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Offline davewalnut

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New PT needs help
« on: March 05, 2007, 08:40:34 PM »
Hi guys,
I've just qualified as a Physio in the UK, so naturally if anyone in the family has any muscle or joint problems, I get quizzed!!

I have 2 uncles, both mid 40's who are suffering from bilateral OA, 1 due to a menisectomy years ago and the other through wear and tear.

As they are both so young a TKR is a last resort really, so I was wondering if anyone had alternative suggestions. I've read about the Unispacers and menisci implants but believe they are more suitable for injuries.

Any links or suggestions you could throw my way would be much appreciated.

Thanks
Dave

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Re: New PT needs help
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2007, 06:48:14 AM »
Do you mean OA as osteoarthritis?
Man these acronyms drive me nuts.
I think you should look into OATS, but I don't know where you could go in the UK.

Here you should probably google these 3 names as many people here agree they're the guys to go to:
Dr Tom Minas
Dr Bert Mandelbaum
Dr Brian J Cole
Dr William Bugbee

Good luck.

Saida

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Re: New PT needs help
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2007, 07:14:53 PM »
Yeh, I did mean osteoarthritis. Thanks for those names, I'll check them out. :)















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