Misaligned Knee Replacement

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I had Knee Replacement in 2/00 but have been told in recent months that the joint is misaligned by 15 degrees. This value was taken from X-rays.Is there anyway to realign the knee????

-- Bill Harrison (bill6895@aol.com), May 03, 2001


It is difficult to determine what is meant by "misaligned by 15" without examining you and seeing the x-rays. However, 15 malalignment in a total knee replacement would seem to be quite a large malalignment. If this is, in fact, the truth, the only way to achieve proper alignment of the knee replacement would be revision surgery. I think the best course of action in your case is to seek a second opinion. If you are in the Baltimore area, please feel free to contact my office at (410)532-4730, ext. 202.

-- Marc W. Hungerford, M.D. (mhunger@jhmi.edu), August 13, 2001.

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