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Offline icyfx

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Injections??
« on: August 09, 2003, 11:16:13 AM »
I was offered a cortizone injection but I heard too many bad stories. Some say it works, some seem crippled by it. I really hate shots and I go into shock everytime I get one. Amazing I survived 3 surgeries to date. I'm really confused if I should just do it and get over it or what? Which one is better? Can ya help a chicken out??   :-/
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Re: Injections??
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2003, 12:34:10 AM »
Hey

I can't tell you one way or the other what to do, but I can offer you my story and hope that it serves as some type of advice or guidance.

I have had a cortisone shot in the past when trying to avoid surgery and never could tell a difference so it didn't work, but then on the other hand my grandmother gets them ever so often and they help her tremendously, she says she couldn't live without them, so I guess it just depends on how bad your condition is and how your body reacts to it, you just have to go with what you feel like is right.

Good luck, Jennie
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: Injections??
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2003, 05:53:02 AM »
I had a cotisone shot in my left knee - I have severe osteoarthritis.  It helped a lot for about three months.  Now I will have Synvisc injections in September.  I am willing to try to avoid surgery at this time.  Zelda

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Re: Injections??
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2003, 05:54:02 AM »
 :-[ Forgot to say that it did not hurt at all for the cortisone - hope I can say the same about Synvisc.  Zelda

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Re: Injections??
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2003, 10:59:28 AM »
..... maybe I'm a bit of a sook but the cortisone shots I have had have always tended to bring tears to my eyes, and it hasn't been down to an excess of emotion I can tellya!  It always seems to settle after about forty-eight hours but I reckon it would need a lot more local anaesthetic mixed with it to make that any fun at all!
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Re: Injections??
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2003, 01:16:17 AM »
Hiya!

I think I have the record when it comes to injections... I haven't got a clue how many I had so far, A LOT!! Too many! I had cortisone injections, NASAID injections, 3 Synvisc injections and am currently having my 2nd series of Synvisc. I am 26 and all this has been going on since late 2000. I never had much pain relief from the cortisone, Synvisc gave me some pain relief, the NSAID injections are very painfull ones!!!

Still, I rather give injections than receiving them myself...

Helena
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Re: Injections??
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2003, 01:43:55 AM »
Can you tell me what "maltracking" is?  Thanks.  If the injections don't help - why do you keep doing them - just curious!  Zelda

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Re: Injections??
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2003, 12:23:12 AM »
My patella is maltracking and that means that when I bend my knee my patella is tracking too much laterally. Mainly because i have no femoral groove and my lateral ligaments are too tight. Hope this helps.
Bilat patellar malalignment/PFdysplasia
00/06/83 L wrist #
11/12/00 L knee LR + chondroplasty
21/08/02 L knee TTT
02/03/04 L knee stretched PCL
11/09/07 L ankle dislocation/medial avulsion #
25/05/09 L ankle medial avulsion # AGAIN!
05/06/13 R ankle dislocation

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Re: Injections??
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2003, 12:30:49 AM »
Well, sorry but I don't know those knee terms but I will research it a bit.  I only know I have osteoarthritis in my knees - left one has little cartiledge! I assume you injured yours.  Zelda

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Re: Injections??
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2003, 12:50:17 AM »
Well i had my 1st patella dislocation after a fall back in 1991, but it is said to be congenital.
Bilat patellar malalignment/PFdysplasia
00/06/83 L wrist #
11/12/00 L knee LR + chondroplasty
21/08/02 L knee TTT
02/03/04 L knee stretched PCL
11/09/07 L ankle dislocation/medial avulsion #
25/05/09 L ankle medial avulsion # AGAIN!
05/06/13 R ankle dislocation