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Offline GIMPY64

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Just Wondering
« on: May 24, 2006, 02:10:16 AM »
Hi everyone,

I was just wondering about the following.  I have had several surgeries on my L knee over the past 20 years.  I am currently experiencing the following and have been working with my OS to try and figure it out, but was just wondering if anyone else has had a similar problem.

Over the past few months my knee has started swelling, the ROM has dropped severly making it difficult to go up and down stairs, walk, etc.  I've had all the injections and things are not going well.  The swelling now extends down my leg to the my instep, have have some toes go numb and it has now become very painful most of the time. I walk, difficulty, with a very pronouced limp which causes me to use a cane more and more, and I'm going quite knockneed as well. Note:  I've had bone on bone for more than 20 years therefore have lots of OA and scar tissue. I've been down the brace route, PT route, even saw a Chiro for awhile so I havn't really left any stone unturned as thay say.

Any thoughts? I see my OA on Friday, what sort of things should I ask are there any other options I may not know about.  Could it be Osteofibrosis...BTW I'm 41.

Thanks for reading,

Gimpy 64 :-\

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Re: Just Wondering
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2006, 10:54:26 AM »

Hi there.....

I'd personally be seeking another opinion.  If your OS does not see what the problem is or how to help with your situation with bracing, physio or surgery then it's time to move on and see another surgeon to get a second opinion. 
I've learned it's a good idea to find a surgeons specialties - for instance seeing a surgeon who could do an osteotomy & restorative techniques was the answer for my knee situation.  So I went to see a patello-femoral specialist.  You have to find an experienced surgeon to assess your knee & diagnos the problem first, then offer treatment options.
Good luck and let us know how it goes.  ~Shade
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Re: Just Wondering
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2006, 11:07:20 AM »
I agree with shade ;), get another opinion!

Good luck and let us know how it turns out!

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Re: Just Wondering
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2006, 11:22:18 PM »
Thanks Ladies,

Saw the OS yesterday and it looks like I'm in for surgery No.5,  we've decided that all other avenues have been exhausted and now we're going to go in and have a look see.  I'm happy with this decision as hopefully it will give me some answers.  No date yet but hope to have that soon, my last orthoscope gave me fives years hope this one does the same....As soon as I have a date I'll let you know, I would like to be at the beginning of the summer so that if all goes well I'll be able to get some golf in this season...miss it lots.

Talk to you soon,