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Quizzes, games & fun contests / Re: Word game
« Last post by 60schld on June 23, 2019, 08:07:11 AM »
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Quizzes, games & fun contests / Re: Word game
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Quizzes, games & fun contests / Re: Word game
« Last post by 60schld on June 23, 2019, 03:57:05 AM »
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My other knee is just getting overuse issues. It is always fine in the morning and stinging and pain in the evening (sometimes earlier). But because of pain I stand more on my good left leg and use it more then my right painful leg.

If it helps for context, I had MFX done on my patella, and didn't see a lot of benefit in terms of pain reduction. When I had my partial done and the knee was open, the surgeon noted that there was almost complete fill of the defect with fibrocartilage - so it should have "worked". At the end of the day in my case, poor quality cartilage resulted in poor quality functional results. Perhaps you're having a similar experience.

Best of luck.
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Hi Dave33 (and anyone else interested). Well done on your recovery to date. Hopefully there's still some improvement to come yet. Are you going to get the other knee done?

Not much to report from me. Mountain biking still improving. I've abandoned my previous rule of keeping at least one wheel on the ground at all times. Too limiting. I've moved onto tracks that require good 'drop' technique. Otherwise it's a face plant at speed. That means a lot more load on the knee although the suspension soaks up most of the landing. Anyway, the main message is that my patellofemoral joint is not the limiting factor.

 I haven't been hiking this summer. Too much else to do although I suspect I might have been limited by my missing medical meniscus. Hard to tell without trying. I'm due a few days skiing in three weeks. That wasn't very successful last winter so I'm hoping for better. Again though, I don't think it's the PFJR that's the issue with skiing - its weight bearing through the missing meniscus.


Sounds like you're doing great! Full on singletrack MTBing! I'll be interested to hear how your ski trip goes; especially if you see improvement vs your last trip, which if I remember correctly, caused a bit of swelling and required some rest days.

Yeah, I'm waffling on the other knee. I'm definitely limited by the exposed bone there; the osteotomy helped a bit, but it's not unloaded enough to really put any kind of regular sport related pressure on it, like cycling or elliptical/running. I can get through a hockey game, which is wonderful, but I'm struggling with regular exercise apart from that. Not to mention it's summer here, so all I see is country roads full of cyclists/triathletes getting rides in, and I certain miss taking part (11 years and counting!) I think what is holding me back is the idea of having both done and being "on the clock" twice in terms of future repairs/revisions. But on the other hand, the idea of getting one done was to get more active and happier psychologically, so.... although I must say, playing regular hockey has been such a godsend in terms of stress relief. I guess now that I've had a taste, I want the entire 4 course meal.

 I have an appointment with the surgeon in early October to assess my implant at the 1 year mark; I guess I'll make the decision then. What are your thoughts? All your damage is on the one knee, correct, and no need for any work on the other?

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Me? No I did recently have microfracture

Not heard of the thing you've mentioned, typo?

Right knee will keep you from driving longer as you need to be unbraced and able to do an emergency stop comfortable.

Sorry typo its HYALOFAST.

So roughly 8-12 weeks sounds a reasonable time to get back to work.

Just really confused at the moment, thinking to wait as im in no pain at the moment, unless i run or sit cross legged on floor.
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Me? No I did recently have microfracture

Not heard of the thing you've mentioned, typo?

Right knee will keep you from driving longer as you need to be unbraced and able to do an emergency stop comfortable. 
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 Right knee.

Did you have hydoflast done, anyone in uk do that procedure?
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GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads) / Re: New knee injury
« Last post by Vickster on June 22, 2019, 10:10:03 AM »
ACL sounds a possibility given the mechanism of injury, swelling and the subsequent instability. MRI should confirm. You'd need an ACL brace for support if it is that
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The OP of that post went privately, but I don't know if through insurance of self pay (the latter usually costs the patient more than the cost negotiated by insurers)

As for his cost, contact him for an appointment? I'm not sure if he does MACI anymore however if you're keen on cartilage repair

If you have any sort of physical job, driving or travel, I think you'd need at least 3 months off. Office job, maybe you'd get away with 2. Wouldn't be driving for at least 2-3 months due to bracing. Right or left knee?
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