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Offline reader278

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Re: chronic PFS- need advice, feel I've tried everything
« Reply #45 on: February 11, 2018, 05:33:29 AM »
My MRI according to him showed evidence of synovitis, bad in one particular area so that is mainly what he will take out.

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Re: chronic PFS- need advice, feel I've tried everything
« Reply #46 on: February 12, 2018, 09:04:21 AM »
reader278, I don't remember if you already mentioned this, but has Dr. Dye given you a cortisone shot? I've read that he sometimes do that, not only for relieving pain/inflammation, but also as a diagnostic tool.

Jasey, have you tried any injections yet?
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RK diagnosis patellofemoral arthritis + LK diagnosis chondromalacia patellae 8/15 -> conservative treatment

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Re: chronic PFS- need advice, feel I've tried everything
« Reply #47 on: February 12, 2018, 10:16:04 AM »
Best to Avoid cortisone if your cartilage is in decent condition (ie no grade 4 or damage to the subchondral bone)
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Re: chronic PFS- need advice, feel I've tried everything
« Reply #48 on: February 13, 2018, 05:42:11 PM »
reader278, I don't remember if you already mentioned this, but has Dr. Dye given you a cortisone shot? I've read that he sometimes do that, not only for relieving pain/inflammation, but also as a diagnostic tool.

Jasey, have you tried any injections yet?

I sure did . Had 3 in each knee. It helped at the time.

Ive started physio again and Im making progress so far :).

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Re: chronic PFS- need advice, feel I've tried everything
« Reply #49 on: February 14, 2018, 09:09:54 AM »
reader278, I don't remember if you already mentioned this, but has Dr. Dye given you a cortisone shot? I've read that he sometimes do that, not only for relieving pain/inflammation, but also as a diagnostic tool.

Jasey, have you tried any injections yet?

I sure did . Had 3 in each knee. It helped at the time.

Ive started physio again and Im making progress so far :).

Great that you're making progress with the physio!
RK sharp pain while running, diagnosis chondromalacia patellae 6/09
RK arthroscopic chondroplasty 9/09
RK rehab, recovery, 90% normal, started running again -> back to square one 5/15
RK diagnosis patellofemoral arthritis + LK diagnosis chondromalacia patellae 8/15 -> conservative treatment

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Re: chronic PFS- need advice, feel I've tried everything
« Reply #50 on: February 14, 2018, 09:51:59 PM »
Dr. Dye did give me a cortisone shot and it helped somewhat but I still wasn't great. Then in January I got PRP which made the pain much worse and even after a month I could barely walk. I am day 2 post-op from synovectomy by Dr. Dye. Apparently he came across and removed a clump/knot of inflamed synovial tissue (which he told my partner was rare to be clumped or knotted like that).   I did't talk to him directly after sx yet and no cartilage damage which is good.

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Re: chronic PFS- need advice, feel I've tried everything
« Reply #51 on: February 16, 2018, 09:02:37 AM »
Sounds really good that he didn't find any cartilage damage. Hopefully removing that inflamed synovial tissue will make a difference!
RK sharp pain while running, diagnosis chondromalacia patellae 6/09
RK arthroscopic chondroplasty 9/09
RK rehab, recovery, 90% normal, started running again -> back to square one 5/15
RK diagnosis patellofemoral arthritis + LK diagnosis chondromalacia patellae 8/15 -> conservative treatment

 















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