Author Topic: Has anyone undergone Dr Saw Khay Yong's Subchondral Drilling+PBPC+HA procedure?  (Read 8876 times)

Offline Bardlas

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Hi Vlad,

I have read your posts and hope you are recovering well! I am in a similar situation (have posted my story in some earlier threads) with my medial meniscus and in the process of making the right decision for myself. I am curious what Dr. Broyles is doing with your meniscus? If nothing is placed would not it negate the whole purpose of regenerating cartilage.

Get well soon and keep us posted.

Bardlas.

Offline Vlad

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I posted the whole story (pre and post op) on this thread: http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?topic=67675.0
Please ask there, as to not hijack this thread which is about Dr Saw.
10/2016 - meniscus tear, mild arthritis right knee

Offline Mayou

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Healingup, I am going to answer you here as I am still not allowed to send emails. It took me about 1.5 years before I could do stairs painfree again. 10 months post-op I could do more than you from what I read, but I guess that differs from person to person. Take care

Offline MaximuZ

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Hello everyone, my operation at KLSMC was 15 months ago - lateral side grade 4 kissing lesions, medial plica exision, a bit of drilling on medial trochlea, osteophyte removal and lateral release.
I'm still in the process of recovery, no pain or discomfort after drilling, ROM is -3 and 140. The biggest problem for me is lateral release, i still feel like kneecap is in wrong place and have maltracking problems. I was unable to walk with normal gait for year - had locking there during bending after full extension. And still lateral release site is tight and pulls kneecap down and laterally, now i am able to do elliptical, trademill without limping, but still kneecap tightens up after activities, it is no more tilted but sits more lateral on operated leg after LR than on healthy one and i doubt it will be back to normal position. Also i feel my pelvic and hip stucks in external rotation and painful areas there - i beleive it is direct result of changed knee biomechanics after LR. Cartilage is growing - full thickness on Femur at 10 months and partial on tibia and trochlea. Now can walk small distances up to 1km, but it is still feels weird, also can do upstairs almost normally, downstairs are still not easy but no pain at all. Muscles are getting stronger and stronger cause i do lots of physio at home and in gym : different bed exercices including core and back ones, lots of stretches for lower body, balances on 1 leg, wobble board, loading exercices, bycycle, elliptical, trademill, gonna start walking with nordic sticks in 1-2 months. Situation is improving but very slowly, first year was brutal but not painful, maybe just wrong expectations.
              Mayou, i read all your posts, could you tell some more about your expirience ? When did you stop to ice your knee ? Did you have LR ? What is your activity level now in common life and maybe some sports ? How does your knee react after different activities, do you need to protect it or just feels more like normal ? Thank you in advance )

Offline Mayou

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I don't think I had LR done (at least I can't remember). I don't remember when I stopped icing my knee (it's been 5 years...). I still ice it after strenuous activities like skiing, which I can do again since 3 years. I ski 1-2 day and then I ice it and rest my knee 1 day. I did tear my lateral meniscus again during a fall on the street a couple of months ago, so that needs to be repaired or -hopefully- taken out, because it's quite annoying and sometimes painful, but other than that my knee is in good shape and I can do pretty much everything I want to do (albeit moderately!).

Offline Aly0108

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Thanks a lot for info. I have problem with knee caps, How much is this surgery price? How much many I need to spend for both knees? That surgery is very expensive?

Offline PuneKnee

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Thanks a lot for info. I have problem with knee caps, How much is this surgery price? How much many I need to spend for both knees? That surgery is very expensive?

I read from a 5 year old post that i costs $22000 including procedure + 3-4 stay. Not sure about price now.

 

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