From time to time I post an e-patient request from someone who seeks information or a community of patients with a particular condition. This one is for a patient who had knee surgery in April, and it hasn’t gone well; current status is “Lots of pain, mood low, can’t walk well at all.” The history:
Patient is 56 years old, athletic male in good health.
Partial knee replacement performed April 12, 2013. Within four weeks he was back in surgery because of bleeding.
They retrofited the appliance June 7, sewed him up and sent him home within a week.
Started bleeding again in 3 weeks; arteriography now scheduled for July 12 w/ radiologist to find bleeding, (possibly). Two options anticipate: rest, wait, heal; and/or, full knee replacement.
Any advice, thoughts, experience?
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