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Re: TRAUMA INDUCED OSTEOARTHRITIS
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2006, 02:12:58 PM »
Yep, PKR is half of a total knee replacement. I am in a clinical trial for a new kind of PKR and it is less destructive and leaves more bone stock.

missy

oh could you explain more to me please? is it a titanium one you have? I have a titanium one and the one I am getting on thursday is also titanium.......a lot of my bone is damage anyway and will have to be removed, can I ask what hospital you had it done at?
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Re: TRAUMA INDUCED OSTEOARTHRITIS
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2006, 02:20:26 PM »
I had an "arthrosurface hemicap" done at the Hughston Sports Medicine Hospital in Columbus GA. You can look at the hemicap at arthrosurface.com. It is made of titanium and is like a huge screw that is screwed into the femur and the head of the screw covers  some of the lesions on my medial femoral chondyle. My OS does traditional PKRs but he is in the clinical trial for this new one.

missy
2 ligament recons right ankle
2 arthroscopic,
5 open knee procedures
2 Plica removals
bone spur removal
2 microfractures
4 debridements
2 open LOAs all on left knee
Arthritis,both knees, ankles, shoulders, elbows, hands,spine
Fibromyalgia
Arthrofibrosis
LOA & PKR 2/15/06
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TKR JAN 2012

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Re: TRAUMA INDUCED OSTEOARTHRITIS
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2006, 02:43:51 PM »
ah that is in america right? I am in the uk and I have not heard of any trials like that here
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Re: TRAUMA INDUCED OSTEOARTHRITIS
« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2006, 07:09:32 PM »
It is already approved in Europe so there are no clinical trials there anymore. We are waiting on FDA approval.
2 ligament recons right ankle
2 arthroscopic,
5 open knee procedures
2 Plica removals
bone spur removal
2 microfractures
4 debridements
2 open LOAs all on left knee
Arthritis,both knees, ankles, shoulders, elbows, hands,spine
Fibromyalgia
Arthrofibrosis
LOA & PKR 2/15/06
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TKR JAN 2012

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Re: TRAUMA INDUCED OSTEOARTHRITIS
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2006, 09:39:10 AM »
It is already approved in Europe so there are no clinical trials there anymore. We are waiting on FDA approval.


oh I see, my surgeon never mentioned it to me? mind you its not just my knees but i have a lot of muscle wastage due to my condition and I do need a lot of bone removing as I had a roux goldwaith procedure on my knee 2 years ago and a lot of extra bone grew.....how are you finding the new half knee?
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Re: TRAUMA INDUCED OSTEOARTHRITIS
« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2006, 01:35:09 PM »
so far so good, I do still  have pain but the new knee seems to be helping. If you have lots of bone damage, this implant would not work for you. sorry
2 ligament recons right ankle
2 arthroscopic,
5 open knee procedures
2 Plica removals
bone spur removal
2 microfractures
4 debridements
2 open LOAs all on left knee
Arthritis,both knees, ankles, shoulders, elbows, hands,spine
Fibromyalgia
Arthrofibrosis
LOA & PKR 2/15/06
RA
in pain mgmt
TKR JAN 2012

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Re: TRAUMA INDUCED OSTEOARTHRITIS
« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2006, 03:45:55 PM »
so far so good, I do still  have pain but the new knee seems to be helping. If you have lots of bone damage, this implant would not work for you. sorry


am glad its working for you....I still get some pain in the new half knee I had done last year and hopefully the other titanium one I am having on thursday will be ok
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Re: TRAUMA INDUCED OSTEOARTHRITIS
« Reply #22 on: April 11, 2006, 07:35:17 PM »
Good luck, let us know how you are doing post op.

missy
2 ligament recons right ankle
2 arthroscopic,
5 open knee procedures
2 Plica removals
bone spur removal
2 microfractures
4 debridements
2 open LOAs all on left knee
Arthritis,both knees, ankles, shoulders, elbows, hands,spine
Fibromyalgia
Arthrofibrosis
LOA & PKR 2/15/06
RA
in pain mgmt
TKR JAN 2012

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Re: TRAUMA INDUCED OSTEOARTHRITIS
« Reply #23 on: April 11, 2006, 07:39:13 PM »
Good luck, let us know how you are doing post op.

missy


I will indeed missy, am very nervous as you can imagine.... :'(
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Re: TRAUMA INDUCED OSTEOARTHRITIS
« Reply #24 on: July 27, 2006, 09:52:18 AM »
Hi Foxpot
I am also a victim of Trauma Induced Osteoarthritis, was hit head on by a car in 1985, lost the lower half of my calf from ankle to back of knee.  Femur was damaged and other knee problems that I cant remember the names of....one time in my life when I was grateful to have nice fat thighs, they cushioned and protected my femur from breaking.  My OS at the time told me I would be a prime candidate for OA later in life, and he was right.

I have been lucky in that I have been relatively pain free until about 2 years ago when I began having pain in my knee, after walking long distances, or dancing.  In February 06 I was finally diagnosed as having severe OA, saw my OS yesterday (the same OS whom I saw in 1985) and he says I need a new knee.  The waiting list in my area fortunately is 6 months, but I have deferred treatment for 6 months until I can resolve a stressful situation at work before going through another stressful situation.

Dont know about you but having OA in my knee has really dragged me down, I feel such a crockpot, had to stop going to my gym, and finding it really hard to lose weight.  I even envy fit elderly people who can run across the street or walk briskly.  My knee cracks all the time, even when swimming and gives way too.

My hubby bought me a Tens Machine which helps with the pain relief, I have paid privately for Acupuncture which was fine at the time, and take daily doses of Glucosomene, Chondroitin, MSM and Vit c.

I look forward to having a new knee but am also quite scared of the procedure and consequences if it goes wrong.

I think you are so brave, and wish you well.....look forward to hearing how you are doing post op.
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Re: TRAUMA INDUCED OSTEOARTHRITIS
« Reply #25 on: July 27, 2006, 12:43:12 PM »
Hi everyone,

My OA is a mixture of trauma induced, hypermobility and maltracking.  The constant dislocations are what did most of the damage but I am extremely clumsy with the hypermobility as well and have frequent accidents  >:(, after my last accident where I tore off a big chunk of cartilage from the lateral femoral condyle, my OS performed microfracture on that section and also on the underside of the patella, I'm only 5 weeks out from that and, since having a car crash in between and bashing both patellas off the dashboard  ::), I'm not sure yet if it has worked.  If the microfracture doesn't work I'm going to try mosaicplasty or anything else that can put off me getting TKRs (which I have been told I will need) as I'm only 38 and although there are great stories of success for these, my dad being one of them, he's done fantastically well in such a short time, I have to admit that, like Angeleyes, I am terrified of the chance of something going wrong and I end up being worse off than I am now.

This arthrosurface hemicap sounds very interesting, I'll have to look into that one too.

Natalie.
Dislocations since age 12
Trochlear Dysplasia
Maltracking
Hypermobile
LR/MR-failed
TTT, LR, MR L knee 95-Success
TTT, LR, MR R 02-Success
Screws out
Partial tear ACL
Severe end stage OA
4 Debridements
Partial Meniscectomy
Failed Microfracture
11mm Defect LFC
Bone Spurs, Kissing Lesions

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Re: TRAUMA INDUCED OSTEOARTHRITIS
« Reply #26 on: August 08, 2006, 06:15:41 AM »
I do love my arthrosurface hemicap. The rehab is so much easier than microfracture rehab. My only worry now is that I have a LARGE section of fibrocartilage from one of my microfractures that will wear out and it is in the same knee as the hemicap. I dont know if they can do 2 hemicaps in one knee or not. IF not, I guess a TKR is next for me. Microfractures usually have a 2-4 yr life span from what I have read and mine is over 2 yrs old now. I dread the next step . I am hoping that the hemicap can be used in that defect too.

missy
2 ligament recons right ankle
2 arthroscopic,
5 open knee procedures
2 Plica removals
bone spur removal
2 microfractures
4 debridements
2 open LOAs all on left knee
Arthritis,both knees, ankles, shoulders, elbows, hands,spine
Fibromyalgia
Arthrofibrosis
LOA & PKR 2/15/06
RA
in pain mgmt
TKR JAN 2012

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Re: TRAUMA INDUCED OSTEOARTHRITIS
« Reply #27 on: August 22, 2006, 05:21:06 PM »
Hi everyone,

It's amazing to see how much damage can be done in just a blink of time. 
For me it was just a horsebackriding accident, landing on my left elbow and both knees.  My elbow was totally dislocated and treated but no one bothered much with my knees.  My knees began hurting more and more each year until finally began limiting all activities.  Surgery has made an incredible difference in my pain levels and has definately been very worthwhile.
Imagine many other's like me before this did not even realize there were so many things that can go wrong with knees.  I'd never knew beforehand just how complicated knees could be....

Good luck to everyone, hope we all have better knee days ahead.....  ~shade
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