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I read on your website that reasons for replacement are chronic pain, arthritis and damage. I have lived with this since 2004 in both knees. Also in the past few years I have experienced chronic pain in my hips. I am in able to lift my right leg now.
I have seen “chad” twice and was told if it’s not broke we don’t fix it. He now denies saying it , but my husband was with me and heard it. Second visit to Dr Brown, he pretty much had the same opinion. More like Sorry but you don’t qualify So that was a dead end. Still unable to raise my leg and the swelling from below the knee to the thigh is steadily getting worse.
I did see Dr. Robinson andhad injection which raises my blood sugar to almost 500. So injections are iffy at best. But Dr Robinson did xrays and discovered I have multiple bone spurs in the back of both knees.
Sadly she told me she would not do surgery unless I lose weight. For her information I have lost100 lbs. I am both offended and appalled that I would be refused medical care because her opinion is I am too fat for surgery. I feel like this is discrimination. Obviously she didn’t know how much I have lost. But more than that I don’t think someone’s weight should decide if they get needed medical care.
Because of this I will seek care elsewhere.
Every orthopedic doctor at UVA I have dealt with on this issue has had an extremely poor bedside manner and are abrupt and rude. Some are more cocky but they all have the “I am the authority and I don’t have time for you “ attitude
I wish it had been different.
We’re really sorry to hear about this experience and will share this feedback with our orthopedic team. You may want to reach out to our patient representatives so they can look into your concerns further — they can be reached at 434.924.8315 or [email protected].
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