The Custom Fit Knee by OtisMed may Re...
Daiseysmom

Cherry Tree, PA

#246 Feb 27, 2012
Teri, Thank you for your good wishes. After having a successful left knee custom fit, I am going to continue having faith in God & my surgeon. I appreciate Chris's comments too but, my surgeon has too many successes not to trust him. I will keep u posted how everything works out. God bless
dtgt rhode island

North Scituate, RI

#247 Feb 27, 2012
Have been reading these pages because I am one of the unfortunate ones. I recieved a knee replacement in 2009 and have had nothing but trouble from the beginning. My knee has been diagnosed as being loose and also the alignment is off. This was the opinion of the second surgeon that I was sent to by the first. I am in Rhode Island and I noticed you are in MA so I was wondering if you would tell me who your surgeon was as I am looking for a third opinion before I decide to do a revision. I am undecided whether it is the devise or the surgoen; although the second surgeon wants to use a different device.
Otis poster girl wrote:
My surgeon calls me the poster girl as I had two Otis knee replacements, 3 mos. apart in 2008, one in July, one in October. I had no problems at all in my recovery and today am doing very well. Last summer I was cautious about doing some boating and beaching but this year, it is easy.
I had injured both knees years ago, one from aerobics, one from tennis and then arthritis kicked in. I have no pain but sometimes in the damp weather, I may be slightly uncomfortable and if so I will take 1 Ibprophen. I did my exercises as I was told and completed my therapy. I attend a water jogging/exercise class at the Y 3 times weekly, all but summer when I am at the beach full time. I would suggest that some of you people complaining about your pain go into a water class. There is NO stress in your joints doing this and you will feel good about yourself plus your doctor will highly approve of this idea. Just ask him. I am 69, not old, not young. Good luck.
Chris

East Northport, NY

#248 Mar 3, 2012
dtgt rhode island wrote:
Have been reading these pages because I am one of the unfortunate ones. I recieved a knee replacement in 2009 and have had nothing but trouble from the beginning. My knee has been diagnosed as being loose and also the alignment is off. This was the opinion of the second surgeon that I was sent to by the first. I am in Rhode Island and I noticed you are in MA so I was wondering if you would tell me who your surgeon was as I am looking for a third opinion before I decide to do a revision. I am undecided whether it is the devise or the surgoen; although the second surgeon wants to use a different device.
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I would write to the Stryker Legal department and ask them about OtisMed and Triathlon. Mahwah NJ---Get their advice.
Daiseysmom

Clearfield, PA

#249 Jun 14, 2012
To Teri, Well I had my custom fit right knee done on April 5th this year. Here it is 10 weeks later & I am bending 137 degrees. It's still aching but, less & less each day. I hope all is well with you & you have found A good Doctor who has taken care of the problem.Knee replacements are not for wimps(although I can be a cry baby)but, after my 2nd successful one the only thing I can say is I'm glad I don't have 3 legs because I don't think I'd go thru this again!! God bless
Teri

Wilmington, DE

#250 Jun 14, 2012
Daiseysmom wrote:
To Teri, Well I had my custom fit right knee done on April 5th this year. Here it is 10 weeks later & I am bending 137 degrees. It's still aching but, less & less each day. I hope all is well with you & you have found A good Doctor who has taken care of the problem.Knee replacements are not for wimps(although I can be a cry baby)but, after my 2nd successful one the only thing I can say is I'm glad I don't have 3 legs because I don't think I'd go thru this again!! God bless
Hello Diaseysmom, so glad to hear that you are doing well. I never did follow up yet--I'm not in severe pain--that's when I'll think about doing something about it. As you say, knee replacements are not for wimps--so, I'll grin and bear for awhile. it some days are better than others and it is definitely not as painful as it was. I am now about 4 years out from my knee replacement. Keep at it, and I wish you much success.
Daiseysmom

Clearfield, PA

#251 Jun 14, 2012
Thanks Teri, I wish you all the best too
Sandy

La Mesa, CA

#253 Jul 4, 2012
Had both my knees done with otismed. Severe pain and instability my doctor it's because I lost 5 pounds. Hahahah. I am five foot six and weigh 125 pounds my knees give out sideways it's the product
Teri

Wilmington, DE

#254 Jul 4, 2012
Sandy wrote:
Had both my knees done with otismed. Severe pain and instability my doctor it's because I lost 5 pounds. Hahahah. I am five foot six and weigh 125 pounds my knees give out sideways it's the product
Hi Sandy, It's NOT because you lost 5 pounds. If your knees give out sideways, it 'may'? be the product, or it MAY be that the surgeon is totally incompetent, or a combination of both. I would definitely seek a second opinion and soon, your problem sounds like it could be dangerous to you. Good luck to you, and keep the site posted.
Sandy

United States

#255 Jul 22, 2012
Stryker rep was in operating room but never reported an adverse event for the Otis knee in 2005
Teri

Wilmington, DE

#256 Jul 24, 2012
Hi Sandy, What was a Stryker Rep doing in the operating room?? Was he instructing the surgeon on OtisMed procedure?? Seriously, does this seems a bit unusual to anyone else? Sandy, was your surgeon well known for his expertise in this area of knee replacement prior to getting onboard with the OtisMed procedure? Did you ever get a second opinion about your knee instability?
Sandy

United States

#257 Aug 3, 2012
Teri wrote:
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Hi Sandy, It's NOT because you lost 5 pounds. If your knees give out sideways, it 'may'? be the product, or it MAY be that the surgeon is totally incompetent, or a combination of both. I would definitely seek a second opinion and soon, your problem sounds like it could be dangerous to you. Good luck to you, and keep the site posted.
I have a second opinion august 7th currently the right knee goes out toward the inside and locks the left knee get stuck the same way and I am in excruciating pain until I hear the loud pop
Sandy

United States

#258 Aug 3, 2012
Teri wrote:
Hi Sandy, What was a Stryker Rep doing in the operating room?? Was he instructing the surgeon on OtisMed procedure?? Seriously, does this seems a bit unusual to anyone else? Sandy, was your surgeon well known for his expertise in this area of knee replacement prior to getting onboard with the OtisMed procedure? Did you ever get a second opinion about your knee instability?
The doctor is a renowned Stryker surgeon and wrote the surgical protocol for the EIUS knee
Sandy

United States

#259 Aug 18, 2012
Orthopedic rep was in the operating room on 6 occasions when knee was revised yet never made an adverse event report
Teri

Wilmington, DE

#260 Aug 20, 2012
Sandy, The posting before you said that you were going for a second opinion on Aug 7. Did you go? What did the second doc say?
Are you still around? Let us all know, as I am sure I am not the only one following these postings. Take care, and well wishes.
Terry

Secaucus, NJ

#261 Sep 5, 2012
This could be a shock but if it does happened then we should put extra precaution about surgical implants such as the cases that can be found at the www.depuyhiprecallcenter.com
Sandy

Miami, FL

#262 Sep 5, 2012
Finally went to a new doctor. Nothing he can do the mu.tipple surgeries have damaged me I most live in pain and locking until either of the knees completely break the bone the bone scan should massive cell acitivity in the bone
Sandy

United States

#263 Sep 8, 2012
Hurting so bad today right knee went out 5 times yesterday took 30 minutes one time to get it back in place
Huntingandmoon

Hummelstown, PA

#264 Sep 9, 2012
Well, I saw OS#5 in June for the ongoing pain and instability after my right TKR. I've been suffering for almost five years even after an exchange to a thicker liner. He is younger than the other OS's I've seen and he has a fellowship under his belt. Finally, I found an OS who listens, takes everything in and then offers a plan. I told this young man that OS#4 felt my pain and instability of the knee was coming from my back. He did a diagnostic injection (lidocaine) to see if my knee pain dissipated & how it felt going up/down a staircase. I had no pain whatsoever doing the stairs...it was wonderful. In talking with him, I asked if he uses the Otis Med Custom Cutting Guides. He told me he just stopped using them because the measurements were always off and he had to redo them. Well, I wasn't going to miss the opportunity to tell him what OS#1 told me.
I relayed that I asked OS#1 if the implant was in correctly and was told he did what the computer told him to do. I then asked him if he checked what the computer told him to do - his reply was "nah, there pretty accurate". The look he gave to his nurse said it all. That's when he told me he's taking the whole implant out and replacing it with something entirely different, Smith and Nephews' Legion. I'm scheduled this Tuesday, 9/11 (awful date, I know) for a total revision. Surgery will last 2-3 hours and recovery about the same as the primary TKR. I trust him and feel safe but I still worry if this is going to work. Normal feelings after all I've been through but can't shake the nerves. I will post after the surgery as soon as I can.
Diana
Martin

London, UK

#265 Sep 10, 2012
Huntingandmoon wrote:
Well, I saw OS#5 in June for the ongoing pain and instability after my right TKR. I've been suffering for almost five years even after an exchange to a thicker liner. He is younger than the other OS's I've seen and he has a fellowship under his belt. Finally, I found an OS who listens, takes everything in and then offers a plan. I told this young man that OS#4 felt my pain and instability of the knee was coming from my back. He did a diagnostic injection (lidocaine) to see if my knee pain dissipated & how it felt going up/down a staircase. I had no pain whatsoever doing the stairs...it was wonderful. In talking with him, I asked if he uses the Otis Med Custom Cutting Guides. He told me he just stopped using them because the measurements were always off and he had to redo them. Well, I wasn't going to miss the opportunity to tell him what OS#1 told me.
I relayed that I asked OS#1 if the implant was in correctly and was told he did what the computer told him to do. I then asked him if he checked what the computer told him to do - his reply was "nah, there pretty accurate". The look he gave to his nurse said it all. That's when he told me he's taking the whole implant out and replacing it with something entirely different, Smith and Nephews' Legion. I'm scheduled this Tuesday, 9/11 (awful date, I know) for a total revision. Surgery will last 2-3 hours and recovery about the same as the primary TKR. I trust him and feel safe but I still worry if this is going to work. Normal feelings after all I've been through but can't shake the nerves. I will post after the surgery as soon as I can.
Diana
Hi Diana,

Good luck for tomorrow the nervous waiting is nearly over, I’m sure everything will go fine, as you already know it’s the first week that is the worst after that it’s just bloody hard work and waiting.
I am really glad that you have found an OS that you feel safe with that is the most important thing, most people will say that an experienced OS is vital but we know better than that don’t we!!!!!!!!
Don’t forget my motto:“Time is on our side“. Slowly, slowly does it, don’t let those PT’ers bully you and push you around too much, keep the cane close by just in case!!!
I look forward to your posts when you are feeling better.

Cheers,(Your fellow Geek) Martin
Teri

Wilmington, DE

#266 Sep 10, 2012
Hello Diana, Good Luck tomorrow! I hope that this new surgery returns you to a good-active and pain-free life. I'll be thinking about you. Please let us all know how you made out and your progress when you are able. Take care,
Kind regards,
Teri

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