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Offline kreitler7

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New Procedure: Arthroscopic Polymer Resurfacing
« on: December 04, 2007, 08:32:46 AM »
This may be a future treatment for arthritis on one side of the knee.  They inject a plasic polymer arthroscopically onto your tibia.  This will provide a temporary new surface for your knee to glide on.  It has not been approved yet in the US.  So you can't get it done anywhere yet.  Mexican and Norweigan doctors are testing it out now.  It will be good because they don't have to rip open your whole knee to do the operation and they don't have to take any bone (as far as I can tell).

Check it out here: http://iasm.com/polymer.html

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Re: New Procedure: Arthroscopic Polymer Resurfacing
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2007, 09:01:52 AM »
Thanks. Sound interesting. Pity they didn't give any more info, like where it can be used and stuff. I guess that's what's being trialled at the moment. Will have to watch out for more info.
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Re: New Procedure: Arthroscopic Polymer Resurfacing
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2007, 07:41:35 PM »
This is interesting. Curious to see what that leads to.
Thanks for sharing.
Surgery 6 times left knee torn meniscus, RSDS,chondromalacia, nervdamage cause constant nervpain,chronic inflamm.
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Re: New Procedure: Arthroscopic Polymer Resurfacing
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2007, 10:52:47 PM »
Thanks for the info. Will be interesting to watch and see what happens with this.  It is great to see that there are those who are willing to push the envelope and look at other ways to treat arthritis.

We'll be watching.