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Iona_-Uk

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How long have you had knee problems
« on: July 12, 2003, 09:15:02 PM »
just a thread to see how long we've all had knee problems, maybe when the thread gets pushed to the bottom of the forum we could see how many collective years we've spent with knee problems?

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Re: How long have you had knee problems
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2003, 09:16:03 PM »
I've had pain since early 1995 (Jan) but not diagnosed until Sep 1996, still in pain.

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Re: How long have you had knee problems
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2003, 06:06:17 AM »
Oh my gosh, I have this vision of adding up all the years and they total like 500 years. I have had knee problems since 1984 since my knee flew up and hit my motorcycle handlebar and I tore my left ACL so my answer is 19 years. Theresa
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Re: How long have you had knee problems
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2003, 12:50:41 PM »
I can well imagine, collectively it going over 500 years, it would be good if everyone who has joined the board in the last year could add theirs but a lot of people have moved on....

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Re: How long have you had knee problems
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2003, 04:09:33 PM »
Oh crikey, mine also feels like a life time with all the pain and aches, but actaully around 6 years and getting worse, but such is life.
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Re: How long have you had knee problems
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2003, 05:41:00 PM »
I have had knee problems since I was about 8 years old so about 13 years but I've only started having surgeries the last 2 years after my car accident where I tore my acl,mcl and pcl and dislocated my patella.

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21 yrs. old..Right knee injury. Ligament Recon 6-21-01, 2 LR's 3/02 & 9/02
TTT 11/08/02, patella and ligament recon 5/03
Recently dx with OA, Having hardware removed and knee scoped on 6/24/04

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Re: How long have you had knee problems
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2003, 06:15:35 PM »
Let's see...they started when I was ten so 7, almost 8 years.  Dang, can't believe I've been putting up with this this long!

Rachel
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Lateral Release Right Knee 6-21-02
Peroneal Brevis Tendon Repair Right Ankle 6-29-05

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Re: How long have you had knee problems
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2003, 06:42:48 PM »
I'd always had problems with my legs from being a baby, but I first started having bad knee pain when I was about 8 or 9, so you're looking at around 20 years for me really. Yikes, it's not until you look at it like that you realise how long you've suffered with the pain is it?

Interesting thread Iona and it will be interesting to see what our final total is!  :P It certainly got me thinking about things and I realised it's about 15 years since my first knee surgery and I have now been on these crutches for coming up to 4 years ( well not actually the same pair, beacuse I bent my orignal pair!  ::) )

Here's hoping that one day we can all stop adding to those years of pain.

Love and hugs....Jo
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Re: How long have you had knee problems
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2003, 07:26:26 PM »
Hmm lets see...  well I've had joint pain for 18 yrs (my lifetime) but always assumed everyone else's joints felt like that too...  I've had knee problems for 7, going on 8 yrs.

Eeek... I shudder to think of what our total will be!

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Chronic joint pain,subluxations,microtraumas...

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Re: How long have you had knee problems
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2003, 07:26:50 PM »
I had my first knee accident when I was 20, 17 years ago.  My growing pain began in 1995 before my 40th birthday after my youngest daughter was born.  I finally went to the ortho and was diagnoised in 2000 and have had all of this fun since then.

That is why I try to suggest to others to get their knees looked at early on, cause I think early interventiopn can help avoid some of these big procedures.

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left knee same5/02
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Iona_-Uk

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Re: How long have you had knee problems
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2003, 09:51:01 PM »
Early intervention and diagnosis is KEY, I encourage people to seek specialist advice asap, I didn't and I regret it.

The sooner you see somone who has a detailed understanding of knee problems, hopefully the sooner the pain can be sorted, it's not always the case unfortunately but in some cases it is and thats what we are aiming for.


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Re: How long have you had knee problems
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2003, 10:00:19 PM »
hmm ive had joint pain all my life but chocked it up to being a premie and didnt realize that everyone else didnt feel this way too (only know starting to realize that my HMS body is so not normal!)  My knees really started bothering me enough to finally see a dr when i was 13 or so which means it been 8 years but before that it was pain that i just didnt realize wasnt normal and had ankle and foot problems (and probably knee)  before that (since before i could walk)  

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Re: How long have you had knee problems
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2003, 10:47:20 PM »
Well, the accident that I had that probably started everything will be 6 years ago tomorrow... to I really have had knee problems on and off for 6 years... I just got the knee looked into 10 months ago though, and its been a constant battle ever since.

Emily
Right Knee- 10-14-03- LR, TTO, Scope, Plica excision
               4-20-04- Scope, screw removal, scar tissue clean up

Left knee- subluxing, maltracking & malaligned-not ready to start treatmet..

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Re: How long have you had knee problems
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2003, 11:00:27 PM »
18 years (and I am only 24 now).
Lateral Release along with patella cleanup and bone spur shaving - Early September 2002 - Had a blood clot (DVT) as a complication.
TTT, Scope, and LR in mid June 2003.

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Re: How long have you had knee problems
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2003, 11:22:13 PM »
Hi Iona


I've had a knee problem for almost 3 yrs. It was caused by surgery my first OS did to repair a broken leg. My knee was perfectly healthy before surgery.

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