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Any update on your progress DB? Iím curious, did the procedure reduce crepitus in your knee?
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Thank you for your response!  The leg weights is a great idea.  I am encouraged by your first LR surgery.  Your second one sounds like a total nightmare.  I am so sorry that happened to you.  I am hoping and praying this one is successful for me so I don't have to do another, bigger surgery.  The more they cut around in there, the more chance something big will get messed up.   :(  Hoping you get your issues figured out without too much more pain, time, and expense.
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Hi, first of all allow me to thank you for allowing me join and be part of the forum. Iíll try and keep my first post brief. Iím currently going through a rough patch partially due to my knee and other circumstances. This has brought me to exploring antidepressants, specifically cymbalta. It claims to be a pain killer for such things as osteoarthritis as well as an antidepressant. Has anyone had any experience with it? Good, bad?
My next question has to due with OATS surgery. I apologize for not know the exact specifics of my knee condition (size of condyle defect etc.) but did have a recent MRI which my ortho was happy about. Iíve been treating my condition for the past 5 years with synvisc and PRP injections every 6 months while also having bone marrow stem cells injected 1 year ago. That allowed me to lead a semi normal active life until recently. My original injury consisted of a partially torn ACL, PCL, the joint effusion and I already had patellar tracking issues. All of this was discovered after my first knee surgery on my left knee which was just a scope. Is OATS a possible solution to prolong a replacement and does anything rule me out for the surgery?
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Thank you for your response!  The leg weights is a great idea.  I am encouraged by your first LR surgery.  Your second one sounds like a total nightmare.  I am so sorry that happened to you.  I am hoping and praying this one is successful for me so I don't have to do another, bigger surgery.  The more they cut around in there, the more chance something big will get messed up.  :(  Hoping you get your issues figured out without too much more pain, time, and expense.

At only 6 weeks it's possible the doctor didn't ruin you.  I think you'll have a better idea at 3 mos.  Keep work on building the quad, purchase some leg weights on amazon, that was always my bread and butter.

As for my personal story, I had a lateral release done 3 years ago.  I knew it was successful within 1 week and could basically run a half marathon at 2 weeks.  However, most recently, I had lateral and medial releases done to both knees (didn't consent to it and am currently working on suing the guy).  At 2 mos post op I lost the ability to ride a bike.  At 3 mos post op I lost the ability to use the elliptical without pain.  Keep in mind, I could run before surgery.  The releases completely destablized my patellas and chondromalacia has gotten so much worse.  The patella and the underlying trochlea need appropriate tension to nourish the cartilage.  Without the tension, it gets soft.  Soft is no good.

But as I said before, still prob too soon to know.  I've had some periods where it felt like my left knee was giving out early.  That has basically gone away.  Keep trying to build the quad.  The best workout I've had for my quads has been lower leg extensions.  Sit on a bed, place some leg weights on your foot, and then straighten the leg.  The freeweights you can buy on amazon are the best.  Machines (IMHO) are not good for the joints as they lock them in position. 

I wish you well, I really hope you don't end up in my boat.  I fully anticipate underoing full-blown LPFL and MPFL reconstruction on both knees within 12 mos.  F.M.L.  Take Care
-Bill
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The patello-femoral joint / Re: PFPS - 1 step forward...10 steps back!!
« Last post by Vickster on July 19, 2018, 08:30:45 PM »
Iíve not taken diclofenac for years. Always made me feel a bit sick. No side effects with the Celebrex taken with the omeprazole
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Quizzes, games & fun contests / Re: Word game
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Quizzes, games & fun contests / Re: Word game
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The patello-femoral joint / Re: PFPS - 1 step forward...10 steps back!!
« Last post by STRONG UK on July 19, 2018, 06:47:39 PM »
Hi Vickster - I am assuming you're in the UK too? I Celebrex any better than Diclo for pain relief and reducing inflammation or pretty much the same? I remember from past experience Naproxen did not work great for me either.
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Quizzes, games & fun contests / Re: Word game
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