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Re: Who has had a Patella Femoral replacement?
« Reply #30 on: September 13, 2006, 06:50:54 PM »
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Yes hydro is excellent I wish we still had it.

Rusty,
Also forgot to say that when I am asleep for a few hours and wake and the leg has been slightly bent and still for a long time, it hurts and aches after straightening again, do you get that too?

Jules
Apr 01 - bi-lat debride
Dec 01 - bi-lat mircrofracture & LR
Nov 02 - bi-lat debride & LR
Oct 04 - bi-lat A'scopy & harvest
Nov 04 - R ACI
June 05 - R A'scopy/shave
May 06 - R TKR
Aug 06 - L  PFJR
Jan 07 - L open LR
Oct 08 - L open LR
Feb 09 - L A'scopy/shave
July 09 - L TKR......
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Re: Who has had a Patella Femoral replacement?
« Reply #31 on: September 13, 2006, 07:13:56 PM »
Tiffany,

a lot of my pain turned out to be because of bursitis in the thighs and sacroiliac. I had shots and an epidural and that has helped. Maybe you shouldl be checked for that? I may also have bursitis where the tendon attaches to the femur so it feels as if it is the knee. I'm seeing my OS on Oct. 3 so will see if that is the case.

Jules,

I had the problem you have after the leg has been in one position for a long time, overnight for instance. That part is way better. I think it just takes time.

Nancy
OA both knees, confined to patella. Arthroscopy 1998, cortisone both knees,  Halygan shots both knees. Had PFR 3/28/05. Recovery on schedule according to OS but lots of pain radiating up thigh and to lower back.

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Re: Who has had a Patella Femoral replacement?
« Reply #32 on: September 13, 2006, 07:33:58 PM »
Thanks Nancy.

Jules
Apr 01 - bi-lat debride
Dec 01 - bi-lat mircrofracture & LR
Nov 02 - bi-lat debride & LR
Oct 04 - bi-lat A'scopy & harvest
Nov 04 - R ACI
June 05 - R A'scopy/shave
May 06 - R TKR
Aug 06 - L  PFJR
Jan 07 - L open LR
Oct 08 - L open LR
Feb 09 - L A'scopy/shave
July 09 - L TKR......
20 ops in 13 years

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Re: Who has had a Patella Femoral replacement?
« Reply #33 on: September 15, 2006, 10:47:42 PM »
Jules,

How's it going today?

It's raining buckets here, so I feel it.

Nancy
OA both knees, confined to patella. Arthroscopy 1998, cortisone both knees,  Halygan shots both knees. Had PFR 3/28/05. Recovery on schedule according to OS but lots of pain radiating up thigh and to lower back.

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Re: Who has had a Patella Femoral replacement?
« Reply #34 on: September 15, 2006, 11:15:18 PM »
HI Nancy,
We had all the rain yesterday, its been lovely today.
Been to PT this morning, now at 125 degree bend, and got discharged, she said not to push the bend anymore.
Been busy today, took 2 lots of meds today, haven't taken any in just over a week, and found I could do a lot more, but don't want to take them as it masks the reality of what I can really do, and I want to have a good idea of what I can do when I see the OS in 2 weeks time.
So the scar is feeling very tight this evening, but no real pain.
Hows you?
Jules
Apr 01 - bi-lat debride
Dec 01 - bi-lat mircrofracture & LR
Nov 02 - bi-lat debride & LR
Oct 04 - bi-lat A'scopy & harvest
Nov 04 - R ACI
June 05 - R A'scopy/shave
May 06 - R TKR
Aug 06 - L  PFJR
Jan 07 - L open LR
Oct 08 - L open LR
Feb 09 - L A'scopy/shave
July 09 - L TKR......
20 ops in 13 years

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Re: Who has had a Patella Femoral replacement?
« Reply #35 on: September 18, 2006, 01:04:57 PM »
Hi Jules,

Thanks for replying to my post. Hydro is good but really tough. I have a great deal of pain on the inside of my knee. Hopefully this is stil the after effects of the op. Afterall it is only 5 weeks. I think im trying to run before i can walk. I also have a problem with my left knee for which i wear a full leg callipar. The results of a Trampoline accident 26 years ago. How long was it before you began to feel the benefits of the PFR.Regards Lisa
9 ops on left knee begining in 1982,
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Washout on right knee oct 05
PFR 16th Aug 2006 on right knee

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Re: Who has had a Patella Femoral replacement?
« Reply #36 on: September 18, 2006, 01:41:32 PM »
Hi Lisa,
Its 5 weeks for me too, and I can't say I'm feeling any real benefits just yet, I get a pulling pain underneath the knee on walking, and pain on the inside under the knee cap or on the femoral joint still, so I guess its still early days, although I think at this point I was feeling the benefits with my other knee (TKR) at this point, thats why I'm a little concerned.
Keep the hydro going.
Jules
Apr 01 - bi-lat debride
Dec 01 - bi-lat mircrofracture & LR
Nov 02 - bi-lat debride & LR
Oct 04 - bi-lat A'scopy & harvest
Nov 04 - R ACI
June 05 - R A'scopy/shave
May 06 - R TKR
Aug 06 - L  PFJR
Jan 07 - L open LR
Oct 08 - L open LR
Feb 09 - L A'scopy/shave
July 09 - L TKR......
20 ops in 13 years

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Re: Who has had a Patella Femoral replacement?
« Reply #37 on: October 13, 2006, 05:06:08 PM »
Hi Kneesies,

I am feeling some improvement. Part of this is I had a series of lumbar epidurals which has helped my lower back and thigh pain which spreads into the knee so it is hard to tell the source. I have pinched nerves and bursitis. The epidural is for the pinched nerves and I have had shots for the bursitis. So for the moment they are helping.

The knee is still pretty sore when I walk. My OS says that at a year out what you have now is all you will get.

Hope all of you are doing well!

Nancy
OA both knees, confined to patella. Arthroscopy 1998, cortisone both knees,  Halygan shots both knees. Had PFR 3/28/05. Recovery on schedule according to OS but lots of pain radiating up thigh and to lower back.

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Re: Who has had a Patella Femoral replacement?
« Reply #38 on: October 30, 2006, 12:28:25 PM »
Hi All,

I am now about 2 and half months post PFR, and its still not going well, still in a lot of pain, and even with the TKR leg, the lower part of the leg is very painful on walking. I can walk around the block and then I'm like a crippled old woman the rest of the day!

See my OS in just under 4 weeks to see if he is going to do numer 13 op, for adhesions and the patella tilt inwards on the PFR knee. So watch this space.

Jules
Apr 01 - bi-lat debride
Dec 01 - bi-lat mircrofracture & LR
Nov 02 - bi-lat debride & LR
Oct 04 - bi-lat A'scopy & harvest
Nov 04 - R ACI
June 05 - R A'scopy/shave
May 06 - R TKR
Aug 06 - L  PFJR
Jan 07 - L open LR
Oct 08 - L open LR
Feb 09 - L A'scopy/shave
July 09 - L TKR......
20 ops in 13 years

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Re: Who has had a Patella Femoral replacement?
« Reply #39 on: November 11, 2006, 02:48:16 AM »
Jules,

I have been thinking about you. How's it going??? I hope you are getting some relief. What happened with the op for adhesians? Would love to know that you are doing better.

Love,

Nancy
OA both knees, confined to patella. Arthroscopy 1998, cortisone both knees,  Halygan shots both knees. Had PFR 3/28/05. Recovery on schedule according to OS but lots of pain radiating up thigh and to lower back.

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Re: Who has had a Patella Femoral replacement?
« Reply #40 on: November 11, 2006, 08:12:19 AM »
Hi Nancy,
Still the same at the moment, I see my OS on 23rd November for him to make a decision about my next op for the adhesions and tilting patella. Though just lately its the pain on the lower leg on the TKR that is giving me the most pain. See the Orthotics guy on Tuesday so hoping he will be able to help with the dropped foot arch that I hope is causing that pain.
How are you doing?
Regards
Jules
Apr 01 - bi-lat debride
Dec 01 - bi-lat mircrofracture & LR
Nov 02 - bi-lat debride & LR
Oct 04 - bi-lat A'scopy & harvest
Nov 04 - R ACI
June 05 - R A'scopy/shave
May 06 - R TKR
Aug 06 - L  PFJR
Jan 07 - L open LR
Oct 08 - L open LR
Feb 09 - L A'scopy/shave
July 09 - L TKR......
20 ops in 13 years

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Re: Who has had a Patella Femoral replacement?
« Reply #41 on: November 16, 2006, 06:05:26 PM »
Hi Jules,

Good luck at the OS and the orthotics guy.  It may very well be the dropped arch that is messing up the works.

How is your PFJR knee doing? Mine is still sore and I have pretty bad lower back pain. The OS says their not related but I'm not sure I believe that.

All the best,

Nancy
OA both knees, confined to patella. Arthroscopy 1998, cortisone both knees,  Halygan shots both knees. Had PFR 3/28/05. Recovery on schedule according to OS but lots of pain radiating up thigh and to lower back.

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Re: Who has had a Patella Femoral replacement?
« Reply #42 on: November 17, 2006, 07:14:29 PM »
Hi Nancy,
Went to the orthotics guy on Thursday, he is getting me some foot arches, left foot at 2 degree lift and right foot 4 degree lift, so hopefully it will help a lot. Should get them in a couple of weeks.
Have got my OS appointment on Thursday 23rd, so will see what he has to say, will let you know. Still having some pain in it and the tilting edge of the patella is so uncomfortable.
Your back pain will probably be due to the compensation of the way you are walking because of your sore knee. Are you still taking pain meds? If not try it for a few days, so your knee is not sore, then see if your back improves, it will test to see if we are right.
All the best to you too.
Jules
Apr 01 - bi-lat debride
Dec 01 - bi-lat mircrofracture & LR
Nov 02 - bi-lat debride & LR
Oct 04 - bi-lat A'scopy & harvest
Nov 04 - R ACI
June 05 - R A'scopy/shave
May 06 - R TKR
Aug 06 - L  PFJR
Jan 07 - L open LR
Oct 08 - L open LR
Feb 09 - L A'scopy/shave
July 09 - L TKR......
20 ops in 13 years

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Re: Who has had a Patella Femoral replacement?
« Reply #43 on: November 22, 2006, 05:41:18 PM »
Jules,

No, I'm not on pains meds. I don't know what to take. I don't want narcs. I'm afraid of Celebrex since heart disease runs in my family. And the OTC ones don't make a dent.

My OS says the back pain is not compensation, but I think I really need to see a spine specialist

Hope the orthotics does the trick. I suppose I should check that out too.

Aint this fun?

All the best,

Nancy
OA both knees, confined to patella. Arthroscopy 1998, cortisone both knees,  Halygan shots both knees. Had PFR 3/28/05. Recovery on schedule according to OS but lots of pain radiating up thigh and to lower back.

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Re: Who has had a Patella Femoral replacement?
« Reply #44 on: November 24, 2006, 09:01:48 AM »
Hi Nancy,
I'm the same at the moment, I don't want to take meds, been taking them far too long, and now it take 2 hours for them to kick in any way instead of the normal half an hour, which isn't good as my body is so used to them.
I think you should get checked out with your back, the last thing you need is for you to have long on going major problems with that too.
Should get the raised foot arch insoles next week if there here as they should be.
Went to see my OS yesterday, and as I predicted I have to have another minor op on the PFR knee to raise the patella on the outer side and to clear the adhesions, he wanted to do it by physio and then if that didn't work then go for surgery, but I told him I had very little faith in physio to raise the patella and I didn't want to go through that for months and only have to have the surgery any way, so he agreed and is going to try to get me in before xmas, which will be great as I can start next year a total fresh, with no more operations!
So then all being well could be back at work by March 2007. Though he did say it was unlikely that I could full fill all of my duties as a midwife, like standing still for hours in theatre or delivering a baby, but I can build up my muscles again now, as he said I can now bend it more than 90 degress again and hopefully that will improve it further and I have to stop using my stick and just go through the pain and he said just go for it now!
He also apologised for being off with me at my last appointment with him, which I thought was really nice, as its been 2 months since I saw him last and so he must have had it on his mind all this time.
Well thats it from me, just playing the waiting game again for number 13 operation, but I may only be in for the day or overnight, so not too bad. He will also just do a small cut on the side of the patella instead of open knee too, so that good too.
Hope you are well
Regards
Jules
Apr 01 - bi-lat debride
Dec 01 - bi-lat mircrofracture & LR
Nov 02 - bi-lat debride & LR
Oct 04 - bi-lat A'scopy & harvest
Nov 04 - R ACI
June 05 - R A'scopy/shave
May 06 - R TKR
Aug 06 - L  PFJR
Jan 07 - L open LR
Oct 08 - L open LR
Feb 09 - L A'scopy/shave
July 09 - L TKR......
20 ops in 13 years















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