Bone breaks around the knee :
arthritis sureshot after fracture? - - Posted by booms (booms), 30 August 2004
are there any cases where we can dodge arthritis? if i drink lots n lots n lots of milk would it not happen
Posted by sfmama (sfmama), 30 August 2004
I think arthritis may be inevitable, but what is not inevitable is when and how bad it is. After my knee break, if I get arthritis at 70 years and it's not too bad, hey, I'll be happy.
I think many people take supplements like glucosomine and chondrotin (sp?).
Posted by booms (booms), 30 August 2004
i'm taking both... wasn't that serious about them but now will take it religiously.
generally after how many years does arthritis happen? average time and harshness...
does all patella fractured people get the same type of arthritis... ?
what other food suppliments are good to delay/lessen it?
sorry too many q's
Thanks for all the help.
Posted by sfmama (sfmama), 1 September 2004
I wish I had more answers. Do some google searching? do you have broadband connection?
I've heard people talk about Sam-E as another suppplement, but I know even less about that.
I don't know about "average" time and harshness, I think it is so individual, that that's hard to measure.
Good luck finding some answers . . .
Posted by Pat_A.E. (Pat_A.E.), 9 September 2004
I am guessing I am older then most on this web-board (56). Almost 2 yrs. post break I have no signs of arthritis. I was fortunate that none of the bone fragements dropped back thus the underside of the patella was very smooth. An MRI I had last spring showed the fractures had not filled in completely but no arthritis. Like alot of things, genetics probably plays are role in this. I did take glucosomine for the 1st 8 months but have stopped because of potential side effects from taking it long term.
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