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Re: Post op recovery from Synovectomy and plica removal
« Reply #120 on: April 10, 2007, 05:16:58 AM »
Mary,

I, too, am having problems with hyperextension on my right knee when I walk.  I feel like it is "giving out" a couple times a day.  Sometimes it is so bad I have to sit and ice for a while.  My PT is having me do about 3 exercises at home 2 times a day, and about 2 days a week at the clinic 2 more exercises for my hips.  He said that if the quad and hip muscles even out (with the exercises) it will stop hyperextending.  I hope so because it hurts when it "gives out."  Also, since I have been doing them (about 1 week) I don't walk with as much of a limp as before.  I guess they are helping.

As for the doctor's office, I think you did the right thing.  If they are professional they should call you back when they say they will.  He needs to know what is going on and handle it accordingly.  Also, if they are not accepting new patients, they need to tell you that up front.  Good luck!

Stacy

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Re: Post op recovery from Synovectomy and plica removal
« Reply #121 on: April 11, 2007, 10:36:55 PM »
Stacy, I dont feel my knee hyperextending but the video clearly shows it.

As far as the doctor's office regarding my second opinion well it kind of fell through. They called today and told me he read my records and advised that I consult with an pain specialist. What kind of second opinion is that, I mean he did not even meet with me to examine me so I am not sure what to do right now. Kind of a little pissed off. But Ill get over it, I do have a surgeon working with me but for my own minds sake I wanted another opinion before I decide whether to do a lateral release or not. I guess Im not sure what to do at the moment. Take care, Mary
Arthroscopy-May23,06;suprapatellar synovectomy and plica excision/removal. October 06 now have chondromalacia of patella and osteoarthritis in medial compartment of knee

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Re: Post op recovery from Synovectomy and plica removal
« Reply #122 on: April 14, 2007, 03:43:54 PM »
Well, I saw the PT again for a another visit on Thursday and I told him I had started riding the exercise bike like he recommended on the first visit but I am experiencing pain with it like after 4 minutes of riding. So he watched me ride a little in his office and was trying to figure out why and he said my problem is I am riding with my seat to tall and hyperextending the legs but when he adjusted the seat to where it should be I still had pain when bringing the leg up into flexion so he said get off and go over to the table which I did  and he looked at and felt around both of my knees and then he had me feel my knees and said you cant ride the bike right now because you have to much swelling in the knee limiting your flexion. So he gave me a few other non weightbearing exercises to work on my gluts and abdominal muscles because my core is weak and my gluts dont activate like they should when I walk. He also told me to start taking antiinflammatories and call him back on monday to let him know if the swelling is gone or is going down, if not we will have to change the game plan.

Well yesterday I called my OS's office (the one that says the next step would be the lateral release) and left a message with the PA saying the therapist told me to take anti inflammatories but I am not sure what kind or how much? So he called me back within a 1/2 hour and we discussed it and he decided to call a prescription in for the Daypro again since that helped in the past. So I will be back on that for a month and I have one refill if I and the therapist still thank I need it.

Take care everyone and Have a wonderful weekend. I am going to try and have fun and go to a country concert tonight even though the knee is bothering me but maybe my mind will get off of the pain for a while. Mary ;)
Arthroscopy-May23,06;suprapatellar synovectomy and plica excision/removal. October 06 now have chondromalacia of patella and osteoarthritis in medial compartment of knee

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Re: Post op recovery from Synovectomy and plica removal
« Reply #123 on: April 26, 2007, 11:27:27 PM »
Well lets see its been two weeks....and so far have not gotten much farther in the knee situation. I had PT again today (granted I do PT exercises everday for the most part) but today was my follow up visit and he assessed it and said the swelling had gone down a lot but not all the way, I personally don't think it will ever be like the other knee. Anyways he asked me about the bike riding and I told him I had not attempted it since my last visit because there still is some swelling. So he said lets go try and so I did and I got a few revolutions and told him I had pain. Then we went back to the table and he pushed around and prodded the kneecap with me sitting up and laying down then he told me he noticed something different said the kneecap is riding to high and could be because the muscles in the suprapatellar area are to tight or because of the swelling at the base (front) of my patella. So he had me and him manually massage the area to try and loosen it up and then we went back to the bike and tried yet again I told him the pain was not as severe but it was still there. So then we went back to the table yet again and he taped my around my patella on both sides trying to pull the patella down some, then back to the bike and this time is was a lot better. So I was told to come home and ride the bike for a while and then take the tape off and then attempt the bike tomorrow without tape.

I did the bike and it did not bother me while I was on it but once the tape was off and I started moving around quite abit outside I started having to limp because of pain...so not so sure what I should do now...I am going to email him back and tell him so he can advise me what to do as he told me not to make a follow up when I left and call him on monday.

So anyone have advise on this Patella Alta? Thanx Mary
Arthroscopy-May23,06;suprapatellar synovectomy and plica excision/removal. October 06 now have chondromalacia of patella and osteoarthritis in medial compartment of knee

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Re: Post op recovery from Synovectomy and plica removal
« Reply #124 on: May 05, 2007, 11:41:04 PM »
Just giving an update as to my situation yet again. I emailed and talked with the therapist last weekend and he told me to try and tape again over last weekend on for a while and then off for a while only because the tape makes me break out in a rash. So I did that and it did not help so I emailed him back on Monday and I asked him if whether the way we are taping it could be putting to much downward compression on the patella and flaring up the chondromalacia. He said it could be a possibility but the fact that in the clinic I did not have pain with the taping while biking the situation needs further testing and investigation.

So I am going back again to the therapist on Tuesday. In the meantime he said he is searching for an exericise that will decrease the load on the cartilage, and allows high repetitions of movements through a safe range of motion, so that we can stimulate the cartilage to heal, and the adjacent muscles to get strong and to burn calories so weight reduction can occur.

This statement makes me very curious as to what the type of exercise will be....as we now know biking is off the list...

Take care  :) Mary
Arthroscopy-May23,06;suprapatellar synovectomy and plica excision/removal. October 06 now have chondromalacia of patella and osteoarthritis in medial compartment of knee

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Re: Post op recovery from Synovectomy and plica removal
« Reply #125 on: September 07, 2007, 01:50:13 AM »
Its been a while since Ive been on here....have been doing PT off and on like once a month since I last posted and progress is getting really nowhere.
I did have some better days but now here lately this week I seem to be starting all over again...flaring up...and its not just my knee now...
My right ankle has developed peroneal tendonitis and had a cortisone injection in that on the 23 of August, but its been hell since then...so I was given my good ol standby antii-inflammatory yet again and darvocet for pain..so trying to help the knee and ankle with that...and now seeing a new therapist for my ankle.

Will this ever end....
Mary
Arthroscopy-May23,06;suprapatellar synovectomy and plica excision/removal. October 06 now have chondromalacia of patella and osteoarthritis in medial compartment of knee















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