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Offline kmmbradley

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Top Ortho in the US
« on: September 16, 2005, 08:53:18 PM »
Do you know who are some of the best knee drs in the US.  I live in North Eastern Ky on the borders of Ohio and WVa. I am willing to travel to get the best.
2002-arthroscope w/debridement(rt knee)
2003-arthroscope w/debridement(rt knee)
2004-arthroscope/ACI biospy(rt knee)
2004-ACI(rt knee)
2005-arthr. debridement & meniscus repair(lt knee)
2006-arthroscope-debridement

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Re: Top Ortho in the US
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2005, 08:55:56 PM »
Hi,

http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/html/knee_clinics/n_america/disclaimer_n_america.html

check in the right hand column for your area - hopefully there will be a knee surgeon near your area.

Good luck,

Shade
« Last Edit: September 16, 2005, 08:58:38 PM by Shade »

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Re: Top Ortho in the US
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2005, 09:06:35 PM »
Kmmbradley,

Please keep in mind that the best knee doctors may not be the best for you. Not all doctors have experience/ knowledge about the same conditions, so a lot depends on the kind of problem you are having with your knee. Be sure to ask lots of questions to determine if the doctor is right for you.

Jaci

10/03 Twist injury
12/03 Menisectomy- tears ACL, MCL, & LCL missed by OS
Arthrofibrosis ROM 38-68
3/04- 4/08 Multiple scar tissue procedures:
6 scopes w/LOA, AIR, LR, chondroplasty, synovectomy, bone spur & plica removal
3 insufflations, many injections
Chronic AF, patella infera, IPCS

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Re: Top Ortho in the US
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2005, 09:43:49 PM »
Kmmbradley,

Jaci is correct. 

It would be really nice to have a list that offered all the specialties that the surgeons perform.   

As it is now you have to phone each individually and find out the kind of surgeries that they specalize in.....or find people that have seen these doctors.....

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Re: Top Ortho in the US
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2005, 11:18:44 PM »
The OS I see is part of a large group & each of the doctors is listed on the internet with his or her specialty/ies under the name. I'm in CT & each year in "Connecticut Magazine" the top docs within each specialty are listed. Very helpful but top doc or not, I agree there has to be a nice line of communication between you & your doctor...Ellie
April, 2005 - ACL rupture, medial meniscus tear within posterior horn to articular surface, abnormal signal within lateral meniscus, partial tear MCL, bone contusions tibia/fibula, Baker's cyst.
No repairs.

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Re: Top Ortho in the US
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2005, 08:28:08 AM »
Also keep in mind that some of the best doctors in the US are not listed on the website.  I has several reputable sports medicine specialists and knee specialists tell me who they thought were the best patellofemoral doctors in the country and neither of them are listed on this site.  One of them (the one I am currently being treated by) travels all over the world doing patellofemoral research and is VERY active with the International Patellofemoral Study Group, but yet his name is nowhere to be found and yet he is the one that a great many of the top OSs in CA would go to themselves. 

It all really depends on what problems you are having as to who will be the best for you.....If you do decide to post what is going on, I am sure that you will find a lot of names of excellent surgeons as some of us have "been around the block", so to speak, before we have found the surgeon that has best fit our needs.  And I am sure that some of us can give you some names of who to be sure to avoid also based on horrible experiences that we have had or just simply lack of knowledge on their part, but you can be sure that we would do that via private message so that there would be no legal issues for the KG site.

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Re: Top Ortho in the US
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2005, 07:04:23 PM »
Kmmbradley,

I live on the border of KY, WV, and OH and I am ready to have surgery in Cincinnati, OH with a Dr. Noyse at the Cincinnati Sports Clinic.  He is top of the line, and specializes in ACL tears in women, and realignment that I am having done in less than 7 weeks.  Need info, be glad to provide it for you. 

MHillman

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Re: Top Ortho in the US
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2005, 07:53:48 PM »
If you don't mind the travel, Dr. Fu with University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is fabulous.  Dr. Harner in his group is also one of the best around.  I have found them easy to deal with and very willing to listen to everything.