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Saw some pics of my knee...
« on: September 21, 2002, 07:39:07 PM »
This week when I went to see the OS he gave me some pictures from during my LR of my knee cap before and after some shaving of bone spurs and some general cleanup.  WOW, did my kneecap look like a mess.. no wonder it was so sore and noisy!!  Then the after shots look really clean and spiffy...almost brand new.  Kind of like a makeover for the knee.  Anyone else get to see their kneecaps or knee joints from during the scope.  I would have liked to have been awake to see it live but I waan't given that option...oh well.  Anyone have any pics of their knees on a website or that they could mail me, I would love to see what some others looked like.

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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: Saw some pics of my knee...
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2002, 09:50:06 PM »
I have some MRI's of my knees, they are fantastic clarity, you can see a portion of the plica in one. I had to laugh as both the OS and the radiologist had missed this and it was only when he was going back over them at my follow up he found it.

I have a video from my knee, which is my new party piece and like yours, my knee was messy in there!.

Iona

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Re: Saw some pics of my knee...
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2002, 03:35:26 AM »
Hi!  My scope pictures looked like coral from the coral reef to me--until my ortho explained what all of that stuff was.   With my right knee, it was really cool to see how it looked with the improvements.   However, with my left knee, the pictures showed so much trouble it was scary.  That seems to match what has been going on with my knees to the letter--funny thing, the xrays showed my right knee to be in the worst condition--over and over and over again.   i knew that it felt the other way around, but it wasn't until my doc got inside that the truth of the issue showed up.  Sylvia
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Scope on rt knee,9/00;2/01
scope w/ LR and debridement rt knee 2/02
left knee same5/02
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LeftTKR12/16/02
Right TKR7/14/03
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Re: Saw some pics of my knee...
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2002, 03:49:50 AM »
I wish I had my pictures from my LR!!  I would loooove to go up to my gym teacher from last year and be like see this is how my knee looked!!  My gym teacher gave me hell last year and a doctor's note meant nothing to her...and I didn't want to get surgery in the school year so we waited till the end of the year but I still had to finish gym and the teacher gave me an F!!!  I was sooo mad and I would love to show her how bad my kneecap was messed up....it looked like those caves where theres all those pointy things on e ceiling...stalactites or stalagmites whatever they are!!!  It was bad!!!  My dad's jaw just dropped in shock when he saw them!!!  I wonder if I can get the pics from my OS...
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Re: Saw some pics of my knee...
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2002, 04:17:27 AM »
I have my 2nd Scope on video (yes I woke up from the anasthetic and the doctor handed me a video and said " Here you go this is what it looked like, ENJOY" showing my torn ACL, I don't know if the Reconstruction is on the video to or nmot as I have been to squeamish to watch it, but I don't think it does.
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Re: Saw some pics of my knee...
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2002, 04:19:59 AM »
Cica,
OFF the subject but there is an easy way to remember which are which . Stalagmites and stalagtities. (the mites run up you legs but you tights run down ) therefore stalagmites run from floor to ceiling and stalagtites run from ceiling to floor. Just thought I would add this useless bit of trivia  ;D
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Re: Saw some pics of my knee...
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2002, 11:03:02 PM »
I have pictures from my last LR - how frightening!  There was a bunch of pitting and cracking where it should have been smooth.  I would like to take them to my first Surgeon who told me I would "grow out of it" and pretty much told me to ignore it, causing me more damage....  
But the pictures are fascinating.  Don't think I would want to be awake for the surgery though!!!
LR on left knee 8/01, LR & Chondroplasty on right knee 1/02.. had OATS procedure 9/26/02. Possible torn meniscus in left knee, but battling breast cancer, so knee is on hold!

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Re: Saw some pics of my knee...
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2002, 05:29:24 AM »
Do you think if I asked my OS for the pictures he would let me have them??  I dunno if he would still have them though its been 3 months!
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Re: Saw some pics of my knee...
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2007, 09:05:25 AM »
OK! This is so great, someone said that they thought the pictures looked like coral, and that's what I've been saying for years! I have totally been vindicated!

On to the subject, I should actually have pictures from my LR's tomorrow!  I have to see a specialist in Connecticut next week, so my OS is having me pick up my complete medical history to bring to him, including photos of my surgeries. If I can, I will post some for your viewing pleasure!  I've always found the pictures absolutely fascinating.  My bestfriend went to one of my appts with me, and my doctor pulled out the surgery pics, and I think she nearly passed out!

Hopefully have stuff to show off tomorrow!

Julie
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Re: Saw some pics of my knee...
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2007, 09:06:48 AM »
Do you think if I asked my OS for the pictures he would let me have them??  I dunno if he would still have them though its been 3 months!

Chica -

He might give you copies.  I had my LR's 5+ years ago, and he still had the copies of the pics, so I dont' see why not!
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