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Quizzes, games & fun contests / Re: Word game
« Last post by John42 on June 10, 2019, 09:02:16 PM »
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Could be arthritis or maybe meniscus? Probably need to see a specialist and get an MRI
Are you waiting on a TKR?
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Quizzes, games & fun contests / Re: Word game
« Last post by 60schld on June 10, 2019, 08:04:51 PM »
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Quizzes, games & fun contests / Re: Word game
« Last post by John42 on June 10, 2019, 07:44:00 PM »
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Hi

I am experiencing excruciating pain at back of my knee on the outer side, easier first thing in morning and worsens as the day goes on to the point I cannot bend or walk on it, any idea what could be causing it?  Ligament?  OA?  I have severe OA in all compartments.  Thanks.

Natalie
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Just about at the 3/4 of a year mark -booked my 1 year follow up. I'll probably make this the last update, as most likely get the picture that I'm happy with the outcome after so many failed attempts prior.

Basically, I can do anything at this point. I play hockey now twice a week (non contact), and have seen my speed increase and post game discomfort decrease as the leg has gotten stronger and stronger. I can jog very slowly on the treadmill (mostly limited by the other knee, which is also a PFR candidate) I can bike and elliptical, but am also limited by the other knee (the PFR one is pain free). I do the static squats outlined by RGB on a 4x a week basis, and that's helped greatly with the rehab.

The knee is not normal- lots of crunching, cracking and pinging noises, none of which bother the surgeon, and none of which are painful. It can be stiff first thing in the morning, and I'm still working on priopception and balance... it's really due to the years of lack of use. It's a perfectly acceptable tradeoff in all respects.

Anyway, any questions to anyone considering this surgery, and have questions they'd like to ask, feel free to reach out, and I'll shut the updates down at this point regarding my personal  healing process.

RGB - you'll be going into your "winter" season now.. anything new activitywise? cheers
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Very interesting, thanks Brendan. I guess it's not really a new study, rather a meta analysis of all the studies that have been peformed historically, which is even more valuable in terms of generalization.

One thing I didn't see in first reading was any mention of improvements in design and materials, which is definitely a huge advantage to those getting their replacements recently. If a 20 year old design is working, I'd imagine even better outcomes for those with advanced polyethelene/bearing designs done more recently.

Also, I did a lot of reading before i got my PFR, and often, in a Unicomparmental, "failure" is often applied as an outcome not necessarily because the replacement has worn out, but because arthritis has spread to the other compartment(s), warranting a conversion to a total knee.

I probably do more on my PFR than most surgeons would recommend, but I'll have zero regrets if it packs it in early, and my general quality of life in the meantime is dramatically improved. I understand the opposite way of thinking, however, as my replacement is relatively bone sparing and can be redone a number of times.

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Quizzes, games & fun contests / Re: Word game
« Last post by 60schld on June 09, 2019, 06:49:58 PM »
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Quizzes, games & fun contests / Re: Word game
« Last post by John42 on June 09, 2019, 05:49:01 PM »
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Quizzes, games & fun contests / Re: Word game
« Last post by 60schld on June 09, 2019, 04:20:08 PM »
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