Well here we are nearly 6 months post op I back on what I`d say is a up phase, had a 10 day holiday in the UK did alot of walking tending to get tired after 21/2 hours but my other half kept my walking straight and correctly. I also did most of the drive with a journey of 500mile plus with only 1 hour for the ferry no problems. I just started a new block of physio were we are working on a) walking corrrectly b) strength build up , so it on the treadmill and weights for me hope that rest of the "spring owners club" are all okay. Today is a holiday in German tradition is bike ride so it will be a few miles today no doubt with a pint or two .
Well, I am coming up to the six month point (it feels more like a year!!) op 13 Nov 12I can now play 18 holes of golf without too much trouble, which is a vast improvement on what it was like pre-op, biking is good, and very little problem with gym work. I still am nowhere near ready to return to the squash court. I have tried to play some light games, but always it is very sore for a few days afterwards. I will have to keep up strengthening for another two months before I try again. My new target has been revised from the original March to September - we shall see.As of right now, I am just better off than 6 months ago, and if the improvement continues, it will have been worth it - otherwise I will ask for a refund!!Dave
I had this operation at Spire Cheshire in February this year. I am just coming up to my three month check. I have had no real problem with flexibility having full ROM with a few weeks but I am having real problems with pain in my lower leg ,from the lower implant site downwards and also down the front of the shin. It is now a constant ache .Any twisting of the knee results in acute pain ,again around the lower implant area. Has anyone else had this problem ? Unfortunately the knee is more painful now than before the operation, just a different ( more intense) pain.
Right now KineSpring is not available in the US outside of a trial. As this current study is a phase 2 trial it probably won't be FDA approved and widely available in the US for another 5 years - at least according to the PA we spoke with. Given that timeline and the fact that we don't have the funds to pay cash for this elsewhere, my next question is just academic. Nonetheless, I'm really curious - does anyone have experience or know of success with KineSpring for grade 4 OA?
Hi - I have grade 3/4 medial OA and had the Kinespring fitted last year. It was a success and the pain has gone. It's also still in trial in the UK and as such I opted for this procedure knowing the study was not complete. Is no-one offering it as a trial in the US? There are a few US people posting on here who have had it done.