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Offline sniper1979

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need advise osteoarthritis
« on: January 08, 2010, 05:51:38 PM »
ive had three knee operation tibila transfer lateral release and then cartlidge op 15 months ago been back to specialist several times but he doesnt seem to care since op on crutches for over six months after cartlidge op which was only a small tear since then pins and needles in the leg knee sublaxes all the time and gives way when walking and locks up when laying down in cronic pain with it all the time been to see my normal dr and he has told me i have cronic osteoarthritis in the knee. just need to know if there is anything to done to ease the symptoms as im only 30 and a very active person. could rhere be any chance my knee problems could be caused from the screw from the tibilar transfer op
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Re: need advise osteoarthritis
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2010, 09:03:18 PM »
Not sure about it still subluxing after TTT, both my TTTs were successful and I didnt have any more dislocations or subluxing.  I can tell you though that I had major problems with one of my screws, it actually started backing itself out and I had a big lump in my knee where you could actually feel the screw, I eventually had to have it removed as it was causing a LOT of pain in the front of my knee, you may have to have the screw removed if your pain is localised to the front of the knee - it will definitely be worth going back or getting a second opinion if you're still in a lot of pain.

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Re: need advise osteoarthritis
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2010, 01:16:31 AM »
thanks for your advise ncarson.
im going into hospital on wednesday to have the screw removed
and they said they will have a look around inside after they take it out
been told by the physio the ligiments are very loose and the knee cap
doesnt sit in the groove when the knee is bent like it should. just hope
the surgeon do what they say they will do as im going through the public system
and in australia you see a team of surgeons that work under one specialist and each
time ive had a appointment its a different surgeon registar and they say different things each time so really have no idea what they are going to really do.

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Re: need advise osteoarthritis
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2010, 01:38:54 PM »
well im booked in to have the screw removed on wednesday
and they said they will have a look around inside when they
go in just hope they fix the problem and not make it any worse than it already is

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Re: need advise osteoarthritis
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2010, 03:11:06 PM »
Hope they can figure it out for you.  One of the ideas behind the TTT is to realign the kneecap properly to relieve pressure and wear.  Maybe the LR was too much and they can fix that when the screws come out.  Good luck to you.
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'89 rt knee LR (6 mos. after left)
'05 rt knee scope (clean up)
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