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possible tainted tendon implant?

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  • Posted By: snowflyer
  • March 8, 2008
  • 10:27 PM

I had previously posted the following description of my husband's symptoms:

My husband has been experiencing several symptoms over the 2 years that have been increasing in severity and frequency: numbness/tingling in hands and feet, pain behind 1 eye and an eye tick, redness/discoloration of toes, differences in temperature of hands to the touch (1 feels cold while the other does not), neck pain, and loss of hair on his lower legs. He has been to several doctors and ruled out any orthopedic issue with his neck or back, lyme disease and MS. One doctor suggested thoracic outlet syndrome and basically told him to take pain meds or live with it. However, this is clearly not realistic.

Subsequent to this posting, he went to his PCP who believes there may be a connection between a tendon implant he received to repair an ACL tear and his symptoms as the symptoms began appearing after the surgery. Immediately after the surgery, he developed an infection in his leg and was hospitalized to receive a course of IV antibiotics.

Any thoughts on if it is possible to experience these symptoms from a tendon implanted from a cadaver? Any websites you can refer me to? Thank you for the help!

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