Knee Replacements with DePuy

Knee Replacements with DePuy

There are 105 comments on the Associated Content story from Feb 15, 2010, titled Knee Replacements with DePuy. In it, Associated Content reports that:

When it comes to having any part of a body replaced with an artificial product, there are some manufacturers on the market that are better then others.

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kim

Hayes, VA

#1 Feb 27, 2010
i want to see a vidio of of a complete knee repacement sigma deypuy so i know what my dr. did to me from beginnning to recvery
Rick

United States

#2 Mar 9, 2010
I had a Depuy knee replacement 5 years ago and am still in pain. It is not going to get better. It hurts standing, lying or sitting. I have had temporary outpatient procedures of cutting the dead tissue away from the prosthesis, etc. Any relief lasts for about a day, not worth it.

Since: Mar 11

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#3 Mar 4, 2011
DePuy is said to have allocated $1 Billion for settlements to be made with those who have the affected hip.. more information about this is on http://www.depuyhipreplacementlawsuit.com
Rick

United States

#4 Mar 4, 2011
I had a 2nd left knee replacement (or they call it revision when its the 2nd time) with a "regular" knee replacement, not Depuy done in Nov. 2010. I am doing much better, almost no pain.
elizabeth

Ephrata, PA

#5 Mar 10, 2011
hi, i am new to this forum but i had a total knee replacement in 2009. i have been in pain, sitting, standing, lying. i called my os and they said it was a Depuy(sp). living like this is horror.
elizabeth

Ephrata, PA

#6 Mar 10, 2011
sorry forgot to say that the doctor says that the x-ray of my knee replacement is perfectly fine.

Since: Mar 11

Chicago, IL

#7 Mar 18, 2011
Depuy and Zimmer have almost the same issue here... I mean, Depuy is into hip or knee replacement recall.. Zimmer too has its Zimmer Knee Recall. It's like recalls of knee implant are everywhere.(sigh). Fellas, you can also visit this site. http://www.zimmernexgenkneerecall.com/
Madeleine Ridgewood

Chicago, IL

#8 Apr 8, 2011
Although DePuy is a leader in manufacturing medical devices, it has come under intense scrutiny lately because of the recall and lawsuits surrounding the DePuy ASR and Pinnacle hip replacement systems. Updated information can be found at http://www.depuypinnaclelawsuit.com/
marie farabee

United States

#9 May 18, 2011
i had a total knee replacement done on august 6, 2010. it was the depuy rotating platform knee. i have never been the same since. i wish i could just cut the damn leg off right above the knee. i am only 39 yrs. old, and i'm a mother of 6. i live with pain all day, everyday, while i sleep, walk, sit. i have been going to physical therepy since 3 wks. after my surgery, i am not better. i can not straighten my leg, or bend it. it has begun to affect my right foot so bad that i can hardly walk. doctors keep telling me it is scarred tissue. i think they are full of crap. i try to search for info on a recall but all i find is info on the hip replacements, but they mention knee replacements also. i go to the link and it says nothing. does anybody know where i can find info on the replacements?
Gail

Seattle, WA

#10 May 20, 2011
Wow, Marie, I am so sorry you are having so much trouble with your DePuy rotating platform knees. I had both knees replaced with those DePuys five years ago at the same time and they are absolutely wonderful. I had a surgeon at Swedish Orthopedic in Seattle. They are fantastic ortho docs with a five star rating. Did you have your surgery done with a highly rated doc at a highly rated ortho hospital? I have a friend who had a knee done same time as me and she has formed so much scar tissue that she has had to have it removed twice. Last I heard she is finally fine. Have you tried consulting with a second or third doc for another opinion? Don't give up. Knee replacement is not necessarily a panacea and everyone reacts differently. See somebody and get this fixed. Scar tissue can be miserable. Good luck.
marie

Loyalton, CA

#11 May 21, 2011
hi gail, i lived in cali at the time when it was done by a well known ortho doctor, since then, i moved to nevada and am now going to an ortho here. i went for a bone scan this past week to see what the problem is so i dont know yet. i have suffered with this since 1995 when i had my first surgery wich was an arthroscopy. the 2nd one was in 06, now in 10 was the replacement.
Gail wrote:
Wow, Marie, I am so sorry you are having so much trouble with your DePuy rotating platform knees. I had both knees replaced with those DePuys five years ago at the same time and they are absolutely wonderful. I had a surgeon at Swedish Orthopedic in Seattle. They are fantastic ortho docs with a five star rating. Did you have your surgery done with a highly rated doc at a highly rated ortho hospital? I have a friend who had a knee done same time as me and she has formed so much scar tissue that she has had to have it removed twice. Last I heard she is finally fine. Have you tried consulting with a second or third doc for another opinion? Don't give up. Knee replacement is not necessarily a panacea and everyone reacts differently. See somebody and get this fixed. Scar tissue can be miserable. Good luck.
Gail

Seattle, WA

#12 May 22, 2011
I had my first knee surgery back in 1974. Back then they did not do just a simple arthroscopy to fix a torn meniscus; they did an open arthrotomy! Never had proper pt and my right leg healed a little bent so never was able to walk again without a gimp. Had a knee surgery on the other knee in 1979 which was more investigative and found the cartilage had a soft spot so was put on crutches for six mos. Arghh! Fell down some stairs in 86 and tore the right knee again. That time it tore into the articular cartilage on the end of the bone and left me with permanent pain and locking. Another surgery which fixed basically nothing. Developed severe oa in the right knee which I had to live with. Overworked the left knee and tore that cartilage while cleaning out my fish pond one summer in 2002, surgery again, dog bashed into that healing knee within six weeks of surgery and tore it all to heck. Had to wear a leg brace for mos. before another arthroscopy to repair it yet again. This time the bone developed osteonecrosis and I needed a uni done. Had that done and it failed within the year. Had to go get a revision done and my doc looked at the severly oa right knee and said we needed to do both so we did.:) Counted all in total and that last biTKR was surgery 8 and 9! These new knees are the best I have ever felt since my early twenties and I am 66 this summer. I feel so bad for all those who have not had such success as I have had. Keep looking and hopefully you too will find the end of the rainbow like I did. Gail
marie farabee

United States

#13 May 23, 2011
dammit!!!! thats alot. well see i never injured it, at all. guess i was just born like this.
marie farabee

United States

#14 Jun 15, 2011
ok, had the bone scan done 3 wks. ago, knee replacement looks fine, dr. did not say anything bout scarred tissue,no infection. tells me to go back to physical therepy. i go back to pt, and pt asks me what am i doing here? the pt is not working. what now? any ideas?
Gail

Seattle, WA

#15 Jun 16, 2011
Have you gotten a second opinion or third?? My hairdresser's husband saw how good my knees turned out and had his one knee done. Had misery for a year. They fnally had to remove that TKR because it turned out he was allergic to the metal. Had a second TKR and is still having a hard time. He has seen three doctors all excellent but is still having a lot of pain. I would seek the opinion of a very experienced revision specialist at a big ortho hospital with tons of experience and see what he has to tell you. Why did you have surgery at so young an age? Could you be having problems because of some other health issue? And did the doctor you did see in Nev. tell you why he did not think scar tissue could be the problem? That is a pretty quick fix with arthroscopy and pain relief is quick also.
perry pirillo

Pittsburgh, PA

#16 Jun 18, 2011
had a depuy knee replacement done in april 2009 and live in constant pain everyday
marie

Loyalton, CA

#17 Jun 18, 2011
well he still thinks it is scarred tissue. and this is my second opinion. i never thought if its possible i might be allergic to the metal, what would the symptoms be? its not red, doesnt itch, but constantly hurs. i still have no isea why my knee went bad, i never hurt it. just gave out. but it all started in 1995. after the arthroscopy in 95 i was good for 10 yrs, then in about 2005 it started acting up again, in 2006 had another arthroscopy and a lateral release on the knee cap, for what i dont know, then i was never the same, and it got so bad that i had it replaced. and i still have no idea why it went bad.
Gail wrote:
Have you gotten a second opinion or third?? My hairdresser's husband saw how good my knees turned out and had his one knee done. Had misery for a year. They fnally had to remove that TKR because it turned out he was allergic to the metal. Had a second TKR and is still having a hard time. He has seen three doctors all excellent but is still having a lot of pain. I would seek the opinion of a very experienced revision specialist at a big ortho hospital with tons of experience and see what he has to tell you. Why did you have surgery at so young an age? Could you be having problems because of some other health issue? And did the doctor you did see in Nev. tell you why he did not think scar tissue could be the problem? That is a pretty quick fix with arthroscopy and pain relief is quick also.
marie

United States

#18 Jun 18, 2011
i pery, i know how you feel, it totally sucks.but i been suffering since 1995.
perry pirillo wrote:
had a depuy knee replacement done in april 2009 and live in constant pain everyday
jim

AOL

#19 Jun 19, 2011
Having both knees replaced in 2005. I have some pain, but at least I got to sleep at night. Now something has happened, the pain is unbarable. I will never go back and have it done again, sense I'm 64. I just want to know what to do with the pain. Will it be drugs or what? Can someone please give me the best answer. If it's drugs so be it, but just won't go back in the hospital.
Kerry

North Port, FL

#21 Sep 27, 2011
I had TKR (L) knee, 03/2011 has anyone experienced the knee giving out? My surgeon says It's not very common. But It's happened twice, I'm wondering if my Dr knows more about this and isn't saying anything.

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