rakhee

Kingston, NY

#21 Aug 6, 2011
I am also going through lot of problems with my left knee. I had partial knee replacement in December of 2007. it was done in NY , Hospital for Special surgery. the Dr. said He used oxford implant. By 3rd year I had severe pain & swelling. In May, I was having problem walking. my knee was suddenly giving up, & locks up while I am sitting. I went the Dr. again 3weeks ago, I found out that the implant is torn & particles are floating around.
I sent my story to lawsuit firm for a free case review. here's wesite;
www.kneeimplantalert.com
24/7 National Lawsuit Hotline
rakhee

Kingston, NY

#22 Aug 6, 2011
does any one has any experience with The OxfordŽ Partial Knee implant from Biomet Orthopedics?

Since: Aug 11

Clifton Heights, PA

#23 Aug 16, 2011
62 yo male - 4 mo post op w/ Oxford left medial uni-compartmental replacement. Only complication to date is recurring Bakers cysts, requiring drainage, and periodic cramping of left calf muscle. These symptoms are painful. 1 cyst ruptured w/ leakage into calf (OUCH)!! We're in the process of investigating why knee continues to produce so much synovial fluid 4 mo.'s out. Had some 2nd opinions (physiatry - 2nd surgeon). Implant looks okay, R/o lateral tears. Treat symptoms w/ cortisone into knee and meds while investigating. Ultrasound(s)following 2 Bakers cysts found no DVT's, but masses look like pooled blood - hematomas. I am remaining optimistic. Any thoughts would be helpful. Thanks.
RebeccaS_Spokane

United States

#24 Aug 16, 2011
rakhee wrote:
does any one has any experience with The OxfordŽ Partial Knee implant from Biomet Orthopedics?
Yep, same partial failed twice. Had emergency TKR 4 mos ago. Read my previous post.(sorry, I screwed up and posted it 3 x)
Anonymous

Kingston, NY

#25 Aug 17, 2011
Thanks Rebecca; I am waitng to go for 2 nd opinion. My doc's app is not until October. HoW do you feel after TKR. I may have to go for the same.
RebeccaS_Spokane wrote:
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Yep, same partial failed twice. Had emergency TKR 4 mos ago. Read my previous post.(sorry, I screwed up and posted it 3 x)
Anonymous

Kingston, NY

#26 Aug 17, 2011
there'a a recall on Smith & Nephew knee replacement.
RebeccaS in Spokane WA wrote:
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I'd like to add to this post in response to all of the previous posts: I had 2 partial (unicondylar) Oxford knee replacements by different surgeons on my right knee, prior to the total replacement (Smith & Nephew) both of which failed. The first one lasted 6 months, the second,(to repair/replace the first) lasted 14 mos. Then, when that one failed, I had emergency surgery which resulted in a TKR and loss of my ACL and PCL. To add insult to injury (financial, emotional, etc) the TKR in April 2011 is still loose, clicking, and hanging up. The current surgeon vacillates between telling me he doesn't know what I'm talking about to "wait for a year and see". The PT I worked with after the TKR refused to continue working with me until I saw the surgeon and got clearance...because my knee is so loose and clunky - very audible - that he was worried that it sounded like I Needed surgery, not just finished surgery. I'm still having problems.
I would like to point out some things: I'm not overweight, I do yoga, bicycling, sport bike motorcycling, and gained back full range of motion in each surgery much more quickly than projected. So... I'm not whining or trying to get out of work, etc...but am really frustrated that the docs don't listen, or lump everyone together. In my case, there is ample evidence all over the internet about the very loud looseness, clunkiness, clicking etc. yet my doc pretends he's never heard of it. I have several friends who have had knee replacements and none have had these clicking problems.
Here's the timeline and overview:
- partial knee replacement in July 2009, failed Jan 2010. Knee literally collapsed, plastic piece came and was floating free above my kneecap in my thigh
- emergency surgery to replace with slightly larger/thicker plastic cartilage piece
- partial knee replacement failing March 2011: pain, stiffness, instability, tearing feeling. Unable to find any ortho doc who will see me in less than 4 mos. due to demand. One physician assistant agrees to see me in April 2011, says implant looks fine, thinks it may be my ACL that needs repair. Prescribes and ACL brace (costs $300 w/ insurance,$1500 without) to wear till I can see the surgeon in 2 months. My knee locks up the next day, with the brace on, and the plastic cartilage piece is locked up in the joint, poking out of my knee.
- emergency TKR surgery April 2011, Smith & Nephew full prosthesis inserted, both anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments removed due to the type of prosthesis used.
- all of my PT is done, in- and out-patient, and I'm fully mobile and active within a month. My knee is loose, and I see the doc for follow up and with my PT concerns, and he seems kinda to be playing dumb and tells me to get a new PT (who BTW, was awesome and helped me learn more about my body's and leg's function than anyone ever.) He performs an experiment that proves my knee is loose (by ortho-taping up up, which reduces the looseness and clicking entirely) basically, he "took up the slack." When I went back to the doc he acted like I was psycho or stupid. It really seems to me that he and the others are just so worried about lawsuits they commit to nothing, including prognosis, information, or expectations. Literally, very non-committal or helpful. I'm not an engineer, but I'm smart enough to know that when mechanical parts (automotive, appliance, etc) are out of alignment and are moving incorrectly, clunking around so loud that it alerts others, there is something wrong and the normal wear and tear is compromised, shortening life span of the parts or overall component. I can't just pack this up and return it to Costco!
John

San Jose, CA

#27 Aug 19, 2011
Hello there. I suggest that you see another doctor for added opinion about your case. This may be costly, but it will benefit you more. The implant may present no problem but the injured area itself may not have healed. And you should also be on regular check-up with your surgeon to see if the implant is really working well and will not bring you further harm. I hope you get well soon and get rid of the pain. http://www.hiprecalllaw.com
lisa

Advance, NC

#28 Aug 30, 2011
i myself have the samw situation..i just got home from hospital after having the full knee done..dr told me that knee could have been microscopic loose ut that would affect me and cause me pain..olease let me know u find a laywer..i have went 2 1/2 years in pain before they decided to put full knee in.
lisa

Advance, NC

#29 Aug 30, 2011
yes they just took mine out i have had devastating pain ever sice it was put in march 31st 2009..now i have a full knee replacement
Rebecca

Hayden, ID

#30 Aug 30, 2011
rakhee wrote:
there'a a recall on Smith & Nephew knee replacement.
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The only Smith & Nephew Knee replacement recalls I can find are pre-2003. I haven't found anything about recent recalls on the parts I have.
Cat

Brooklyn, NY

#31 Sep 1, 2011
Right now my boyfriend is haveing his presurgical for his Oxford partial knee replacement surgery scheduled for September 7. He has no cartilage left on the inner joint of the right knee and this seemed like the answer for all of his discomfort and pain. Now after reading all of your comments regarding the partial knee replacement I am extremely scared as to what will happen to him after surgery. When he walks he is bone-on-bone and his leg is bowed out. I happen to personally know his surgeon who promised that after surgery his leg would straighten out and he would be able to be so much more physically active. Not that he could run a marathon, but he could walk, hike, bicycle ride, etc. Having him be worse that he already is never even occurred to me. Now I don't knwo what to do. To him this is a new lease on life and he can't wait to have it done.
RebeccaS_Spokane

Spokane, WA

#32 Sep 1, 2011
Cat wrote:
Right now my boyfriend is haveing his presurgical for his Oxford partial knee replacement surgery scheduled for September 7. He has no cartilage left on the inner joint of the right knee and this seemed like the answer for all of his discomfort and pain. Now after reading all of your comments regarding the partial knee replacement I am extremely scared as to what will happen to him after surgery. When he walks he is bone-on-bone and his leg is bowed out. I happen to personally know his surgeon who promised that after surgery his leg would straighten out and he would be able to be so much more physically active. Not that he could run a marathon, but he could walk, hike, bicycle ride, etc. Having him be worse that he already is never even occurred to me. Now I don't knwo what to do. To him this is a new lease on life and he can't wait to have it done.
I certainly understand your concerns, believe me. I was exactly like your bfriend...bowed r knee, inner joint without cartridge. It would lock up so bad that I couldn't stand or walk readily, and had to "settle in" to standing before I could even walk. It's not much better now after all these surgeries, except now it's loose and clunking very badly, making me suspect misalignment.

That being said: I think my problem also included a shot ACL ligament, which left the knee unstable even with a new partial. Or "ESPECIALLY" with a new partial, as the plastic piece was more likely to flip out the side - which it did twice. Both docs who did the partial indicated a particular looseness, or "laxity" in the knee, but never investigated whether it was the ligament. So if your boyfriend's ACL or PCL (these are the primary ligaments that hold the knee together) are intact, I think he's more likely to have success with the Oxford partial than I did. Unfortunately, I didn't do much research until after it was all over, or I would have fought to keep these ligaments and or repair the ACL prior to full replacement. Now they are both gone, and I'm paying dearly. In the full replacement, they remove the PCL as well, which was perfectly intact. Good Luck!
Billy W

Natchitoches, LA

#33 Sep 17, 2011
RebeccaS_Spokane wrote:
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I certainly understand your concerns, believe me. I was exactly like your bfriend...bowed r knee, inner joint without cartridge. It would lock up so bad that I couldn't stand or walk readily, and had to "settle in" to standing before I could even walk. It's not much better now after all these surgeries, except now it's loose and clunking very badly, making me suspect misalignment.
That being said: I think my problem also included a shot ACL ligament, which left the knee unstable even with a new partial. Or "ESPECIALLY" with a new partial, as the plastic piece was more likely to flip out the side - which it did twice. Both docs who did the partial indicated a particular looseness, or "laxity" in the knee, but never investigated whether it was the ligament. So if your boyfriend's ACL or PCL (these are the primary ligaments that hold the knee together) are intact, I think he's more likely to have success with the Oxford partial than I did. Unfortunately, I didn't do much research until after it was all over, or I would have fought to keep these ligaments and or repair the ACL prior to full replacement. Now they are both gone, and I'm paying dearly. In the full replacement, they remove the PCL as well, which was perfectly intact. Good Luck!
I had an Oxford Partial on my right knee in June of 2009. Have had a remarkable result. Have been pain free since 3 days post-op, other than normal rehab soreness. My only problem is an unnatural sensation when descending stairs. No pain, just an unnatural inability to completely extend the leg.
Pre-surgery, was bone on bone and begging for surgery, was affecting my every day life and had a prior micro fracture surgery which was a complete disaster.
Sorry to hear of so many who have not gotten good results from the Oxford Partial, all my research both pre and post surgery have shown remarkable positive results and many happy patients, so I have been very surprised to hear of only what seems to be catastophic failures or poor results on this forum.
I only researched and found this forum, while attempting to do additional research on just how long my implant is expected to last.
Again, sorry to hear all of the poor results, but wanted to mention my results and ask for others to post good results, if applicable.
By the way, I am a trial lawyer from Louisiana. For those of you in Texas, you are out of luck, the Republicans have completely dominated the tort reform movement, in Texas, to the point, where even the most aggregious instances of malpractice will be thrown out of Court on a Summary Judgment. It may not be popular to say this on this forum, but politics matter and for any and all of you who may be Republicans or conservative, keep in mind that tort reform hurts working and injured people. Some times Lawyers and Courts are the only safety net from quack docs or simple surgical mistakes(they happen). But patients should at least be able have their case heard.
Sorry for the political commentary, but some folks need to understand that Republicans and tort reform hurt many people.
Steve

Denver, CO

#34 Sep 20, 2011
Todd wrote:
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I had the oxford procedure in both knees. One in Sept. and other Nov.of 2007 I stay in pain, they stay swollen if I walk on them for more than 15 minutes. Some of my toes don't move and I stay in constant pain. It was calf pain and some knee pain now I have feet pain, knees that pop, and constant ice pick like pain in knee. Have you had any luck talking to a lawyer. I don't want to sue anyone, but I have lost ability to function that is satisfactory for me.
I had partial knee Kobe replacement in late 2008. When it was completed I was told that since I was quite bow-legged, that my new knee with the kobe will know function as someone who had a straight knee. I never thought about my other knee (that's still bow-legged). I am now quite sure that the one straight knee and the one bow-legged one are uneven when I walk (or do anything). One hits the ground flat and the other has a bowed stamp on the ground. Pains (and swelling) in my other knee, in my ankle and my feet, come a constant basis. I feel the uneveness in the two knees is causing all this tangential pian.....on almost a chonic basis. I don;t know how to proceed since the doctor will say everythings OK...my imagination! Is there any one out there with the same problem I..E...two bowed legs and a single replacment Kobe, and subsequent pain in feet and ankle and the other knee?
DOL

Fall River, MA

#35 Oct 7, 2011
Your experience is almost exactly like mine. The time frames and symptoms are so identical. I have recently had a CT, but implant looks to be intact. The next step seems to be a scope. What is your plan? I know for me, I cannot stand much more pain! It is affecting hips, lowewr back and feet now because I am limping so badly!
rakhee wrote:
I am also going through lot of problems with my left knee. I had partial knee replacement in December of 2007. it was done in NY , Hospital for Special surgery. the Dr. said He used oxford implant. By 3rd year I had severe pain & swelling. In May, I was having problem walking. my knee was suddenly giving up, & locks up while I am sitting. I went the Dr. again 3weeks ago, I found out that the implant is torn & particles are floating around.
I sent my story to lawsuit firm for a free case review. here's wesite;
www.kneeimplantalert.com
24/7 National Lawsuit Hotline
Rebecca Spokane

Hayden, ID

#36 Oct 26, 2011
Update to all on my TKR: finally got a second opinion by a revision specialist, and sure enough, my new 5 mo.-old Smith & Nephew TKR knee (that replaced the Oxford TKR) is failing and needs to be replaced. Good news, the doc and hospital are doing it for free. Bad news... 4th surgery in 2.5 years.

No one knows why it's loose, or close to failing / dislocating.
mb-fred

Rochester, NY

#37 Nov 3, 2011
Had L&R Oxford partials done in Feb 2008,the mobile bearing in the right dislocated in Sept 2009 but misdiagnosed until Dec 2009, revised to a total knee in Feb 2010. Now the left partial has been degrading for the past year. I know that this will also result in a revision to a total. Looking for a new surgeon after examining my xrays
post op 1st surgery - my joints look NOTHING like others I've seen (crooked). Like Dr. Smith used to say "Oh the pain, the pain".

Good luck to all of you out there with knee problems!
barry

Gadsden, AL

#38 Nov 12, 2011
had a pkr april of 2011 pain always if you sit it hurts if you stand it hurts dr.releast me to go back to work after 3 weeks is there something i can do?
Dianne Nichols

United States

#39 Nov 20, 2011
I had a TKR in 02. I was never able to extend my knee, it's like it's locked in place, along with an abcess that keeps coming up right under the knee. For years, I have been on antibotics, in horrible pain. Till this day, there are no answers for me. They even done a nuclear scan on this, and nothing.
Jeffrey McNabb

Bozeman, MT

#40 Dec 13, 2011
I had partial Oxford knee replacement at 57 yrs old - 10/2009 on right knee and 12/2009 on left knee; PT for 3 months & then on my own PT/exercise; I don't exercise enough but I do use the ellipitical, tread water, weight machines; I'm about 10 lbs overweight (6'5 1/2" 230 lbs); I've had no problems w/ the replacements; no swelling, some stiffness sometimes; still numb on opposite side, about the area of a dollar bill; sometimes some clicking but i had that with my original knees; I'm very pleased with Bridger Orthopedics in Bozeman, MT and Dr. Dan Gannon

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