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Smith & Nephew | JOURNEY Bi-Cruciate Stabilized Knee System

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Since: Jun 09

Acton, MA

#1 Jun 12, 2009
Im 38 and going in for my TKR next month in NH. Does anyone have any experience with this particular system? Would value your opinion. Thanks in advance
lapaz000

Chennai, India

#2 Feb 21, 2010
I just had BTKR Feb 4thLK Feb 9thRK 2010 using the Journey implant. I am sold on it and after reading much about it I would not settle for anything but. You are very young and this knee may last your life time and what it offers you no other implant does right now. It has been around for just over 3 years and had been used a lot on football players wanting to get back in the game. Not very many surgeons are qualified to use this implant as Smith and Nephew regulates that and a surgeon must meet their standards plus have special training. I was lucky to meet a Smith and Nephew Representative and talk personally to him about the implant. Have your doctor show you the implant and explain to you the differences to other implants. The material Oxinium is new to Knee implants so little is really known for actual long term performance but it is known that it's hardness and smoothness surpasses other implants. Smith and Nephew is the only manufacture that has this patent and the representative told me that it is in demand so they maybe selling off the patent so other companies will start using Oxinium.
Steve

Salt Lake City, UT

#3 Aug 7, 2010
lapaz000 wrote:
I just had BTKR Feb 4thLK Feb 9thRK 2010 using the Journey implant. I am sold on it and after reading much about it I would not settle for anything but. You are very young and this knee may last your life time and what it offers you no other implant does right now. It has been around for just over 3 years and had been used a lot on football players wanting to get back in the game. Not very many surgeons are qualified to use this implant as Smith and Nephew regulates that and a surgeon must meet their standards plus have special training. I was lucky to meet a Smith and Nephew Representative and talk personally to him about the implant. Have your doctor show you the implant and explain to you the differences to other implants. The material Oxinium is new to Knee implants so little is really known for actual long term performance but it is known that it's hardness and smoothness surpasses other implants. Smith and Nephew is the only manufacture that has this patent and the representative told me that it is in demand so they maybe selling off the patent so other companies will start using Oxinium.
Hey, just for the fun of it would you give me the name of just two people who are playing football with a Journey Bi-Cruciate Knee replacement? I am about 100% sure there is no one in the world playing football on any total knee replacement.
Jenny

Plummer, ID

#4 Sep 4, 2010
Hi , I have ask the doctor on the Journey knee
can you tell how you are doing now, I will have surgery in Oct, my doctor didn't recamand the Journey knee, I read all on it I would like it done, can you give me any information how you are doing now, thanks Jenny
Paul

Eau Claire, WI

#5 Sep 7, 2010
I blew up my knee playing football in 1968. Since then I've run over 50,000 miles. Finally, in 2008, my knee had become seriously deteriorated. I could run no more, and walking was a problem. I began a serious nation wide search for the best knee replacement. I began to hear of the Journey as I contacted various docs around the country. The more I learned, more convinced I became that the Journey was the right knee for me. After talking to many doctors and clinics, I chose St. Croix Orthopaedics in Stillwater, MN to do the surgery and install my new knee. My doc has done 150-200 a year since 2008. Surgery was April 27, 2010. I am absolutely thrilled with the results. I was back on my eliptical machine on Saturday after surgery on Tuesday. Walking around without crutches or cane within a week. It's now 4 + months since surgery and I'm walking 6 or more miles daily, golfing, doing whatever I want; basically it's like it was never injured. I've run some, and it feels fine (even though the doc said that running could eventually lead to problems since nothing is as good as the origional). My recommendation is to seek out a doc who has done lots of Journeys and have him do it. For me, it couldn't be better.
Paul

Eau Claire, WI

#6 Sep 7, 2010
I should add to the above post that I am pretty much of a fitness fanatic. As I said before, I was a runner and continued to run until I just could do it no longer. At that point I bought an eliptical machine and continued pounding out the miles. My point is that I went into the surgery in pretty decent shape. I'm sure that helped a great deal with my rehab. I'm 62 years old.
mindy53

Fort Payne, AL

#7 Sep 8, 2010
Paul wrote:
I blew up my knee playing football in 1968. Since then I've run over 50,000 miles. Finally, in 2008, my knee had become seriously deteriorated. I could run no more, and walking was a problem. I began a serious nation wide search for the best knee replacement. I began to hear of the Journey as I contacted various docs around the country. The more I learned, more convinced I became that the Journey was the right knee for me. After talking to many doctors and clinics, I chose St. Croix Orthopaedics in Stillwater, MN to do the surgery and install my new knee. My doc has done 150-200 a year since 2008. Surgery was April 27, 2010. I am absolutely thrilled with the results. I was back on my eliptical machine on Saturday after surgery on Tuesday. Walking around without crutches or cane within a week. It's now 4 + months since surgery and I'm walking 6 or more miles daily, golfing, doing whatever I want; basically it's like it was never injured. I've run some, and it feels fine (even though the doc said that running could eventually lead to problems since nothing is as good as the origional). My recommendation is to seek out a doc who has done lots of Journeys and have him do it. For me, it couldn't be better.
I had the Journey knee replacement in October 2008. Unfortunately mine did not turn out well--due to a mistake made by the doctor. He cut the MCL-and patched it up with an anchor suture which has since keloided making it impossible to get any range of motion beyond 30-40 %. As if that was nnot enough-this caused my knee to rotate out of alignment causing me much pain.I now take more medicine to keep the pain down. A new doctor says a new knee would probably not help. So I was forced to retire. Now the other knee needs replacement but I am too terrified to get it done. I also had multiple bilateral blood clots and a collasped lung. All I can recommend is that anyone thinking about this surgery be sure you get a competent doctor--mine needs to retire and stop butchering up people.
Pilot

United States

#8 Sep 15, 2010
I had the journey knee 4 months ago and could not be happier.
I love it. I did a lot of research and glad I did. Its powerful going up stairs and feels natural.
Not all knees are the same. Journey is the best posted knee out there.
Getting a good dr. is most important key to good outcome. Dr. Schubert in Dallas Tx does a lot of journey knees.. he is a stud.
Take care and good luck
MCM

Hampshire, IL

#9 Oct 11, 2010
I had the Journey Duece done a year ago on both knees and am still not able to return to work. The scar is longer than my neighbors with the total knee and I still have constant pain and can only stand about five minutes. While the X-rays look good, the patella does not track right, and I may need another surgery to correct that. I still have trouble going up stairs, one at a time, and it is painful to go down them. I rehab 6 days a week, but still got scar tissue in one leg. One is OK, but the other is not. If I walk a lot, I am in a lot of pain for about two days after wards. I am about to loose my choice to return to work. I developed hip bursitis and lower back pain, perhaps from the knee that is painful to move. The device itself is OK, but in my case perhaps a total knee would have been better.
Mindy

Boaz, AL

#10 Oct 11, 2010
So sorry your rehab has not went well--as I said earlier mine did not go well either due to the MCL being cut and patched. That scar tissue is the hardest thing to get over. I hope if you keep rehabbing things will get better. Getting a new knee will not help me thought-looks like I need a new MCl--and due to other complications--this is out of the question. So I have to take Tramadol every day-which helps me keep going. I lost my choice to go back to work and retired from the State-which I did not want to do. I learned money is not everything--and have learned to live on less On top of this-I my other knee is bone-on -bone--I didnt give up easily--I do what I can and I still made it to the Boardwalk in Wildwood-New Jersey -wheelchair - had a wonderful time anyway--so stay encouraged and never give up--take care--
cindy

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Jun 14, 2011
Paul wrote:
I blew up my knee playing football in 1968. Since then I've run over 50,000 miles. Finally, in 2008, my knee had become seriously deteriorated. I could run no more, and walking was a problem. I began a serious nation wide search for the best knee replacement. I began to hear of the Journey as I contacted various docs around the country. The more I learned, more convinced I became that the Journey was the right knee for me. After talking to many doctors and clinics, I chose St. Croix Orthopaedics in Stillwater, MN to do the surgery and install my new knee. My doc has done 150-200 a year since 2008. Surgery was April 27, 2010. I am absolutely thrilled with the results. I was back on my eliptical machine on Saturday after surgery on Tuesday. Walking around without crutches or cane within a week. It's now 4 + months since surgery and I'm walking 6 or more miles daily, golfing, doing whatever I want; basically it's like it was never injured. I've run some, and it feels fine (even though the doc said that running could eventually lead to problems since nothing is as good as the origional). My recommendation is to seek out a doc who has done lots of Journeys and have him do it. For me, it couldn't be better.
what doctor did your surgery?
cindy

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Jun 14, 2011
What is the name of the doctor that did your surgery?
mindy53

Birmingham, AL

#13 Jun 14, 2011
What was the doctor 's name that MCM used-now my other knee needs replacing--
Over 70

Watertown, MA

#14 Jun 14, 2011
I had bilateral TKR with the Smith & Nephew Journey in April 2010. The functionality is phenomenal - I have 140 degree flex in both knees and can kneel with comfort. I can walk easily, pain free, on flat ground. Problem is both knees still hurt going up and down stairs and getting up and down out of a chair. The pain has lessened over time but 14 months later I'm still taking tramadol. I'm being patient because it gets better very slowly month by month. The Smith & Nephew web site has a list of recommended doctors.
Shirley

Tunkhannock, PA

#15 Jun 14, 2011
I must be the only one totally confused about how to see the last postings on knee replacements. Why did you change the format? I have no idea how to view the most recent comments. I don't care about 2008 surgeries. I want to meet the people that decide to change what works.
lubo

Varna, Bulgaria

#16 Jul 7, 2011
is there anybody who can sit on his/her knees like a japanes people
lubo

Varna, Bulgaria

#17 Jul 7, 2011
after TKR whit jorney sistem
lubo

Varna, Bulgaria

#18 Jul 7, 2011
or how much maximum can be bend
wanda

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Aug 17, 2011
Paul wrote:
I blew up my knee playing football in 1968. Since then I've run over 50,000 miles. Finally, in 2008, my knee had become seriously deteriorated. I could run no more, and walking was a problem. I began a serious nation wide search for the best knee replacement. I began to hear of the Journey as I contacted various docs around the country. The more I learned, more convinced I became that the Journey was the right knee for me. After talking to many doctors and clinics, I chose St. Croix Orthopaedics in Stillwater, MN to do the surgery and install my new knee. My doc has done 150-200 a year since 2008. Surgery was April 27, 2010. I am absolutely thrilled with the results. I was back on my eliptical machine on Saturday after surgery on Tuesday. Walking around without crutches or cane within a week. It's now 4 + months since surgery and I'm walking 6 or more miles daily, golfing, doing whatever I want; basically it's like it was never injured. I've run some, and it feels fine (even though the doc said that running could eventually lead to problems since nothing is as good as the origional). My recommendation is to seek out a doc who has done lots of Journeys and have him do it. For me, it couldn't be better.
I am considering this group, would you share with me the name if your surgeon?
wanda

Minneapolis, MN

#20 Aug 17, 2011
Hi Paul, I am considering this group and would be interested in knowing which Surgeon you choose. You sound like a very successful case. I wouldn't expect to walk 6 miles a day, considering I never have but sure would enjoy a few times around the block. Thanks for your comments, it helps to know all one can about the procedures.

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