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Offline dsprinx

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Hyaluronic injections
« on: December 04, 2002, 11:10:00 PM »
Hi! I'm new to the board and I'm hoping that someone out there can give me advice which will change my view of things.  I don't know the jargon, so I'll speak in plain talk.  Two years ago while playing softball, I tore my ACL, MCL, LCL, and both meniscus.  I had the the ACL reconstruction using my patella tendon, they stitched the MCL and LCL, and cut away 90% and 75% of the two meniscus.  My surgeon was supposed to be very good, but I've got my doubts.  I went back to him no less than seven times saying there's something wrong, my knee doesn't feel right, it hurts ALL the time.  He did nothing and told me I could do anything the next person could.  The very first time I played basketball my knee blew up like a watermelon.  I had a second surgery (new doctor) this past July.  I'm still in a lot of pain and the knee swells everyday.  The next step I understand is to have Hyaluronic Acid injections.  My question is, will this series of injections help or is knee replacement a better option?  I'm 44 years old, and quality of life is going downhill quickly.  Thanks for any help in advance.

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Re: Hyaluronic injections
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2002, 05:03:08 AM »
hi, you could try the injections, I don't know much about its' use is people. But I have worked with horses for years. WE have used it with horses with amazing succes..so just thought I would share that. I think these injections are a good place to start and if they don't help
then you talk joint replacement.  I am not in your situation just yet.. so I can't say for sure. But that is my personal opionion on the matter.
Take care
and hope you get some relief soon. Knees aren't fun at all
here is to a better tommorow
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Re: Hyaluronic injections
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2002, 05:26:30 PM »
Linds,

Thanks for the reply.  My first injection is tomorrow morning.  I've been somewhat pessimistic to this point, but I really hope the injections will give me some relief because I know there's no turning back after TKR.  Again, thanks.















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