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Offline rfutrell

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Advise needed on knee injury.
« on: February 02, 2007, 10:00:15 PM »
I am a 34 year old male, who fell and had a blunt force trama to my right knee. I damaged the Meniscus severly. I have had 2 orthoscopic surgerys to repair it and to fix the pain. Well, needless to say I am still in sever pain after 1 year. The OS I was going to advised me earlier this month that he has done all he can do for me. I did not like that responce so I made an appt with Duke University Medical Center here in North Carolina USA. I was really shocked when the OS there said that there were more options available to me. One of which was the Rooster Shots. He told me that if these shots did not work, then yet another surgery would be in my future. I have read alot of bout shots but could not decypher the different ones.

Has any one had the socalled Rooster Shots. And if so, did it work for you?

My alternative is surgery. The nexted surgery will consist of stimulating the bone to bleed and emobilize my leg for 4 - 6 weeks. (This will kill my work schedule)

Thank you for letting me share this with you.

Richard Futrell
02/06 - Orthoscopic Surgery - Right Knee
09/06 - Orthoscopic Surgery - Right Knee
01/07 - Rooster Injection (Sorry Not Sure What Its Called)

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Re: Advise needed on knee injury.
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2007, 08:21:36 PM »
HI IM REALLY SORRY TO HEAR OF THE PROBS YOUR HAVING.
I HAVE JUST HAD MY SECOND OP DONE ON MY KNEE  (HOPE IT WILL WORK! )
ALTHOUGH IM NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE PROBS YOU ARE HAVING I WAS LIKE YOU, TOLD TWICE THERE WAS NOTHING ELSE THEY COULD DO FOR ME.......I WAS NOT SATISFIED WITH THIS AFTER SEVERAL MORE MONTHS OF PHYSIO AND PRODDING AND POKING!! AND EVENTUALLY GOT MY SPECIALIST CHANGED AND GOT MY OP DONE.THE FIRST ONE WAS KEYHOLE (ANTHROSCEPY??) WHICH WAS MORE EXPLORITRY THEN A CURE THIS BROUGHT BACK THE RESULTS THAT THERE WAS IN MY SPECIALISTS WORDS "MORE GOING ON IN THERE THEN WE FIRST THOUGHT" I HAD HAD MRI SCANS X RAYS ETC BEFORE THIS AND ALL CAME BACK SUPPOSEDLY OK.
I THINK OUR NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE TRY AND FOB US OFF HOPING WE WILL TAKE THAT AS THE FINAL ANSWER TO SAVE MONEY!! BUT WERE YOUR HEALTH IS CONCERNED YOU CAN'T!!
I WOULD DEF TRY AND GET ANOTHER OPINION AS FOR WORK I'LL BE OF  MINIMUM OF 6 WEEKS WHICH IS A NIGHTMARE ESP SINCE I HAVE NOT BEEN AT MY JOB FOR LONG BUT SO FAR SO GOOD I SEEM TO BE DOING OK AFTER MY OP SP IT MAY BE WORTH CONSIDERING IF THIS IS YOUR ONLY OPTION?? :)
i had a motorcycle accident-landed on right knee!(mar 05)
...arthroscopy - 4th feb 06.
...VMO Advancement,LR+JMedial reefing - 24th jan 07.
...28 feb 07 i fell down 14 stairs.....more pain and stress!
...now at PT working on ROM and strenghening

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Re: Advise needed on knee injury.
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2007, 04:59:41 AM »
Hi Richard,
Synvisc is one of the best of the so-called "rooster shots". I couldn't use it because I have allergies to animal dander, but there are also synthetic versions on the market, such as Euflexxa and Supartz. I've had both of these, and found the Supartz to work a bit better. The shots are definitely worth trying. Some people get relief and some don't, but there are no real side effects and they're usually covered by insurance.

I've also had 2 microfractures, and am about 6 weeks post-op from the last one. If you want to know a little bit more about this procedure, I have a post-op diary going. This technique didn't work well for me the first time, and I had to go back in for an OATS procedure, but it is less invasive, and the recovery is much easier than the OATS. The lesion I had it on this time was smaller, and I'm hoping for a better outcome with this one. My OS only had me NWB for 4 weeks, but it seems surgeons differ widely on this.

I know it's difficult to have to take so much time off from work, but if it's a question of preserving the cartilage in your knee, I think it's something you might want to consider. If your knee issues have progressed to the point where your OS is recommending surgeries like microfracture, then you're past the point where more conservative measures like PT are going to help. Delaying treatment will only make things worse in the end. I speak from experience here, and I can't tell you how much I regret ignoring my knee problems.

Terre
RK 7/04 part. m. menisc., plica resect., MF
    3/05 part. m. menisc., open OATS
    1/07 part l. menisc., MF, patellar chondroplasty
    9/08 MF
LK 11/04 & 8/06 part m. menisc.
     7/07 LR, patellar tendon debrid., part m. menisc.