Knee fusion or reinstallation of prothesis and tendonm implant : LUSENET : About Joints : One Thread

Both knees replaced March---right patella tendon failed in rehab----tendon repaired----same tendon failed again in another rehab---cadaver tendon implant installed---progress good for 14 weeks---then infection discovered---another operation removed prothesis and implant and cleaned out infection-- pain spasms caused knee to bend---back to operating and knee straightened and cast installed----six weeks of intravenous injection of antibiotics. Patient is 77 years old and has had Parkinsons for about three years---under control---must decide whether to have a knee fusion or reinstall prothesis and implant in late November

-- John Edgar Seavy (, November 15, 2004

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