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Offline scooterboy

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New to Knee Guru TPF on 5 Oct
« on: November 01, 2008, 05:06:09 PM »
I am new to this great site, my question is, I have been to my OS office twice and have yet to meet the doctor( is see the PA). Is this a norm out there with OS doctors.  I think a change is in my future concerning OS doctors.


My injury was caused by a 15mph scooter crash :'(

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Re: New to Knee Guru TPF on 5 Oct
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2008, 05:24:05 PM »
Welcome scooterboy - you'll find a lot of information on this site - those of use with TPFs usually hang out around The Specialists Office ---> bone breaks around the knee.
As far as seeing you OS, I see the PA first for about 10 minutes then the OS for about 15.  The PA basically reviews the xrays, asking me about any changes and has me do some basic leg movements.  The OS usually manipulates my leg, goes over the xrays with me, discusses future treatment and answers my questions.  If I were you I think I would get an OS that actually wants to deal with patients.
8/4/07 fell
8/5 diagnosed TPF
8/6 surgery plate and 6 screws
8/12 out of hospital NWM
8/21 staples removed
9/18 OS appt - WBAT with crutches
10/10 - WBAT with cane
10/27 - back to work w/cane
12/26 - no cane, slight limp when tired
1/25/08 - released from PT, no limp
2/3/09 - Released by OS

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Re: New to Knee Guru TPF on 5 Oct
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2008, 12:19:59 PM »
This was happening to me. I saw the OS doctor before and after surgery and then got turned over to the PA's, where I might not have had my problem go on for so long if the PA's didn't keep telling me everything was fine. Finally I insisted on seeing the OS from now on and never again did they set me up with a PA. I told them if the OS has surgery etc, that they are to let me know and I'll change my appointment. You have this right and so tell them you only want to see the OS.
Right knee (arthroscopy) 2004
Right knee (PKR)) April 5, 2005
Right elbow (Bursectomy)1998
TRKR 2006 Failed)
Left knee (arthroscopy)
Left knee (arthroscopy)
THR 1992
2 back surgeries (Feb 2007 & March 2007
Right knee spacer exchange (Failed) 2008
TRK (Hinged Prosthesis) Jan 2009

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Re: New to Knee Guru TPF on 5 Oct
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2008, 06:41:43 PM »
Thanks for the info,  I finally changed my OS and I am so glad.  My first visit was great the doctor explained everything to me.  In addition he perscribed some sleeping pills.  Finally a good night sleep.  I started PT today and it was a litte painful but it felt great. 

This is the best site ever,  Everybody give so much info.

Eric

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Re: New to Knee Guru TPF on 5 Oct
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2008, 07:11:35 PM »
Glad things are going better.  Having a doctor that will explain things to you really helps reduce your anxiety and improves your outlook.  Just a reminder, PT is very important to the recovery process.  Doing my exercises helped keep me sane, I actually felt that I was helping myself heal.   Follow your OS and PT instructions and you should be fine.

Sending healing rays your way
8/4/07 fell
8/5 diagnosed TPF
8/6 surgery plate and 6 screws
8/12 out of hospital NWM
8/21 staples removed
9/18 OS appt - WBAT with crutches
10/10 - WBAT with cane
10/27 - back to work w/cane
12/26 - no cane, slight limp when tired
1/25/08 - released from PT, no limp
2/3/09 - Released by OS