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Offline wen

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Re: Posting your first message
« Reply #45 on: April 20, 2008, 07:09:16 AM »
Hi,
This is my first time posting  and I am also  having trouble . I would like to reply to ARAS, and would like to ask him/ her about the surgical experience with Dr. Fulkerson. My son is scheduled for surgery with him but I can not get Dr. F to talk to me pior to the sugery to answer questions. He wants me to send all my questions by Fax. I find this very odd and irresponsible.  He appears to be one of the few MD's specializing in patella femoral problems, but  the fact that he won't discuss the surgery  with me is making me very uneasy.What was your experience with him like? How does your knee feel, what surgery did he preform on your knee?
I hope this question makes it's way to the right person. Thanks W

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Re: Posting your first message
« Reply #46 on: July 07, 2008, 09:14:17 PM »
Hi,

New as well.

Due to severe disability I've at last applied and got High Living Allowance. Also means I can get 'Motobility'

Haven't got a clue what it is or how much it will cost.

Any takers

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Re: Posting your first message
« Reply #47 on: January 15, 2009, 09:29:38 PM »
Well i had knee surgery on september 16 and it still doesn't feel the same its gotten a lot better then what it was and then recently it started to click grind a little bit no pain at all and it is still hard to straiten all the way like my other leg.. the surgery that i had was my acl reconstructed and most of my meniscus taken out and i was wondering if the clicking and drind was normal.

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knee problems
« Reply #48 on: January 20, 2009, 08:25:26 AM »
Well lets see i had my acl reconstituted and most of my meniscus tooken out and that was on September 16, Its been four months of physical therapy and iam still not able to straighten my leg out all the way i asked my therapist why isnt it straighten all the way yet and she told me its because you where in your brace about two or 3 months.... iam able to bend it pretty far back and iam also able to walk on it for a good period of time can go up stares and down with out any problems and do my own body squats and i also think its because my hamstring is still pretty week........its getting real frustraighting i just want to get back to my normal life...........if any body has the same problems our good opines on what should i do..........answer back 

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anyone I can correspond with who has had AMZ/lateral release?
« Reply #49 on: April 21, 2009, 04:03:18 AM »
hello fellow knee sufferers! I am new to this site and am also having trouble figuring out how/where to post. Please bear with me. I have had a chronic patellar tracking problem with both my knees. I have had two surgeries on each knee, lateral release and meniscus repairs. I currently have a Bakers cyst in the left knee which causes me alot of trouble. I was a nordic ski instructor for over 12 years but I had to quit two years ago because of all the knee pain. A doctor I recently consulted wants to do an AMZ and a lateral release of my left knee and it scares me to death the idea of someone cutting part of my tibia off and then  screwing it down somewhere else. Is there someone out there who has had AMZ who I can correspond with? Id like to know whether or not it was successful, whether you could return to an athletic life style (skiing, climbing ,backpacking, biking etc), how long the recovery was and how difficult it was to rehab. Last week was the first I had ever even heard of this surgery. Also, if you dont mind explaining to me the protocol of how to use the site, that would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks for this site,
Bay

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Re: Posting your first message
« Reply #50 on: June 29, 2009, 02:01:07 AM »
I also don't know where to post on this site but am so happy to have found it...can someone diect me to the tibial plateau section????????? thank you so much!!

Christine

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Re: Posting your first message
« Reply #51 on: June 29, 2009, 02:29:53 AM »
The specialists office ---->Bone breaks around the knee
8/4/07 fell
8/5 diagnosed TPF
8/6 surgery plate and 6 screws
8/12 out of hospital NWM
8/21 staples removed
9/18 OS appt - WBAT with crutches
10/10 - WBAT with cane
10/27 - back to work w/cane
12/26 - no cane, slight limp when tired
1/25/08 - released from PT, no limp
2/3/09 - Released by OS

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Re: KNEE HELP
« Reply #52 on: September 19, 2009, 03:47:33 AM »
Hi, i was just wondering. is there any ACL damage you could get without worrying about surgery? and if so what kind of signs are there of that? for example like what certin things can you do to a certin extent with your knee with a torn acl?

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Re: Posting your first message
« Reply #53 on: September 27, 2009, 10:50:52 PM »
I have been on this site repeatedly and can not figure it all out!  How do I get to the place where I can post the dates of my medical incidents so they'll be at the bottom of my posts?  This is the first time I've even been able to figure out where to write something to someone!  And I made my profile here 3 months ago!!!
06/03/2009 shattered patella
06/10/2009 surgery
07/09/2009 began PT
07/22/2009 immobilizer off
09/17/2009 arthrofibrosis diagnosed ROM 64
10/01/2009 surgery for hardware removal and forced manipulation

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Re: Posting your first message
« Reply #54 on: September 28, 2009, 04:02:00 AM »
Hey Suz.

It sounds like you want to add to your signature. Here are the steps:

1) access your profile by clicking on the 'profile' button. Look at the row of buttons below the KNEEgeeks header and your user info box. The buttons say home, donate, help, search, profile, etc.

2) Once you open your profile, look along the left hand side to where it says "Modify Profile" and select "Forum profile information"

3) Add the information in the section labled "Signature" then click save changes and you're done.



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: Posting your first message
« Reply #55 on: September 28, 2009, 07:12:07 AM »
Thank you, Jaci!!! This site is not that easy to figure out!  I kept looking for some kind of questionnaire to fill out!  I appreciate your help. 
06/03/2009 shattered patella
06/10/2009 surgery
07/09/2009 began PT
07/22/2009 immobilizer off
09/17/2009 arthrofibrosis diagnosed ROM 64
10/01/2009 surgery for hardware removal and forced manipulation

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This site is tough
« Reply #56 on: September 30, 2009, 12:49:23 PM »
I had a TPF that required surgey on 7/20 its now 9/30 started PT a few weeks back for ROM but still feel like i'm getting nowwhere. Please help

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Re: Posting your first message
« Reply #57 on: October 02, 2009, 07:17:24 PM »
Pete,

Take a look down in "Specialist's Office--- bone breaks around the knee." You'll find others who have had tibial plateau fractures.



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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Ruptered quadriceps
« Reply #58 on: January 10, 2010, 10:29:53 PM »
Hi All

I am post op Ruptered  Quadriceps 6 weeks now had cast on for three weeks and in brace for the last three weeks  and starting physio tommorow any ides how long it will be before I can drive again also I have a lot of pain in my good leg thigh muscle as I have been moving all the weight on to the good leg anybody else getting this and what did you do anybody with any advise I would be really grateful its great to get support from pepole who have gone through this .

Best Wishes
Desmond Buckley

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Broken Knee Cap
« Reply #59 on: January 25, 2010, 08:25:34 PM »
Hello All,

I broke my kneecap in half back on 10/3, had surgery 10/14 and now have two screws and a figure 8 wire.  It is now 1/25/10 and have just hit 115 ROM, I do not use a brace or a crutch anymore (yippee).  Does this sound like a good ROM for the time frame?  At first my leg would not bend past 60 degrees, but while my PT was bending my leg it popped really loud and it was like a relief of pressure.  My leg bent right to 80 degrees after that...My only problem now is trying to learn how to walk down stairs, wow what a struggle! I also have dull achy pain on the right side of my kneep (not the kneecap) especially when going to sleep, it's hard to get comfortable.  I used to only sleep on my side, now I have to sleep on my back and that is driving me crazy... Any suggestions on what pain creams are good and any advice on walking down stairs would be great! 















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