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Offline flmarchmom

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Anyone used home ultrasound therapy for help in meniscectomy
« on: January 27, 2010, 02:47:27 AM »
I posted previously about getting a meniscectomy.  I think I'm going ahead with this.  Now, I'm trying to find supplements/techniques that will help increase blood flow after the meniscectomy.  As I've read this is key to a successful recovery.

What supplements have you guys used?  Any what therapy techniques?  If you used ultrasound therapy, was it under the guidance of the dr. of pt? 

Thanks!

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Re: Anyone used home ultrasound therapy for help in meniscectomy
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2010, 12:54:53 AM »
i havnt , but i would be interested to know if this worked

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Re: Anyone used home ultrasound therapy for help in meniscectomy
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2010, 02:43:22 AM »
http://www.vitacost.com/NSI-Glucosamine-Chondroitin-Double-Strength

I use the suppliment above and it works great after my first knee surgery.  I also used a TENS unit on my knee while it was being iced.  Great for stimulating muscles back into shape after surgery. http://www.lgmedsupply.com/twstteandems.html

Hope this helps

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Re: Anyone used home ultrasound therapy for help in meniscectomy
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2010, 03:22:29 AM »
have had ultrasound therapy for my shoulder following an automobile accident but not for my knee. i was not allowed to use it on my own, was used by my physical therapist. i asked if i cold purchase one and was told that they are not for sale and for for professional use only. i do have a tens unit and it helps with pain and muscle stimulation. my rhuemy wrote a prescription for the tens unit and my insurance helped pay for it. good luck

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Re: Anyone used home ultrasound therapy for help in meniscectomy
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2010, 10:13:27 PM »
i don't think ultrasound would real help that deep within the join, it would only stimulate healing of external structures.
Feb 08 Inurred right knee
18 months of physio, knee tracking but knee still painful
Aug 09 Scope - Small tear in acl, fragment found in postereo-lateral compartment, suprapatella and lateral plica and small defect in mfc.
May 10 Right knee feeling better but left knee causing trouble as a result o

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Re: Anyone used home ultrasound therapy for help in meniscectomy
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2010, 10:31:00 PM »
My p.t used ultasound on my knee when I went to him with initial injury at that time it was thought I had a mcl sprain
The unltrasound was supposed to help with pain unfortunatly it did not make any difference for me
now I know i had ruptured my acl its not surprising it did not work. 
I woul'nt rule it out if I was offerd it again may work better after surgery
L K injured 25th June 2008
scope Jan 5th 10
diagnosis ACL rupture
fiberous band excised from acl
ACLr July 19th 2010  scope on 24th Sept 2011
ACL has failed incorrect tunnel placement
23rd July 2012 1st stage of a 2 stage ACL revision
10th May 2013 2nd stage ACL revision

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Re: Anyone used home ultrasound therapy for help in meniscectomy
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2010, 12:37:16 AM »
http://www.vitacost.com/NSI-Glucosamine-Chondroitin-Double-Strength

I use the suppliment above and it works great after my first knee surgery.  I also used a TENS unit on my knee while it was being iced.  Great for stimulating muscles back into shape after surgery. http://www.lgmedsupply.com/twstteandems.html

Hope this helps

Thanks for the links.  Have not heard of the TENS unit but will check that out and metnion to my dr.