My mom has been in pain since 2001. She had a total knee replacement and the doc put the knee in wrong. Her leg was malrotated. Well, she went through alot of physical therepy and nothing helped. These doctors just didn't seem to care! She ended up going back to a different doctor and he took the knee out and did it right. Then, months after that surgery and tons of more physical therepy, she ended up getting a strep infection in her leg. She really could have died. The doc was saying he may have to take her leg, but instead put a rod in and yet again "fixed the leg". My mom is still in alot of pain and now at high risk for infection. If the first doctor had done his job right, none of this would be going on! She has tried to sue, but no one will take the case, mainly because everyone is buddy buddy with this moron. I don't know if she will be in pain for the rest of her life, but I wish someone could help sue to atleast make up for medical bills. My poor mom has been through alot. This did not have to happen...
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replied December 16th, 2006
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Re: Knee Surgery And Infection
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my mom has been in pain since 2001. She had a total knee replacement and the doc put the knee in wrong. Her leg was malrotated. Well, she went through alot of physical therepy and nothing helped. These doctors just didn't seem to care! She ended up going back to a different doctor and he took the knee out and did it right. Then, months after that surgery and tons of more physical therepy, she ended up getting a strep infection in her leg. She really could have died. The doc was saying he may have to take her leg, but instead put a rod in and yet again "fixed the leg". My mom is still in alot of pain and now at high risk for infection. If the first doctor had done his job right, none of this would be going on! She has tried to sue, but no one will take the case, mainly because everyone is buddy buddy with this person. I don't know if she will be in pain for the rest of her life, but I wish someone could help sue to atleast make up for medical bills. My poor mom has been through alot. This did not have to happen...


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