- CASE FILE
Severe pain and swelling in left leg due to 3 full knee replacements. May possibly be this new superbug
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
Left knee is always swollen and warm. My leg up to my thigh is also swollen. Have a hard time walking. Right knee is a partial replacement and the scar is what hurts the most. I am in severe pain 24/7.Find it hard to sleep through the night. Can not walk without using a cane. Because of walking with a severe limp it has caused major issues in my hip as well as my back.
Both knees were replaced with gold-plated parts. I have had steroid injections done and also had the nerves burned in the left knee to try and relieve some of the pain with no luck. The last option I am told is to amputate if a reason can't be found as to why I am having these issues. I was also told that it might be this new superbug that was discovered but I can't afford the testing that needs to be done because I am on disability.I really don't want to lose my leg PLEASE help me. 1st left knee replacement 8/30/11, 2nd 9/11/12, 3rd 9/28/17. 1st partial on right knee 3/23/17 2nd 12/5/17.