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Offline andreay

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Both Knees BAD
« on: January 11, 2005, 04:34:28 PM »
Just like to say thanks to heather and nettan for their help. :D Finally plucked up the courage to go to the gp about my left knee. I saw a different doctor at the surgery, but the hospital had wrote to them about what damaged had been done to my right knee by the tests the doc did on it, so the doc was very careful with me. He has said there is fluid and with the knee locking its possible my cartilage has torn in this knee as well. Hes given me a letter for my pt and writing to my specialist explaining about the left knee. As i am still awaiting surgery for my right knee (cartilage tear) anybody any idea if they will do one knee at a time or both together. ???
 

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Re: Both Knees BAD
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2005, 08:52:24 AM »
Hey !!

Good that you finally got help. Normally they do one knee at a time but if circumstances is good like not to severe surgery and beeing able to manage pretty well at home they can do both at one time. But if I were you and have a choice I would do one at a time, much easier. Why not ask ?
Please keep us ipdated how you are doing !!

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Re: Both Knees BAD
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2005, 04:09:49 PM »
They may consider doing both knees at once for a meniscus tear... but that is a call only the surgeon can make. ;) Goodluck with your surgery and hope it brings you the relief you need.

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Re: Both Knees BAD
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2005, 07:21:04 AM »
I messed up both knees, and I am SOOO glad that I only had one done.  Right now I am waiting for the right knee to heal before letting anyone touch the left knee.  Just imagine if you get a doctor who screwed up your knee?  At least he would only have messed up one!  Don't do them both.  It wasn't easy getting around after surgery and I'm only now able to stand for longer periods and walk a little.  ONE knee at a time!