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BOARD RULES => How to use this bulletin board => Topic started by: dcapo on May 10, 2003, 03:20:59 AM

Title: Posting your first message
Post by: dcapo on May 10, 2003, 03:20:59 AM
Hi...I am new to the site and would very much like to post some questions, etc but don't see exactly where to click to post something. I went to the Help section and it says that to start a new thread to go the Board Index page...which page is this? Sorry, I'm sure this is probably quite easy and I am missing something right under my nose, but can someone help me? I had surgery 2 weeks ago and am dying to talk about some of what I am experiencing now! Thanks!
Denise
Title: Re: very computer illiterate---need help
Post by: Lizzie - UK on May 10, 2003, 03:25:40 AM
Denise

Welcome to this site - we are all very happy that you have found this forum.

If you click on the "don't know where to post" and then click on the new topic button and post a message, you will certainly get some feedback.

Tell us what surgery you had and how you are feeling.

Kind Regards
Lizzie
Title: Re: very computer illiterate---need help
Post by: dcapo on May 10, 2003, 04:06:49 AM
Thank you so much, Lizzie! I  just wrote about what is going on with me. I am also glad I found this website; my sister also had major knee surgery and she told me about it.   Any advice from anyone would be wonderful!!  :)


Denise
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: Celia on November 03, 2004, 11:52:20 AM
Hi Denise,

I just joined yeterday and this is my first message on here. From what I can see you had a lot done to your right and left knee correct?

I had surgery 6 weeks ago now and had a Tibia advancement and lateral release done on my right leg.

I'm doing physio twice a week and reached 110 degrees flexion about 2 weeks ago. It's been really hard work and I have to say that I do get down day's. :
:

How are you feeling?

Celia.
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: Lori-Florida on November 03, 2004, 07:08:44 PM
Ok folks how do you post pictures on here for others can see .. they are in good taste.
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: Heather M. on November 04, 2004, 09:59:50 AM
Lori,

In order to get pictures up on this board, they have to be posted already on the internet somewhere (and in a public view place on the internet, for example, not in your private AOL or MSN.com picture folder).  You can't upload pictures directly from your computer--at least I don't think so.  That would take a lot of server space, which is expensive.

Go to www.google.com and look up the keywords 'free online photo album' and you will find a variety of websites that let you post pictures for free.  Yahoo is commonly used, though again some people have had problems with permissions--they accidentally set up their albums so that they are private, meaning the pix are not available to just anyone cruising the site.   So you need to be sure to put your photos in a public folder.  I've heard some good things about http://www.photobucket.com

Once your photos are uploaded to a public folder that can be viewed by anyone on the internet, then you can put a link to the particular photo or album in your post.  To link to a photo, click on the YABBC tag icon that is below the S button between the subject line of your message and the various smiley faces.  The 'insert image' icon is very tiny, but if you look closely you can see that it looks like a framed photo.  When you click that button, these symbols will appear wherever your cursor is in your message (usually at the very bottom):  (img)(/img)  The only difference will be that instead of parentheses around the letters 'img' you will see brackets like these.  [   ]  Alternately, instead of clicking on that button, you can just memorize the command and type the (img)(/img)--just remember to use the brackets instead of the parentheses--I can't type with the brackets because they won't appear; the brackets signify that there is an invisible command contained between them that won't appear in your actual post, though you can see them in this screen when you are composing your post.

*REMEMBER*  When you put the (img) (/img) commands in, be sure to insert your text BETWEEN the two sets of commands.  So it will look like this on the page where you compose your message (img)htt p://my photo.com (/img).  (of course, you won't have the spaces either, I just had to put them in so there would be no command for the computer to interpret).  When you actually click "save" and post your message, you won't see the brackets or the text between them, but you should see the picture.

Another way you can post a picture that's already on the net (not necessarily one that you post in an album--it can be a nice picture you find somewhere, a picture of your favorite star, whatever) is to use the simple 'right click' feature.  What you will do is find the picture you like on a web page, put the cursor over it, and right click your mouse.  Unless the picture is copyright protected (some are, usually professional photos), a menu will pop up right next to your cursor, and the last item on the menu will be the word 'properties.'  Click on that, and an information box will appear.  In the middle of that box, you will see the words Address: (URL).  Take your mouse and highlight the entire address, then click Ctrl + C to copy the web address where the picture resides.  Then, go to the compose message page on kneeguru and type the (img)(/img) command, and insert the address you copied between the two sets of brackets by pressing Ctrl + V.  If the web page where you got the picture from does not block this type of copying or linking, when you click 'save' and view your post, the photo should appear in your message.  It doesn't always work--sometimes a little box with a red x appears.  

I'll do an example here of a photo I took of Utah.  When you read my response to your question, click the "quote" button in the upper right hand corner of my actual post.  A reply box will appear to allow you to compose a response to my message, and in it you will see my text as I typed it--with all of the commands visible.  So you'll see the brackets and how it's supposed to look.  Then you can just cancel the reply by hitting 'reset' instead of 'save' and your reply containing the quote of my message will go away.  Here goes:

(http://heatherlowell.com/photos/users/u2/disp/38.jpeg)

Heather

PS Attaching a link to a web page is the same idea, only you will click the "Insert Hyperlink" button in the YABBC tags section above--the insert hyperlink key looks like a globe with a clipboard next to it, and the typed command looks like (url)(/url), except with brackets instead of parentheses.

eg (url)ht tp://w ww.kneeguru.co.uk(/url) with [  ] instead of parentheses and no spaces will appear in a post as  http://www.kneeguru.co.uk

PPS the (img) (/img) command works the same way as the bold, underline, and various other ways to enhance your replies.  So if you want to use bold type, then click on the B tag in the first rows or YABBC tags.  When you do that, this text will appear wherever your cursor is (b)(/b), but again there will be brackets instead of parentheses.  You have to remember to insert whatever text you want to make bold BETWEEN the sets of commands.  So many times I see people with these commands at the beginning of their message, and then the text that follows looks normal.  You have to put the text between the commands to get any kind of special effects.
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: humorcat on November 29, 2004, 05:52:05 AM
 ???Hi, I am new to this site and am confused about where to chat with others regarding upcoming patellectomy surgery.  HELP!
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: Nettan on November 29, 2004, 08:24:27 AM
Hey !!

Go down to the meniscus section and make a new topic there. Welcome here !! Good luck with the surgery.

Hugs nettan  ::)
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: Heather M. on November 29, 2004, 10:04:14 AM
Actually, for a patellectomy the best choice for sections would likely be the 'crisis board' or the patello-femoral joint section.

Just click on the section when you are on the main bulletin board page (which is this one:
http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/cgi-bin/KNEEtalk/YaBB.pl  ).  So look through that page, which is the first one you see after clicking to enter the bulletin board.  Then, once you've found the topic that is appropriate for your question, click on it to open this.  You'll see lots of threads under the section, and the layout kind of looks like a big blue box or table.  Go to the upper right hand corner of the box and click on the button that says "Start new topic."  This will open a new thread which you will have to give a title to--then go down to the main section and write your question.  Once you finish, you can go all the way down to the bottom of the box where you type your text.  There are two boxes between the area where you type your text and the 'save, preview, reset' buttons--click on the upper of the two boxes to put in a check mark and ask to be notified via email of any replies to your topic.  You will get an email telling you that there has been a reply, and the email will also contain a link to click on and go directly to your thread.

As for looking up information on patellectomies, you might want to use the search engine feature.  Once you enter the bulletin board, look across the center and top of the page for little icons or symbols for various actions you can take.  Click on the one that looks like a magnifying glass and a search command box will pop up.  You can then look up all posts containing certain key words--patellectomy, patella removal, kneecap removal, etc.

I think you will find a lot of people who are on this board who have had patellectomies are extremely unhappy with the results.  They are apparently appropriate in some situations like when there is a massive traumatic fracture involving multiple pieces or when there is a tumor.  But people who have chronic dislocations, chondromalacia, cartilage damage, and ongoing pain in the front of their knees have by and large been very dissatisfied with their results.  I think Jane (her board ID is 'maxfactor) is the only one who was happy with her patellectomy for about 15+ years.  But now she has significant pain and disability and is searching for answers like the rest of us.

Here is a link directly to the crisis and patello-femoral joint section.  You can find them yourself by scrolling down the page once you first enter the bulletin board.  You can then use your 'back' key in the upper left corner of your internet explorer window, or go down a little further on the left side of the page and click on what looks like an outline or 'tree' of file folder icons with board section titles like 'kneegeeks,' which is the main bulletin board or the first page you arrive at once you arrive at www.kneeguru.co.uk and then click on the 'bulletin board' link.  Right below the 'kneegeeks' folder icon is one that says 'bulletin board' which will also take you to the very first page of the bb (bulletin board), or more specifically to the very first section of the bb.  Once you arrive at the bb, you can use your mouse or your arrow keys on the keyboard to go down and view each of the sections:  Bulletin Board, Daily Bulletin, Fun and Games, SPECIFIC KNEE TOPICS - Where knee problems start, KNEEgeeks notes on surgical technique, and the last section, KNEE ARTHRITIS - The Common Pathway - managing the damaged joint surface.  Within each of these main sections are sub-sections which deal with fairly specific topics.  When you click on one of these sub-sections that seems appropriate, you are taken to a listing of threads, which are individual topics/questions started by specific people identified by their name in the right hand column.  There are multiple pages within each sub-section, and the messages are filed chronologically, so the most recent stuff is first.

You will likely want to read this section and even skim/search it for references to patellectomies:
http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/cgi-bin/KNEEtalk/YaBB.pl?board=diary_ops  (this is the 'crisis board' sub-section of the 'Daily Bulletin' section of the bb).

Also, the following section deals with PFS, one of the main reasons patellectomies were performed in the past:
http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/cgi-bin/KNEEtalk/YaBB.pl?board=PF_joint

If you are looking at a potential patellectomy due to a severe fracture, here is the place you want to be--it deals with bone breaks around the knee area:
http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/cgi-bin/KNEEtalk/YaBB.pl?board=fractures

Hope this information helps.  The layout can seem confusing at first, but if you scroll through each section and use the outline/tree of folder-like icons you will start to navigate better.

Heather
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: Nettan on November 29, 2004, 04:08:56 PM
Hey Humorcat !!

Sorry must have been sleepy this morning. I read the word patellectomy but in my mind I thought about meniscectomy. Sorry for making this misstake. Thank you for the help Heather. Of course meniscus is wrong topic. Anyway I wish you good luck in your search for answers Humorcat and hope everything goes well for you.

hugs Nettan  ::)
Title: Re:"CALLOGEN MENISCUS IMPLANT" INFO
Post by: C.J.R. HEATING on February 10, 2005, 03:30:21 PM
HI, I HAVE ONLY 10% POSTERIA HORN RIM LEFT, I AM HIGHLY ACTIVE AND LOVE SKI-ING , RUNNING AND OTHER ACTIVITIES, THIS WAS MY SECOND MENISCUS OP IN 6 YRS, I CAN ONLY SEE A CALLOGEN IMPLANT  AS A WAY FORWARD TO SAVE MY REMAINING MENISCUS, AND TO STOP ANYMORE DEGENERATION WHICH I CONSIDER IS ON THE CARDS!
IS IT WORTH THE RISK OF THIS TECNOLOGY OR SHOULD I WAIT 2 YEARS AND HOPE I DO NOT SUFFER ARTICULAR  CARTILEDGE DAMAGE?
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: Charlie B. on July 16, 2005, 06:49:45 PM
Okay - I'm trying to post a message re: Tibial Plateau Fractures and according to "Lizzie" I just hit the 'don't know where to post' button.
Where's that ? 
I'm frustrated enough already - please help !!!!
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: rozzzie on July 16, 2005, 07:39:35 PM
Charlie,

Scroll up to the Specialist's office, and under it you'll see bone breaks arround the knee.  Click on bone breaks arround the knee.  Above the posts there is a button that says new topic, click on it.  Enter a subject and write your post, click on post and it's done.

Hope this helps.

Rozzzie
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: bgsmom on September 08, 2005, 05:41:06 PM
Hi...I am new to the site and would very much like to post some questions, etc but don't see exactly where to click to post something. I went to the Help section and it says that to start a new thread to go the Board Index page...which page is this? Sorry, I'm sure this is probably quite easy and I am missing something right under my nose, but can someone help me? I had surgery 2 weeks ago and am dying to talk about some of what I am experiencing now! Thanks!
Denise
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: Mustanggt96 on October 14, 2005, 03:12:44 AM
Hello everyone,  Boy, am I lost.  I can't seem to find where to post my first message.  Would appreciate it if someone could help me.  Thx, Nancy
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: wcalicocat on November 18, 2005, 10:23:24 PM
Hi.  I had surgery 2 weeks ago also.  I have never been on here either and need someone to talk to.  i didn't know how to post a message either
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: golfnlady on November 23, 2005, 12:52:48 AM
Hi...I am new to the site and would very much like to post some questions, etc but don't see exactly where to click to post something. I went to the Help section and it says that to start a new thread to go the Board Index page...which page is this? Sorry, I'm sure this is probably quite easy and I am missing something right under my nose, but can someone help me? I had surgery 2 weeks ago and am dying to talk about some of what I am experiencing now! Thanks!
Denise
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: desertgirl on September 29, 2006, 01:19:59 AM
I can't find the "don't know" button.  I have a question and am very anxious. Help!
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: Jaci on September 29, 2006, 09:54:16 PM
Hello Desertgirl,

I just looked around for the 'don't know' button and couldn't find it. The board format changed a while back, and it looks like that feature does not exist. I'll try to give you some instructions, hopefully they'll be clear enough for you to be able to post your message.

Note: you may want to print out this message or open up kneegeeks again, so you can read on one and go through the steps to write on the other. You can be logged into the board in two separate windows, maybe even more, I've just never tried that.

First go back to the homepage for kneegeeks and look through all the boards to see which category fits best for your problem. For instance, for an ACL problem use the 'cruciate ligment' board under the "Specialist Office" heading. For a knee replacement concern, scroll down until you find the "Arthritis Department' heading you'll see a list of knee arthritis related boards below, go down until you find 'Knee arthritis-- total knee replacement.' If you are uncertain where to post-- look under the "Waiting Room' heading for 'General knee questions and comments' and post your message there.

Once you've found the board you want to post on, click on the title to expand it-- it will then show you all the different threads (topics)that are posted there. To start your own thread, look for the buttons on the right-hand side just above the list of topics. You'll see four buttons "Mark as read", "notify", "new topic", and "new poll." Click on "new topic" to open a window that you can type your message in. When you finish your message, you may want to preveiw it so you can do any editing. Then click post when you're finished. You'll end up back at the bulletin board and you'll see you message at the top of the list. I always re-read it at that point just in case. If you find any errors look for the ''modify" button, it will re-open your message and let you change stuff-- then click 'save' to post the edited message.

I always copy and paste my message into a Word document before I click the 'post' button, that way I don't run the risk of losing a message that I just wrote.

I hope all that makes sense so you can get your message up on the board. I've been participating here for awhile. I'd never postsed on this kind of bulletin board, so it seemed a little confusing at first. I got the hang of it though, and have found a lot of information and support here.


Welcome to the board!

Jaci



Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: mlbddb on November 05, 2006, 03:28:37 PM
Hi not sure I am doing this right we will see if it works!!!!

Tuesday it will be 2 weeks 
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: mlbddb on November 05, 2006, 03:32:06 PM
hi Denise I also had my knee done it will be 2 weeks Tuesday
would really like to talk to some one also
Darlene
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: pbuder on November 27, 2006, 08:06:36 AM
HI
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Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: quixote102784 on January 13, 2007, 06:38:25 PM
Im still trying to figure out how to post my first message with out having to reply. could someone help me out?
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: clemmy on January 13, 2007, 07:26:25 PM


Go to the board that you want to post on. Click on the title of that board to expand it.

You'll see the listing of all the topics posted under that title. On the right-hand just above the list, you'll see four buttons-- click on 'new topic' and a window will open fo r you to post your message.

Hopefully, that will help you figure it out.


 
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: Jaci on January 14, 2007, 09:47:57 PM
quixote,

One other thing:

If you click on the 'home' button, it will take you to the home page for the board. (or click your browsers back arrow twice) From there look for the board you want to post on then do the steps mentioned above.

The 'home' button is in a row with others just below the 'user info' box at the top of the page.

I hope you get it figure out. You'll find that people on the board are very supportive and helpful.

Take care,

Jaci

 
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: Jaci on January 17, 2007, 12:31:36 AM
Hey quixote,

Just wondering if you got the board figured out. I sent a private message to you. Hopefully, you set up your profile to get email notices.

To open the message, look up in the user info box at the left-hand top of this page. And, click where it says you have X messages.

When I first started posting on the board, it was the first time I had ever used an internet bulletin board. It was confusing at first, but I finally figured it out. Let me know if need further instruction on using the board.

best wishes,

Jaci
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: quixote102784 on January 17, 2007, 02:21:29 AM
Jaci, Please Email the information about posting, im still lost. Thank you very much
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: Jaci on January 17, 2007, 02:35:20 AM
Quixote,

One question: What kind of issue or injury are you dealing with so I can direct you to the right board?


Jaci
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: Jaci on January 17, 2007, 04:14:32 AM
Hello Quixote,

I sent an email with instructions. Check your Yahoo inbox.

Jaci
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: Jaci on January 17, 2007, 11:26:28 PM
Hi again,

I hope you received the email and attachment I sent you. Let me know if have any more difficulty. I'm sure we can get this figured out so you can post and get answers to whatever knee problems you're having.


Jaci
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: Bill58 on March 11, 2007, 02:12:56 PM
This is not really a reply but a post.  I am new to this site and cannot find the referenced "don't know where to post" icon anywhere on my screen.  Anyway. Is there a search feature?  I am specifically interested in people's opinion and reactions to Hyalgan injections.

Thanks you Bill58.
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: Bill58 on March 11, 2007, 02:57:16 PM
I am replying to my last reply because I cannot figure out how to do an initial post.  I did find the search icon, which is really helpful, except for the following:
The search feature creates a list of all the posts which meet the search criteria.  But when I click on a post, I get, for example, a question from a knee sufferer.  I would really like to see the answer--ie the replys to that post.  How do you get the site to take you there?  The search feature limits you to just one post at a time, without any replys to it, it seems.\\

I know prob there is a simple sol, please someone provide!


Bill58
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: shortyclairebear on March 11, 2007, 03:22:50 PM
HI THERE BILL!!
I would initially put your first post in this section and some people who reply may advise where else to post it (ive never had this injection done so im not 100% sure)
BUT,to log your post as a brand new post rather then as a reply to someone elses post click on NEW TOPIC on the right hand side of the screen above where the list of topics are,select your title by typing what you want the title to be and then whatever you want people to read in the main box press save at the bottom of the box when you have finished typing.
hope this helps!! let me know if you need anymore help and i'll do my best to help!!
welcome to the site!!
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: MichaelBS on March 30, 2007, 01:55:13 AM
Checking to see if signature is working,
-Michael
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: sungyrl on June 17, 2007, 04:31:17 PM
 :)  Hi Everybody,

I am new here, and I also didnt see how to post a first post.  I have some very serious knee and leg issues, and really greatful I found this forum.   Now if I only can figure out how to post ;D

Thanks,

Lil
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: shortyclairebear on June 17, 2007, 09:50:20 PM
hi lil!
if you read my post to "bill" in this thread but higher up the page it explains what to do!!  :D

hope it helps!!
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: Falcon70 on June 22, 2007, 10:33:38 PM
Hi...I am new to the site and would very much like to post some questions, etc but don't see exactly where to click to post something. I went to the Help section and it says that to start a new thread to go the Board Index page...which page is this? Sorry, I'm sure this is probably quite easy and I am missing something right under my nose, but can someone help me? I had surgery 2 weeks ago and am dying to talk about some of what I am experiencing now! Thanks!
Denise
Denise
I just joined and also can't figure out how to post...did you figure it out yet? If so could you help me out?
Thanks
Mark
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: clemmy on June 22, 2007, 11:39:14 PM
Greetings,

There are detailed instructions on the second page of this thread. Click on the little '2' next to the title "Posting your first message" to get to that page, then just read and follow the instructions.

Clemmy

Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: JMCDERMO on July 24, 2007, 11:29:44 PM
Hi,  I'm new to this game so be gentle.  I'm probably looking at a knee replacement in the new few years and would like to gather as much info as possible about everything.  I welcome any info. Thanks :)
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: Jaci on July 25, 2007, 06:57:03 PM
JMCDERMO,

You may want to go back to the index and scroll down to the knee arthritis-- total knee replacement section. You can read a alot of posts from others who have had TKR and you can start your own thread to ask question.

This thread-- the one you are currently reading-- includes instructions on how to post your first message. Go to the beginning of this thread and start reading, you'll come to the instructions.

You might also want to click the little button "website" that is below your user info box at the upper left had side of the page. Knee guru's main website has all kinds of information on a variety of topics.

Regards,

Jaci

Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: jadlow on November 25, 2007, 04:52:49 PM
Help....I am clueless apparently. I've read the replies, and I still can't figure out how to post a question. Mine goes under arthofibrosis.  I searched for the "where to post" link but give up. Thanks in advance
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: boobooknee on January 22, 2008, 07:09:13 PM
I still don't know how to start a new topic.


Nora
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: TIBBAR on January 23, 2008, 01:23:32 AM
NORA
TO START A NEW TOPIC FIND THE NEW TOPIC BUTTON ON THE TOP RIGHT HAND SIDE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SECTION YOU WANT TO POST IN.   I HOPE THIS HELPS.    FROSTY
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: TAOG on February 17, 2008, 06:24:46 PM
Haw do I make a new post ?
Title: Re: lateral release reversal
Post by: dianna on March 31, 2008, 06:56:43 PM
Clipped Wings,

I saw three doctors before I found one that could reverse my lateral release.  I would suggest before making an appointment to ask if the doctor can do the surgery.  I went to 2 well known large hospitals in Michigan and they had no one on their orthopedic staff that had experience with the surgery.  From what I know about lateral releases, they should be rarely done--only in circumstances where the patient has a tilted patella or dislocating problems that cause patellar pain.  There is not much medical journal info. on the internet about this.  Permanent sutures at used to hold the retinaculum in place.  Also, my vastus lateralis muscle had to be repaired with permanent sutures where it connects into my knee.  I hope this info. helps.
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: wen on April 20, 2008, 07:09:16 AM
Hi,
This is my first time posting  and I am also  having trouble . I would like to reply to ARAS, and would like to ask him/ her about the surgical experience with Dr. Fulkerson. My son is scheduled for surgery with him but I can not get Dr. F to talk to me pior to the sugery to answer questions. He wants me to send all my questions by Fax. I find this very odd and irresponsible.  He appears to be one of the few MD's specializing in patella femoral problems, but  the fact that he won't discuss the surgery  with me is making me very uneasy.What was your experience with him like? How does your knee feel, what surgery did he preform on your knee?
I hope this question makes it's way to the right person. Thanks W
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: Mikeright on July 07, 2008, 09:14:17 PM
Hi,

New as well.

Due to severe disability I've at last applied and got High Living Allowance. Also means I can get 'Motobility'

Haven't got a clue what it is or how much it will cost.

Any takers
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: mike84 on January 15, 2009, 09:29:38 PM
Well i had knee surgery on september 16 and it still doesn't feel the same its gotten a lot better then what it was and then recently it started to click grind a little bit no pain at all and it is still hard to straiten all the way like my other leg.. the surgery that i had was my acl reconstructed and most of my meniscus taken out and i was wondering if the clicking and drind was normal.
Title: knee problems
Post by: mike84 on January 20, 2009, 08:25:26 AM
Well lets see i had my acl reconstituted and most of my meniscus tooken out and that was on September 16, Its been four months of physical therapy and iam still not able to straighten my leg out all the way i asked my therapist why isnt it straighten all the way yet and she told me its because you where in your brace about two or 3 months.... iam able to bend it pretty far back and iam also able to walk on it for a good period of time can go up stares and down with out any problems and do my own body squats and i also think its because my hamstring is still pretty week........its getting real frustraighting i just want to get back to my normal life...........if any body has the same problems our good opines on what should i do..........answer back 
Title: anyone I can correspond with who has had AMZ/lateral release?
Post by: BAY on April 21, 2009, 04:03:18 AM
hello fellow knee sufferers! I am new to this site and am also having trouble figuring out how/where to post. Please bear with me. I have had a chronic patellar tracking problem with both my knees. I have had two surgeries on each knee, lateral release and meniscus repairs. I currently have a Bakers cyst in the left knee which causes me alot of trouble. I was a nordic ski instructor for over 12 years but I had to quit two years ago because of all the knee pain. A doctor I recently consulted wants to do an AMZ and a lateral release of my left knee and it scares me to death the idea of someone cutting part of my tibia off and then  screwing it down somewhere else. Is there someone out there who has had AMZ who I can correspond with? Id like to know whether or not it was successful, whether you could return to an athletic life style (skiing, climbing ,backpacking, biking etc), how long the recovery was and how difficult it was to rehab. Last week was the first I had ever even heard of this surgery. Also, if you dont mind explaining to me the protocol of how to use the site, that would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks for this site,
Bay
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: Christinamary on June 29, 2009, 02:01:07 AM
I also don't know where to post on this site but am so happy to have found it...can someone diect me to the tibial plateau section????????? thank you so much!!

Christine
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: maryc on June 29, 2009, 02:29:53 AM
The specialists office ---->Bone breaks around the knee
Title: Re: KNEE HELP
Post by: andrewaddison on September 19, 2009, 03:47:33 AM
Hi, i was just wondering. is there any ACL damage you could get without worrying about surgery? and if so what kind of signs are there of that? for example like what certin things can you do to a certin extent with your knee with a torn acl?
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: Suz on September 27, 2009, 10:50:52 PM
I have been on this site repeatedly and can not figure it all out!  How do I get to the place where I can post the dates of my medical incidents so they'll be at the bottom of my posts?  This is the first time I've even been able to figure out where to write something to someone!  And I made my profile here 3 months ago!!!
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: Jaci on September 28, 2009, 04:02:00 AM
Hey Suz.

It sounds like you want to add to your signature. Here are the steps:

1) access your profile by clicking on the 'profile' button. Look at the row of buttons below the KNEEgeeks header and your user info box. The buttons say home, donate, help, search, profile, etc.

2) Once you open your profile, look along the left hand side to where it says "Modify Profile" and select "Forum profile information"

3) Add the information in the section labled "Signature" then click save changes and you're done.



Jaci
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: Suz on September 28, 2009, 07:12:07 AM
Thank you, Jaci!!! This site is not that easy to figure out!  I kept looking for some kind of questionnaire to fill out!  I appreciate your help. 
Title: This site is tough
Post by: PistolPete on September 30, 2009, 12:49:23 PM
I had a TPF that required surgey on 7/20 its now 9/30 started PT a few weeks back for ROM but still feel like i'm getting nowwhere. Please help
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: Jaci on October 02, 2009, 07:17:24 PM
Pete,

Take a look down in "Specialist's Office--- bone breaks around the knee." You'll find others who have had tibial plateau fractures.



Jaci
Title: Ruptered quadriceps
Post by: Desmond Buckley on January 10, 2010, 10:29:53 PM
Hi All

I am post op Ruptered  Quadriceps 6 weeks now had cast on for three weeks and in brace for the last three weeks  and starting physio tommorow any ides how long it will be before I can drive again also I have a lot of pain in my good leg thigh muscle as I have been moving all the weight on to the good leg anybody else getting this and what did you do anybody with any advise I would be really grateful its great to get support from pepole who have gone through this .

Best Wishes
Desmond Buckley
Title: Broken Knee Cap
Post by: Gwennie09 on January 25, 2010, 08:25:34 PM
Hello All,

I broke my kneecap in half back on 10/3, had surgery 10/14 and now have two screws and a figure 8 wire.  It is now 1/25/10 and have just hit 115 ROM, I do not use a brace or a crutch anymore (yippee).  Does this sound like a good ROM for the time frame?  At first my leg would not bend past 60 degrees, but while my PT was bending my leg it popped really loud and it was like a relief of pressure.  My leg bent right to 80 degrees after that...My only problem now is trying to learn how to walk down stairs, wow what a struggle! I also have dull achy pain on the right side of my kneep (not the kneecap) especially when going to sleep, it's hard to get comfortable.  I used to only sleep on my side, now I have to sleep on my back and that is driving me crazy... Any suggestions on what pain creams are good and any advice on walking down stairs would be great! 
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: debbied on February 04, 2010, 09:49:52 AM
hi,
how do i find old posts i have written,
thanks
debbie
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: debbied on February 04, 2010, 01:29:39 PM
oh its ok, i've sorted it thankyou
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: Carol N on August 19, 2010, 06:29:36 PM
Hi I had TKR on 19th April 2010 unfortunately i developed dvt which caused my whole leg to swell so i hardly had any PT as this happened only 3 days after surgery consequently my knee would not bend and on 9th August i had mua after 3 days in hospital {due to being on warfarin} i was discharged and could get to 90degrees after being home for a week i now cannot straighten my leg and rom has gone down to 70degrees so am walking with even more of a limp. the hospital PT says just to carry on with excersise which i have been doing but nothing seems to be improving, has anyone else had this problem
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: debbieo on August 19, 2010, 10:01:27 PM
Hi Carol
Gee you have had your troubles--I bet they were all unexpected too.
I can't answer your question about the dvt.
Like you I think I would be concerned about the backward turn of events after an MUA. I think I would be concerned about scar tissue returning. There is a board Arthrofibrosis that talks about that.
This question would probably get responses that might be helpful if you posted on the board about tkr's.
It's down the board aways under arthritis the last string. Arthroplasty
You might learn more about MUA's by using the search engine.
Are you doing outpatient PT?
Again I do hope you post again. Many people have been on these boards along time and might have some good answers to help you out.
Wonder Woman
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: prech on September 13, 2010, 09:59:06 AM
Look forward to contacting some folks via PM
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: cyclist44 on December 16, 2010, 04:49:55 AM
Hi Denise,

I just joined yeterday and this is my first message on here. From what I can see you had a lot done to your right and left knee correct?

I had surgery 6 weeks ago now and had a Tibia advancement and lateral release done on my right leg.

I'm doing physio twice a week and reached 110 degrees flexion about 2 weeks ago. It's been really hard work and I have to say that I do get down day's. :
 :

How are you feeling?

Celia.
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: cyclist44 on December 16, 2010, 05:23:33 AM
hello just need to know how to post on here ..its very confusing ..i guess im here //I had a Lateral release surgery today just wanted to start some posts to get feed back from recovery times an to tell people how im doing...I am a 44yr old athlete have been racing bikes for yrs and stiil was this yr until sharp pain this is my 3rd surgery on this knee the last ones where just cleaning /today Lateral release knee dose not track right For YRS !!..was riding an staying in shape even day before this surgery ..doctor said pain with this.. No pain just very sore am baring a little weight on it icing and i am using cruches... I will give more up dates this week to let people know how im doing if interested and i am always welcoming feed back   .. Thanks Kneeguru and New friends.
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: debbieo on December 16, 2010, 04:48:30 PM
cyclist 44
Lets see if I can help get you to the right place. I know nothing about lateral release but I think I have found the spot.
From what I see listed  just above the word PAGES it refers to lateral release; if you look to your far right you will see, mark as read, notify, new topic. Click on new topic and you can start a new thread.

click here

http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?board=16.0

Another way---The listing for the above page is under Specialist Office- -Patello  Femoral Joint

Here is the link for specialist Office. Scroll down --You will see Office --Waiting Room --Rehab--Specialist Office --under that is listed  Patello Femoral Joint. I think this is the string you need.

http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php#4

Have you tried using the search engine--on the top right? Again just put in lateral release or lateral release surgery.

Sorry to hear you have some troubles. Hope you are back on the bike soon. I am just an inside spinner and admire you outside guys.

Wonder Woman.

Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: Northwoman on February 13, 2011, 02:34:40 AM
This is my first post. I am a 61 year old female, and would like some help on understanding an MRI. Please note that I have also had previous surgery 5 and 12 years ago on my knee.
"Magnetic susceptability artifact is evident from previous surgery. Medial meniscus is truncated  and increeased signal compatible with prominent degenerative changes and past surgery. A superimposed current frank tear is not directly appreciable but would not be excluded. Degenerative increased signal in the lateral meniscus. Strain of distal MCL, with no frank tear. Degenerative osteoarthritic loss of articular cartilage particularly at the main medial knee joint compartment and at the patellofemoral joint with medial osteophyte formation. Also irregularity of articular cartilege at the main lateral joint compartment as well. There is secondary subchondral edema/cyst formation involving the medial tibial plateau."  I am having a lot of pain and instability in my knee. The pain is keeping me from sleeping, and has made me have to not walk on it at all at times. Does this mean surgery? Please help me out . Thank you
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: scottdeck on February 17, 2011, 11:45:40 PM
Hi...I am new to the site and would very much like to post some questions, etc but don't see exactly where to click to post something. I went to the Help section and it says that to start a new thread to go the Board Index page...which page is this? Sorry, I'm sure this is probably quite easy and I am missing something right under my nose, but can someone help me? I had surgery 2 weeks ago and am dying to talk about some of what I am experiencing now! Thanks!
Denise
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: debbieo on February 18, 2011, 03:38:57 PM


Hi ya Scottdeck
Try this

http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php

Scroll down till you see the area you would like to post or read
For instance

Knee Arthritis  (main topic)
    Arthritis Total Knee replacement    click

To start a new topic  look to the right near the top. You will see four buttons. Click new topic


Northwoman, wooooe! I hope you have posted on another board to get some answers.  Maybe Pattellofemoral joint or Breaks around the bone or Aticular cartilage? There is more activity in those areas.
 
I also had early troubles finding my way. It is worth the effort.
Wonder Woman
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: shiva on February 23, 2011, 11:28:49 AM
how to post a message
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: se16 on March 25, 2011, 11:01:14 PM
welcome
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: West26 on March 28, 2011, 02:06:45 AM
Hi im new too...where do you find the "dont know where to post?"
I want to start a new topic!
Thanks!
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: Brittany on August 16, 2011, 04:22:30 AM
Hi! I'm new here and this is my first message. I happened to find this website when i was googling information on where I should post.

I'm 26, just turned less then a month ago, and I've just been told I will be needing my 7th knee surgery. I guess I just want to vent, and get everything off my chest that I'm feeling, and asking questions about my upcoming new surgery and what to expect. My doctor told me today that this will be probably one of the most painful knee surgeries I have had to date.

Where to begin? When I was 15 I hurt my knee for the first time playing ultimate frisbee in P.E. I stepped on the edge of the turf and track and my left knee buckled to the side (like how your elbow bends). It instantly swelled up, and I blacked out don't remember actually falling or grabbing at my knee. I didn't go to the ER until after school was out. The doctor then looked at it and told me to go get a straight leg brace and to see my primary care doctor in two weeks. My doctor saw me two weeks later and did the ACL test. He sent me for an MRI and called me a few days later that I tore my ACL completely, as well as my lateral muniscus. He told me to take it easy, which I didn't know how to do because I played soccer ever since I can remember. Well my brothers soccer team had a soccer party and I was playing with them. I stepped wrong and then tore my medial muniscus. (I didn't find that out until i was actually in under the knife, my surgery was only supposed to be an hour and a half, and it ended up being three...needless to say my mom was freaked out when it was taking so long.) During the surgery they repaired both of my muniscui, as well as taking part of my patellar tendon and put it in place of my acl. I did the recovery. and went back to trying to be as active as possible (although I was told I couldn't play soccer ever again, and I haven't since then).

A year later I hurt it, doing I don't know what and had to have another surgery for my lateral muniscus.

One year after that I had surgery to remove scar tissues.

Two years later I had  to remove a 1/4 of my lateral muniscus.

A year after that I had surgery to repair my medial muniscus.

Five years, or four months ago I had another surgery to do an acl graft. The "acl" i had ruptured on the back side. They couldn't do any other repairs, all though there was other damnage. But I was starting to bleed a lot (I have a bleeding disorder, low platelets so I bleed easily) So rather then doing a blood transfuission they closed my knee up.

That night, my knee started to spasm and I had a lot of pain. Two months after I had surgery my knee still felt like it was giving out on me, as well as still needing to take pain medication. I also needed to get a shot of prednisone/pain medication into my knee. Two months later (today) I had two get two more shots, and my doctor said if at my 6 month check up I'm not doing any beter, or I'm still taking pain meds, or if its still giving out on me that I will be needing another knee surgery. He also said that at the rate I'm going to just expect to have the surgery within a few months.  He told me I will be having a medial meniscus transplant, as well as a medial femor chondyle osteochondral allograft transplant. He also me that if after 6 months after this next surgery if its not better I will be having a knee replacement that this next surgery is a last ditch effort to make my knee better. 


So I guess my question is has anyone been through this many knee surgeries? And has anyone had either a medial meniscus transplant, or a medial femor chondyle osteochondral allograft transplant, or both?

I feel broken I guess you could say. I'm sad, and depressed. I broke down crying when my doctor told me this today. He told me not to expet to run ever again. or really do anything. Sorry for making my first post venting. Its just a lot to take in especially because of the nature of my surgery and I will probably have to have a blood transfussion.

Ugh I'm overwhelmed!
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: candyr on March 02, 2012, 08:56:17 PM
Hi...I am new to the site and would very much like to post some questions, etc but don't see exactly where to click to post something. I went to the Help section and it says that to start a new thread to go the Board Index page...which page is this? Sorry, I'm sure this is probably quite easy and I am missing something right under my nose, but can someone help me? I had surgery 2 weeks ago and am dying to talk about some of what I am experiencing now! Thanks!
Denise

Hello I am new t the site and i cant find where o post questions that i have...  >:(  ,my daughter is 14 and is going to have surgry on her right leg... I think the medical term for what she has is Miserable Malratation syndrome.. I am very nervous and dont know much about this and would love to hear all of your input..
Very Confused Candy
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: Susanrubin on July 25, 2012, 04:27:27 PM
Displaced fractured patellar in June. Been immobilized for four weeks. Reading these posts and anticipating rehab.
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: sunshinealways on September 21, 2012, 04:26:29 PM
Hi, need to know where is the "don't know where to post"  option  on the home page.    I have questions about post TKR  pain behind knee and don't know where to post question.    Thank You
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on September 21, 2012, 05:17:23 PM
If you look at the Home page you will see several options. You can post in the General  Section called the Waiting Room or you can go to the Rehab section where there is also a General section.

Alternatively if you want specific advice from people who have undergone the same treatment then you can look in the Specialist Section where all the major knee treatments are listed.

Here are some useful links:

http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?board=7.0 General Board for those who have no idea where to post

http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?board=8.0 General Board for those who have had treatment but are still having some issues or want to share their experiences.

The Specialist area which lists all the major knee conditions by area is further down the Home Page and is worth scrolling through to see if your area is listed.

For those with Osteoarthritis and its associated problems including Total Knee Replacement (also known as Arthroplasty Surgery) there is a whole section dedicated to that particular area of knee problems.

Basically just read the descriptions by all the special areas on the Home Page. If you do not see them then click on the arrow on the left-hand side of the section title and the whole section will open up if it is not visible when you get to the Forum for the first few times.

For TKR problems, there is a very good community posting in this Board particularly:
http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?board=37.0

Just take a deep breath and ask away. Most people are posting from the patient's point of view and their advice is mainly anecdotal. There are a very few doctors and therapists who drop in but mostly the community is made up from patients.

I hope this helps

Welcome to the Knee Geeks community!

Sue ;)
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: Suzi Houston on June 05, 2013, 05:43:55 PM
I am also new and I am also trying to find a prompt that brings you to post a message. I am sure I am missing the obvious but How do you start your first message???
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: Suzi Houston on June 05, 2013, 06:17:27 PM
I fell two weeks ago and cracked my knee  cap had X-rays not broken completely, hospital sent me to a specialist, was put into a knee brace sent home with Rx. Have been in bed scared to move because I don't want to take any chance of bending my leg and re injuring it. Starting to feel weak.  How much should I be moving? Should I get a cast so my knee won't bend. Leg is still swollen and hurts, a little inflamed, applying ice 4 times a day.using a Walker to use bathroom only. Any advice? I am reading that some people are returning to wk after only a few weeks, Am I missing something? Returning to Dr on the 16 th. Concerned.  :-[Thanks :0)
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: Suzi Houston on June 05, 2013, 06:19:27 PM
I fell two weeks ago and cracked my knee  cap had X-rays not broken completely, hospital sent me to a specialist, was put into a knee brace sent home with Rx. Have been in bed scared to move because I don't want to take any chance of bending my leg and re injuring it. Starting to feel weak.  How much should I be moving? Should I get a cast so my knee won't bend. Leg is still swollen and hurts, a little inflamed, applying ice 4 times a day.using a Walker to use bathroom only. Any advice? I am reading that some people are returning to wk after only a few weeks, Am I missing something? Returning to Dr on the 16 th. Concerned.  :-[Thanks :0)
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: myjade84 on July 05, 2013, 04:00:54 AM
I am new here too. I am reading the posts and learn many things about knee injuries. My son, 9 got his femur broken and i am taking care of him.
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: Nancy1947 on July 15, 2013, 07:41:41 PM
I am also new and I am also trying to find a prompt that brings you to post a message. I am sure I am missing the obvious but How do you start your first message???
Title: Bone not healing
Post by: clinley on October 18, 2013, 02:11:50 AM
I am almost four months out from surgery and the bone is not healing. At 54 i thought the healing would take a while but there seems to be no progress... Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: geococcyx on October 19, 2013, 08:24:54 PM
clinley: I can't  answer your question but you may have more luck if you post in a different section, 'General knee questions' for instance. And some more info maybe, like what surgery and which bone?
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: cmountain on April 13, 2014, 07:53:26 PM
Hi
Googled - MCL Sprain/Tear not getting better 7-8 weeks and saw some interesting posts. So this is a nagging injury. I am a baseball player who has had this sore MCL part of the knee since late February. Tried to practice today and could not do anything. Right hander with a right knee injury. Can't throw off the plant, not swing the bat. Forget running. Been doing all the right things. Icing, wrapping, started exercising 2 weeks back, PT one week back. I don't feel it has gotten any better in 7-8 weeks. I limp less maybe. Should I be patient or do more? Did not have MRI with this. Ortho Doctor treated it as an MCL sprain.
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: OSVictim on July 25, 2014, 04:18:36 AM
Thanks
Title: Re: Posting your first message
Post by: cjstein on July 28, 2017, 12:24:08 PM
I have occasional sharp burning pain in my knees it wakes me up in the middle of the night nothing seems to help with the pain, it will last 12 hours or more. I am not diabetic. Need help understanding why this happens.