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Offline MR

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never never never.......
« on: February 01, 2010, 04:15:10 PM »
Did i expect to be so frustrated after a simple procedure....need help cause i'm frustrated

Jan 7th i went in for scope for a suspected torn medial meniscus....when Doc went in the meniscus was fine....he saw that my cartilage was peeling like an orange and flapping (caused by trauma when i fell) around so he cleaned that all up when i was in recovery he told my mom that i had tibial Femoral Arthritis and said he doesn't think i need PT....OK fine ever since then i have had what feels like my knee wants to snap on the medial side its like a tight snapping feeling  but its not snapping just feels like it wants to snap(hard to explain) so i thought ok maybe i need to give it time....now its what 3 weeks later i'm still having that feeling...can't kneel on that knee without it sending me through the roof very tender under the kneecap when i kneel...i can't squat with that knee without the whole knee tighting right up and right under the kneecap to the medial side of knee hurts like hell (pain and tight mixed together) i have and still am having to ice it every day...my knee is still somewhat swollen... around the incision on the medial side is very tender to touch...and the grinding in the  top of knee is worse than it was before i had the surgery.....i was not expecting this much of a hassle after what seems like a simple procedure....???

can anyone give me some clues as to what the heck is going on...or have any thoughts to what they think....i don't see the surgeon til Feb 11th for follow up....

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Re: never never never.......
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2010, 04:45:39 PM »
Your post could have been written by myself.  I also had a scope preformed on the 7th and am still feeling the effects. I also though it was a minscal trear but it was the cartilage all shredded up, can you say crab meat? The popping sensation has been a bit stange as well.

 I wasn't until the past few days that I felt like I've seen any imrpovement.  I couldn't squat before the procedure but I am able to stand on it for a bit longer than I did prior to the procedure.  I can't give you any answers, but you are not alone.  I am going to see a cartilage specialist in Bosoton this week and then my regulaer ortho in 2 weeks.

Best of luck to you!

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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2010, 05:02:53 PM »
+I really don't think you should even be try to kneel or squat 3 weeks after an arthroscopy.  What is your ange of movement?  Mine was about 100 degrees, I'm six months after my arthroscpy and I still can't kneel though I can squat at 100 degrees (I know I should only go to 90 but its hard to be presice when doing them).  Do you have any swelling left at all?  I was told by mt pt that it was six weeks before the knee has healed from the scope alone, even if nothing had been done.  So give it time.
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: never never never.......
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2010, 06:20:48 PM »
kscope------i can bend my knee when i'm sitting with very very little tightness on the medial side...when i  bend it when i lay down and pull my knee towards my chest that hurts but not to the point of tears just uncomfortable ...standing up i can bend it so that my foot is touching my butt and these things don't hurt as much as squatting down...now that's bloody painful....i have some swelling yes but not like omg wow thats swollen...if you put knees side by side you can see the difference when i do things like i just did walk to the grocery store 15 min walk there and back the knee is a little bit more swollen..this tends to be happening every time i do any activity as in walking....even kneeling on my mattress to make the bed sends me through the roof feels so tender under the knee cap when i do that...never mind the floor...lol


tad----so glad i'm not alone...my popping is still there Pre and Post surgery...i will have to say the knee locking and sharp shooting pains i was getting on the medial side prior to surgery seems to have gone away....i hope!!! keep me posted Tad....when you see the cartilage specialist....

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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2010, 07:30:32 PM »
I can't do half of that.  Your doing really well and your only 3 weeks post op, seriously I'd try to take things a bit slower, it sounds like your trying to do everything straight away, but the only one who can tell you for sure is your os or a pt.  If you havn't been prescribed pt you can always get a consultation and tell them your problems.
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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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2010, 08:59:20 PM »
I'd agree with kscope - to be doing those things 3 weeks after a scope with what sounds like a chondroplasty to tidy up the cartilage damage is pretty darned good! Give it time, don't try and do TOO much especially things like squats unless you;ve got specific PT advice on it. Focus on quad work, ROM maintenance, flexibility, balance and so on. The snapping is likely to be because the muscles have lost strength and things are moving about a bit more. Although a scope looks like a small surgery through small portals, the work they do is not small. If you'd got a 7 inch incision on your knee you wouldn't be so worried - arthroscopic surgery merely reduces the size of the access needed, not the size of the trauma that your knee goes through!

Take it steady, you're doing great, I bet in another 3 weeks this will be a distant memory....

Keep us posted

Lottie  ;D
Bilateral patella OA since 2009, no surgeries.
Euflexxa working well x3 to current
Right forefoot CRPS post fusion surgery 2011
Refusing to let the ailing parts stop me....

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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2010, 09:20:21 PM »
thanks guys sounds like i'm healing good put need to slow down...hard at times..i'm a single mom with a very lazy 18 yr old...so its me that has to do the  snow shoveling etc..can all you smart people please explain to me what a tibial femoral arthritis is exactly i can't seem to find much info on it at all ok i know what arthritis is...but does this mean the the femur and tibia is where the arthritis is???. thanks for your help

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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2010, 12:19:58 AM »
Hi MR I hope your healing well.

Sorry I haven't been back but I've had a hell of a time trying to get my password resent, so I fianlly created a new account.

Since we had the surgery on the same day I hope you have seen some improvement.  I have, but it took a few weeks before I noticed anything.  I am a biochemist so I spend waaaaay to much time on my feet and that has not helped.

I went to the cartilage specialist 2 weeks ago.  He feels that an ACI would be a goor procedure but we have to try a few thing first.  This is an expensive surgery and in the US some insruance companies still consider it experimental.

First he wants to try Synvisc, I've had two shots so far and the thirs and final one next week. 
Second he wants me to try an unloarder brace.  If I see improvement from the brace than he know an osteotomy would behelpful. I will be fitted for the brace this week.

So if I have tried injections and a brace then I may find relief, if not we can proceed with the surgery.   I have to go back in 3 months to check on my progress.  I also need to try and loose as mich weight as I can, the ligher a person is the better the outcome for the ACI.

So it's off to the pool for swimming, which I love to do but it's so darn cold here in winter!!

I hope thing are going well- good luck!!















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