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Offline swayball

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could oats be for me?
« on: February 27, 2008, 01:55:07 AM »
hey all, just signed up though I have read some posts here in the past. I'm particularly frustrated this week with my knee since doc said yesterday there wasn't much he could do and I'd spend my life avoiding a knee replacement. I am 37 and injured my knee in a rear end collision almost 3 yrs ago.

In the past he and different PT's had made mention of various surgeries (OATS, readjustment, more arthroscopy, and microfracture) - I'm kicking myself that I didn't inquire more yesterday about the possibility of other procedures. I would like to think something can be done other than to just live with it as is

Offline JulieRose6

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Re: could oats be for me?
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2008, 04:31:57 AM »
Hey what do you want to know about knee surgeries? Ask I just had my fifth knee surgery last tuesday. I had the Oats Procedure  last tuesday and it feels great. I have been in pain for 10 years now. I had some genetic causes but in the end my cartilage is totally screwed up and when they tried the basic arthoscopic my knee cartilage grew in all bad. So they did the oats but honestly pain freaking sucks, believe me. I was on pain killers for 3 years, i had 5 epiderals (don't do it), and countless injections including synvisc injections, they really didn't work. But honestly do the surgery the Oats is a hard procedure but honestly the pain i felt before is already disappearing. Try it because if it doesn't work  at least you can tell them you tried in the end.  If you ever want anymore information on surgeries just ask

Julie
Arthoscopic (3/2002)
Fulkerson/Lateral Release/Arthoscopic (12/2002)
Arthoscopic/ Screw Removal (10/2003)
Arthoscopic (12/2006)
Oats Procedure (3/2008)
Partial Knee Replacement (11/09)
Partial Knee Replacement (6/10)

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Re: OATS-LOOKING FOR ANY ADVICE/SURGEON RECOMMS - THANKS
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2008, 02:38:36 PM »
HI JULIE AND OTHERS WHO HAVE HAD OATS,

CAN YOU TELL ME WHO YOUR SURGEON IS AND WHERE THEY PRACTICE.  I NEED TO HAVE THE OATS PROCEDURE DONE.  I LIVE IN DC BUT SAW DR. RILEY WILLIAMS, M.D. - HOSP FOR SPEC SURGERY - NYC. DOES ANYONE KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS DR?  I'VE READ A FEW NEGATIVE POSTINGS ELSEWHERE AND AM NOW CONCERNED.  I LIVE IN THE WASHINGTON DC AREA BUT AM LOOKING FOR THE BEST AT THIS PROCEDURE.  WAS A FORMER COMPETITIVE RUNNER/BIKER.  CAN'T DO MUCH OF ANYTHING AND AM QUITE DESPERATE AT THIS POINT. 
TO THOSE WHO HAVE HAD THE OATS PROCEDURE, HOW IS IT GOING? HOW LONG BEFORE YOU WERE ABLE TO GET OUTSIDE AND EXERCISE AGAIN?
THANKS FOR ANY ADVICE YOU CAN GIVE. 

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Re: could oats be for me?
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2008, 04:38:17 AM »
Hi EmilyLauren,
Your best bet is to contact John G. Kennedy at the Hospital of Special Surgery in NY, NY. He is the only specialist getting positive results on the whole east coast. His success rate is 92%, while others are around 30%. Read my prior posts in the "Knee to Ankle" thread for my experiences. I'm currently 6 months post surgery and feeling great. Good Luck. I feel like I did my good deed for the day....Only 4 hr drive from DC. I should know I lived in Arlington, VA for a while ;D ;D....

Boston Steve

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Re: could oats be for me?
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2008, 02:16:43 AM »
Hi Steve!
Thanks.  Yes I live in Arlington, VA too.  I'll looked up Kennedy but didn't find anything.  I thought Riley Williams was the cartlidge guy at Hosp or Special Surgery?  Do you know how I can get in touch with Kennedy?  Thanks. 

Offline JulieRose6

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Re: could oats be for me?
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2008, 04:48:06 AM »
Hey I wrote you in another place but I live in arizona and my surgeon was excellent so if you want to enjoy the weather go see Dr. Weng at North Phoenix Orthopedic. Hes always researching new surgeries etc.
Arthoscopic (3/2002)
Fulkerson/Lateral Release/Arthoscopic (12/2002)
Arthoscopic/ Screw Removal (10/2003)
Arthoscopic (12/2006)
Oats Procedure (3/2008)
Partial Knee Replacement (11/09)
Partial Knee Replacement (6/10)

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Re: could oats be for me?
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2013, 11:48:22 PM »
Bsoton Steve, I am considering Dr. Kennedy for my ankle OATs procedure. I would like to speak with you. Possible?