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Jim

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Oct 1, 2007
 
I spoke to my OS today and he uses the "Vanguard™ Complete Knee System" by Biomet. Has anyone ever heard of this comapany and have any thoughts?

http://www.biomet.com/patients/vanguard_compl...

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Jim
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Middleboro, MA

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Dec 4, 2007
 
Jim wrote:
I spoke to my OS today and he uses the "Vanguard™ Complete Knee System" by Biomet. Has anyone ever heard of this comapany and have any thoughts?
http://www.biomet.com/patients/vanguard_compl...
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Jim
i wanted the rotating platform my os suggested the biomet vangaurd said it was better for my active life style.
Jeff

Salem, OH

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Jan 10, 2008
 

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Regarding Jim's question about Biomet, they have been one of the fastest growing orthopaedic implant manufacturers since the early 80's and have implant designs based upon solid engineering expertise. The Vanguard design incorporates the latest in Biomet's total knee development and allows a true custom fitting to each patient with it's broad size range options. I am in the industry and would tell you I know personally of many happy patients with Vanguard components and it is obvious your OS is most comfortable with it as well. Good luck, hope this helps.
Carl

Springfield, MO

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Mar 18, 2010
 

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I had a knee replacement using this in 2008. And am still having A LOT of pain with it. My OS isn't giving me a straight answer as to what could be causing the pain. Has anyone else had a problem like this after having the knee replacement? I weigh 130 pounds and am 5'7"
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Jim

Geneva, NY

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Apr 6, 2010
 
are you sure you don't work for the company? thank you for your UNBIASED response.
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Regarding Jim's question about Biomet, they have been one of the fastest growing orthopaedic implant manufacturers since the early 80's and have implant designs based upon solid engineering expertise. The Vanguard design incorporates the latest in Biomet's total knee development and allows a true custom fitting to each patient with it's broad size range options. I am in the industry and would tell you I know personally of many happy patients with Vanguard components and it is obvious your OS is most comfortable with it as well. Good luck, hope this helps.
Jim

Geneva, NY

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Apr 6, 2010
 

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this is a relatively new implant and system with little to no clinical history. you would be better off looking into an implant system that has a proven history.

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I had a knee replacement using this in 2008. And am still having A LOT of pain with it. My OS isn't giving me a straight answer as to what could be causing the pain. Has anyone else had a problem like this after having the knee replacement? I weigh 130 pounds and am 5'7"
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Marie

Freehold, NJ

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Oct 28, 2010
 
Carl wrote:
I had a knee replacement using this in 2008. And am still having A LOT of pain with it. My OS isn't giving me a straight answer as to what could be causing the pain. Has anyone else had a problem like this after having the knee replacement? I weigh 130 pounds and am 5'7"
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I had my knee replaced in Feb 2010 & I've been in pain everyday. My Doctor also has not given me a straight answer. I've had two knee minipulations and it's the same pain 24/7. I really don't know what to do.
Jonathan

Fishers, IN

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Nov 12, 2010
 
I'm 10 weeks Post-Op with the Vanguard system using the Signature Series procedure. I'm very pleased thus far with my results. I'm still having minor pain around the kneecap and I'm yet to get to 0 degrees on my extension, but my flex is over 120 degrees. Based on the research I've found so far, I can expect to have pain for at least 8-10 months. I'm going to schedule my next surgery for my other leg for March next year. I'm 45 and was originally told to wait 5 years for a traditional replacement. I then found Biomet and went to a seminar and was sold on it. Time will only tell if this is a true success... but I'm content at this point. Good luck to everyone.
Debby

Orange Park, FL

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Nov 16, 2010
 
I had a total Vanguard Biomet knee replacement 3 months ago. I couldn't be happier. My range of motion is excellent. My OS stated it was 10% surgeon and 90% rehab/patient. Anyone still having pain should be getting a second opinion.
Glenn

New Holland, PA

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Nov 16, 2010
 

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Marie wrote:
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I had my knee replaced in Feb 2010 & I've been in pain everyday. My Doctor also has not given me a straight answer. I've had two knee minipulations and it's the same pain 24/7. I really don't know what to do.
I had both knees replaced in Feb. 2006 with Biomet Replacements I don;t know what happened but I have been in pain ever since the replacements Dr. Christopher Lyons seems dumbfounded when trying to give me an answer He thinks he is Gods Gift to Man and never makes a dam mistake but he sure made a big mistake on me and now I have to live with it He really doesn't seem to care As far as he is concerned he did the job right. Does anyone know do other people have problems with Biomet Knee replacements?
Gator

Quincy, MA

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Nov 25, 2010
 
My first Biomet surgery was back in 2004 but since then, I have had Total Knee Revision in 2007 and I am now awaiting another Total Knee. The first surgery left one leg significantly longer than the other and caused multiple musculoskeletal issues. Do to poor workmanship by the Surgeon's Assistant, I spit out a few internal stitches causing the leg to get infected a month post-op. I have no faith in Doctors anymore and have back, hip and knee pain ever day.
Dolores

Pahrump, NV

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Dec 2, 2010
 
I am 74 and had the Vanguard Biomet double total knee replacement in May 2010 and have real good luck with it. Have no trouble walking. They knees hurt a little getting up and down off low furniture,but they told me it takes about a year for the nerves and eveything to heal. I am happy with mine.
Marie

Jackson, NJ

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Dec 3, 2010
 
I've gone bak to the Dr's for another visit. He really doesn't know why I'm in pain, he sent me to a pain mag. Dr. I went just to see what he had to say & all he had were a lot of pills that would take the pain away BUT WHY do I have pain? No answers. Now my Dr wants me to hang in til Feb. that will make it a year. I hope he's right & I wake up pain free. I'm just very unhappy about what this knee replacement has done to me & the quality of my life. I'm no better then I was before my knee replacement.
Hardy

Coeur D Alene, ID

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Dec 9, 2010
 
I had a Biomet total knee replacement done in June, 2003 when I was 53 years old. Approximately 5 months later I had a "manipulation" done because my range of motion was poor and I had quite a bit of pain. Shortly after that I went to the VA and they had the new (at that time) digital imaging XRay machine that had much better resolution. They found that the femur connection had come loose. The OS denied this and requested I wait things out. I went to a Spokane, WA ortho surgeon for a second opinion and had a total revision done in April, 2004. He found not only a loose femoral bone connection but also the wrong size had been put in. He replaced it with a Zimmer and I have had pain and associated hip and low back problems since then. I now walk with a serious limp and with the aid of two canes attached to my forearms.
David

Louisville, KY

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Dec 16, 2010
 
Jim wrote:
I spoke to my OS today and he uses the "Vanguard™ Complete Knee System" by Biomet. Has anyone ever heard of this comapany and have any thoughts?
http://www.biomet.com/patients/vanguard_compl...
Thanks,
Jim
Jim,
I had both knees replaced with Biomet knees. I researched this for several years before deciding. Riding bikes is passion and I have been able to resume all activities full steam ahead. One thing I learned in all of this, let your MD decide which product to use.
David

Louisville, KY

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#17
Dec 16, 2010
 
I have had both knees replaced with the VanGuard Biomet knee. The first in '08 and the second in '10. Both knees have done tremendous. I cycle outdoors in warm weather and spin in the winter. I push myself very hard and my new knees have not disappointed. I will add that I was in good shape before the surgery(s) and busted my butt through out the rehab process. I was quick to recover generally around 4 weeks to begin spin class. Everyone is different and even both my knees healed differently. Best decision I have made is to have boht knees replaced.
Keith

Fort Myers, FL

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Dec 18, 2010
 
Jim wrote:
I spoke to my OS today and he uses the "Vanguard™ Complete Knee System" by Biomet. Has anyone ever heard of this comapany and have any thoughts?
http://www.biomet.com/patients/vanguard_compl...
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Jim
I've got two of them, one at the end of August and the 2nd last Monday. No problems with either one. kk
jerry gadawski

Buffalo, NY

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Jan 18, 2011
 
Carl wrote:
I had a knee replacement using this in 2008. And am still having A LOT of pain with it. My OS isn't giving me a straight answer as to what could be causing the pain. Has anyone else had a problem like this after having the knee replacement? I weigh 130 pounds and am 5'7"
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i had my knee done two years ago have swelling now, pain on right side and front.-ray shows thin space in the lower section. i have a lot of clunking and noise in the knee. Doctor drains up fuild but says the knee is fine. Fine to him but hurts me can't walk a lot with swelling
jerry gadawski

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Jan 18, 2011
 

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knee has clunking and grinding, pain on right side and swelling after two years. I think it sucks.

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Mike Smith

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I had this knee replacement done on Jan 12.2010 and have had nothing but trouble with mine since I got it. My knee pain has worsen since I got this done than before. My knee actually moves from side to side and makes a awful grinding sound and pops in and out as well. I have not been able to resume work since the surgery. I was in construction climbing up and down ladders all day and my doctor says that nothing is wrong as well that it just takes time. My knee still swells up like a balloon and I am having to take pain medicine all the time since the surgery. I wish that I had never had this done. I walk with a limp now and use a cane. I am only 47 years old. I know something is wrong but my doctor want believe me. I would not recommend this knee.
Thanks, Mike

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