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Offline maxfactor

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New O.S. info
« on: October 20, 2004, 10:49:27 PM »
Hi All,

I just received my appt referral for a new OS. He's in Woodland Hills, CA. I paid $7.95 for an online report. He gets an above average rating from his patients, had no formal complaints against him (it's a pretty thorough report), but it doesn't say whether or not he's a KNEE specialist. Of course he's a board certified O.S. practicing 20yrs. I'm sort of at the mercy of my insurance here. (Kaiser) I've printed a lot of notes from this site and will try to put some order to them to look at least a little educated. I really wanted to discuss PFR options as I've been told by all the O.S's that my arthritus does not warrant a BTKR. Actually, anything that might alleviate some pain would be a HUGE gift.  If he says there is no help for me, I'll ask if he'll give me a referral to an outside specialist. I don't know if that will work. The drive for me is 90 min. so location is pretty good. I'm nervous. My last O.S. appt I broke down and cried cause he said I was SOL. Then he told me to get off the meds and take glucosimine (sp). It's been my primary care doc and pain management doc who have encouraged me to keep seeking help. They don't like the amount of narcs I'm on. Methadone, according to my pm doc, is my only option left. I don't like the sound of that. Any advise would be greatly appreciated. My appt. is Nov 8th. Thank you my friends. Hoping for pain free days for you all.

Jane
« Last Edit: October 20, 2004, 10:50:03 PM by maxfactor »
12 knee surgeries. bilateral patellectomy 22yrs ago. chronic pain, major narcotics. Still looking for help with pain. 42yrs old.

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Re: New O.S. info
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2004, 04:51:12 AM »
Good for you for getting an appointment and doing your research. Perhaps you could call his office and ask if he specializes in anything or is a "general" OS. That way you'll know before you go, and you won't have to wonder or (worse yet) ask him to his face!

Janet
Torn quad tendon repair & VMO advancement 4/99, MUA with LOA 10/99, Patella baja and arthrofibrosis, LR & medial release & LOA 5/01, LOA & chondroplasty 6/03,TKR on 11/06, MUA 12/06. From perfect knees to a TKR in 7 years, all from a fall on a wet floor...and early undiagnosed scar tissue.

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Re: New O.S. info
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2004, 10:16:28 PM »
Good idea. I'll just act like I'm looking for someone. Thanks!

Jane
12 knee surgeries. bilateral patellectomy 22yrs ago. chronic pain, major narcotics. Still looking for help with pain. 42yrs old.















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