligence....and if revision is "risky" for the OP then so was the primary procedure...

If it was "risky" for the primary replacement due to factors such as obesity then it is hardly surprising a "perfect" result did not follow...
 
Old 12-01-2018, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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I put it off a long time, but I finally got a total left knee two days ago. I hope to get a lot of mileage out of it. I hate to think revision. I'm very sorry for your troubles.
I just had a total done yesterday. How are you feeling? First day was a piece of cake with the nerve block. 2nd day brought some pain.
 
Old 12-01-2018, 05:49 AM
 
Location: Carolina Shores NC
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I just had a total done yesterday. How are you feeling? First day was a piece of cake with the nerve block. 2nd day brought some pain.
That's pretty much how it was for me. Generally I feel good now, but I have a swollen knee and it's very painful. Best of luck
 
Old 12-01-2018, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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My SIL had a similar case. Total knee replacement and after PT she still could not extend it totally flat or bend it to the degree that would be considered normal. They tried a lot of painful therapy and even forcing it. She had revision surgery a year after her first surgery and they had to remove another millimeter or two of bone and then it healed just fine and she is better and fully functional now. Incidentally, she is quite obese, but not a diabetic, and she didn't have to lose any weight for the initial surgery or the revision.

Again, unless you can prove the doctor grossly negligent or that he/she failed to follow the standard of care you won't get far in court.
 
Old 12-01-2018, 09:41 AM
 
Location: equator
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yes, what we have been told is: back is the most serious: hips the easiest and knees the most painful. Someplace in there must fall shoulders.
I can attest to this. I had both knees done at once (at ideal weight) and it was a LOOOONG YEAR of physical therapy/daily exercises. Never had any pain BUT the weakness has not improved. I can barely climb stairs. The hip, OTOH, was a walk in the park. I never know it's there, whereas I'm always aware of the feeling of fake knees.

I have bad shoulders too, but not gonna do anything about them. Shoulder surgery is really iffy, and the most complicated joint. I am so sorry for your experience, OP. Did you follow up with all the exercises? I got all my extension right back, but it does vary for each person. I wonder if you can still see some improvement at this point in time, if you work at it. I hate the thought of a revision for you! But I agree, malpractice won't get you anywhere.
 
Old 12-01-2018, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Old 12-01-2018, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia/South Jersey area
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Op,
Go over to Bonesmart.org. It's a website dedicated to nothing but hip and knee replacements. It has orthopedic doctors, nurses and P/T specialist that post and answer all manner of questions.

it's an absolutely great resource. they have tons of folks who had kneee revisions and will give you great help
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