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Offline tenisfan

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Re: synvisc one this morning
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2010, 08:16:13 PM »
thanks lottie i will be following your advice ;D a lot of something before and a lot of something after
2006 right knee surgery, meniscus
2008 left knee lateral release,  meniscus
2009 microfracture left knee, lateral meniscus,  fragment
2009 cartilage transplant oats
2010 loose fragment removal, meniscus fraying,found another defect
2010 oats failed, synvesic injections ,2011 right knee meniscus

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Re: synvisc one this morning
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2010, 08:24:04 PM »
i have never heard of bee venom that is very interesting would like to know if it works or not. Thanks Lottie i will take your advice a lot of something before the injection and a lot of something after ;D   Kim
2006 right knee surgery, meniscus
2008 left knee lateral release,  meniscus
2009 microfracture left knee, lateral meniscus,  fragment
2009 cartilage transplant oats
2010 loose fragment removal, meniscus fraying,found another defect
2010 oats failed, synvesic injections ,2011 right knee meniscus

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Re: synvisc one this morning
« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2010, 09:22:56 AM »
Not trying to hijack this thread but Kim, I hadn't realised you have problems again... :-\

Another defect? Has the OATS repair held up OK? Is this new one amenable to surgical mend or are they trying to deal with things conservatively?

Hoping the injection brings some relief.

Chuck how is the knee feeling today?

Lottie x
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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Re: synvisc one this morning
« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2010, 10:01:02 AM »
Thank you Lottie for asking about my knee. Both knees are much better now. I've been icing regularly, I do have to say that I had to stay off the legs for 24-48hrs after the shots. Hopefully the syn-visc will give me some relief.

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Re: synvisc one this morning
« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2010, 06:55:43 PM »
Chuck

Glad to hear the knees have calmed down. My OS told me to stay pretty much off my feet for the first "few hours" (how vague is that?!) - not easy when you need to get a cab and train out of London! Then the next day I was at the gym...perhaps not the most sensible option either!

Hope the knees keep improving. I think I'm going to get my right knee done too, the jury is out on the improvement on the left as its only been 2 weeks but it certainly isn't worse and hopefully its helping the old creaky internal parts. Rightie knee is not so worn out, so maybe it will like it even more!

Lottie
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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Re: synvisc one this morning
« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2010, 07:11:50 PM »
Hi Lottie,

Yes the oats has completely failed just found that out, and i have another defect. I am my doctors first failure case so that made me feel alot better >:( So there is not much left here to try. They are making me a brace, and want me to try the synvisc, so we shall see what happens :( It is pretty upsetting, but i have to try to stay positive, and now that everyone has scared the ba geebies out of me i am really looking forward to this injection. I dont think it can  be any more worse than having a nerve block wide awake :o take care everyone and i hope everyones knees feel better!!!!!!!    Kim
2006 right knee surgery, meniscus
2008 left knee lateral release,  meniscus
2009 microfracture left knee, lateral meniscus,  fragment
2009 cartilage transplant oats
2010 loose fragment removal, meniscus fraying,found another defect
2010 oats failed, synvesic injections ,2011 right knee meniscus

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Re: synvisc one this morning
« Reply #21 on: September 27, 2010, 06:58:06 PM »
chuck, How is your knee doing? Just wondered if it is any better, my doctor says it can take up to 6 weeks until you will notice anything, so i was just wondering,  thanks  Kim
2006 right knee surgery, meniscus
2008 left knee lateral release,  meniscus
2009 microfracture left knee, lateral meniscus,  fragment
2009 cartilage transplant oats
2010 loose fragment removal, meniscus fraying,found another defect
2010 oats failed, synvesic injections ,2011 right knee meniscus

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Re: synvisc one this morning
« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2010, 02:29:25 PM »
Kim, I'm back to walking around. I was stuck in the chair for 48 hours. My right knee (worst of the two) has a strange clunk and some additional pain. I never had much success with syn-visc.  I'm looking into tkr. Thanks for asking.

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Re: synvisc one this morning
« Reply #23 on: October 01, 2010, 02:52:15 AM »
okay guys, i went the synvisc three route, i opted out of the one, and guess what did not hurt at all. I had him put in some novacaine  ;D yeah!!!!!!, so lets hope for the best, because no more options for me. ::)     Kim
2006 right knee surgery, meniscus
2008 left knee lateral release,  meniscus
2009 microfracture left knee, lateral meniscus,  fragment
2009 cartilage transplant oats
2010 loose fragment removal, meniscus fraying,found another defect
2010 oats failed, synvesic injections ,2011 right knee meniscus

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Re: synvisc one this morning
« Reply #24 on: October 01, 2010, 06:31:09 PM »
Kim, I think you made a good move. I've heard that the one shot doesn't last as long as the 3 shot. I know it hurts more too!

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Re: synvisc one this morning
« Reply #25 on: October 01, 2010, 09:40:36 PM »
Kim - good choice! Novocaine - how awesome would it be to have on tap into the knee when needed?! I hope this brings some relief.

Chuck - glad the knees have settled down after their stabbing. Not so good that you're having to look into other options, but if TKR is the right thing and the right time, then sometimes it just has to be done I guess......no regrets, chance of a pain free life. Good luck.

The Euflexxa in my leftie seems to be doing something, its 3 weeks post jab and the knee feels quite fluid. Not quite as catchy on the femoral lesion. Not as sore after a session in the gym I shall see what it feels like but I certainly think it was worth a try. Can they do it into worn out big toe joints as I have one of those giving me way more problems....thats a fusion or live with it.....ouchie.... :-X

Lottie  :)
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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Re: synvisc one this morning
« Reply #26 on: October 08, 2010, 06:12:18 PM »
 :D Injection number two yesterday, same as the first one, love the numbing shot first. Have had no pain after these injections at all.  Actually for the first time went up the stairs and the knee did not hurt, I am noticing alot of improvement so far, I wonder if they have this stuff for the hip, ??? with all the compensating i have been doing, my hip is killing >:(
2006 right knee surgery, meniscus
2008 left knee lateral release,  meniscus
2009 microfracture left knee, lateral meniscus,  fragment
2009 cartilage transplant oats
2010 loose fragment removal, meniscus fraying,found another defect
2010 oats failed, synvesic injections ,2011 right knee meniscus

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Re: synvisc one this morning
« Reply #27 on: October 11, 2010, 02:19:58 AM »
I just stumbled across this thread and while I haven't had Synvisc, I have had the series of 5 Supartz which is similar. I have to say that if they hurt, you may need to find a new ortho to administer them. Mine didn't use any cold spray or numbing agents and they were fine. Another doc in the practice did one of the 5 and that was a completely different experience than the ortho that gave me the others. This doc used cold numbing spray, an injection of some numbing agent first and then took a different approach to inject the knee...it was a whole production where I was used to just getting the Supartz and being done. That shot with all the sprays and numbing was the only one that slightly uncomfortable....although even that was more so after the fact.  My take...the skill of the surgeon in administering the injection plays a huge part in the comfort of the injection.

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Re: synvisc one this morning
« Reply #28 on: October 14, 2010, 07:36:07 PM »
Round three today.  I could not be happier, this has been the best my knee has felt in years. I know it wont give it a 100% healing, but for the first time in a long time, i am walking without limping, and am having no pain at all.   Kim
2006 right knee surgery, meniscus
2008 left knee lateral release,  meniscus
2009 microfracture left knee, lateral meniscus,  fragment
2009 cartilage transplant oats
2010 loose fragment removal, meniscus fraying,found another defect
2010 oats failed, synvesic injections ,2011 right knee meniscus

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Re: synvisc one this morning
« Reply #29 on: October 14, 2010, 07:39:37 PM »
Kim,

Excellent news!! I'm happy with my Euflexxa - biking 30k at a time in the gym, MUCH better walking, I even dragged the recycling and garden bins down our bumpy driveway last night in the pitch dark, and today I squatted down to look at car wheels without thinking about it.......I think these things can really help lubricate the knee if you're lucky enough to get relief. Long may it continue!!!

Keep us posted. Chuck - how are your knees going?

Lottie x
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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