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Offline Buster

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Mulitiple Ops
« on: August 14, 2003, 02:29:54 PM »
I injured my knee in 1985, I am now 49 years old and reasonably fit apart from my knee. Ive had the cartilage removed and had 8 or 9 arthroscopys. I have damaged ACLs. the knee lets me down badly, but the pain is severe, i had an Op called a Macintosh to strengthen it but it didnt work. I am waiting to see my surgeon I may end up with a full or partial knee replacement.I have grade 4 arthritis and take painkillers each day. I feel a partial replacement may well be the answer.... Any comments from memebers in a similar position please. :D

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Re: Mulitiple Ops
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2003, 03:12:32 PM »
Hi and welcome aboard...

You and I share some similarities in that we are considered "young" for this situation.  I am recuperating from my "other: toital knee replacement right now.  I had my first one done in December and it was immediate relief and definitely a good thing, even if  I am "only 47."  I had the right knee done on July 14 and am heading to the hospital this morning for a manipulation.  It is not doiung as well as the other one did--but I'm looking forward to the relief I believe is out there.

This is a serious issue effecting quality of life--and being the mother of 8 with a full time carreer in education that I love--I need pain relief and mobility.  I'm glad that we went with this procedure.  

Good luck to you as you solve your problems and come up with a plan to feel better.  Take care, Sylvia
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Re: Mulitiple Ops
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2003, 03:49:50 PM »
Syilvia
Thanks for this, I see my surgeon next week, i will know more then. i will keep you posted.
Regards
Bob.

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Re: Mulitiple Ops
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2003, 05:38:42 PM »
Bob~
 Welcome to the board. I have had knee problems for quite a while and next month I am planning a TTT(Fulkersons). This is the last resort before a total knee replacement at the ripe old age of 24! But my grandma just had a total replacement so I saw her experience. She is 3 months post op and doing amamzing. She was in alot of the same pain you describe, so maybe it is a option. I wish I had more advice for ya. All I can say is welcome, and you will find a lot of support here. Good Luck with everything. Check out the specific area on the board for total replacement and arthritis..you may find some answers....Good Luck. Jillian
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