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Offline Miss Beams

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Rhuematoid Arthritis and microfracture surgery/recovery
« on: May 05, 2011, 07:56:38 PM »
Hi,

I have posted regularly on the microfracture section, i had my surgery 13/01/11 and have struggled with pain ever since with ever increasing stronger painkillers :( I have over the last two weeks started getting aching joints in my hands with carpal tunnel type pins and needles in my hands to compete with my swollen painful knee.  To cut this story short, i asked my G.P. to do some blood tests which i had done tues, and suprise. suprise, ESR.CRP and RA all came back elevated indicating RA :)  So really my question is, has anybody had microfracure surgery and then been diagnosed with RA??? I also wonder now whether my microfractures will fail as my body's immune system attacks the areas done.

I would be pleased to hear any thoughts regarding this

Regards

Miss B
06/10  L knee trauma(horseriding accident) MCL
10/10 MRI ACL/MCL/G4CM/PF
12.01.2011 scope ACL intact, chronoplasty and 2 x microfractures FMC and trochlear ,MRI over reported(knee not as bad as made out),   time and patience will tell:)

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Re: Rhuematoid Arthritis and microfracture surgery/recovery
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2011, 09:43:57 AM »
You had your surgery 4 months ago. I had my surgery in 2007 and took me nearly 18 months to get painfree. The first 6 months was terrible.
So hang in there. I'm not sure about this with the healing and RA. Are you on any antiinflammatories so far ?
Are you referred to any rheuma specialist yet ?
This one would be the right one to give you the answers. But don't give in yet about the microfracture. It takes time to get back after this kind of surgery. All the best to you !/Nettan
Surgery 6 times left knee torn meniscus, RSDS,chondromalacia, nervdamage cause constant nervpain,chronic inflamm.
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Re: Rhuematoid Arthritis and microfracture surgery/recovery
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2011, 10:04:17 AM »
thanks for getting back to me, my G.P. is referring me to a rhuematologist, im at present taking naproxen and co-codamol 500mg(ithink thats the strength).  my concern is that my immune system maybe attacking the mfx sites, two weeks ago i started experiencing stabbing pains in the patella site that was done, like something was catching(very much like what was happening pre-surgery) so i wonder if i have something either catching or the inflammation is causing the site to break down. Anyway, i guess i am much relieved that i'm not going bonkers and imagining things ;D
06/10  L knee trauma(horseriding accident) MCL
10/10 MRI ACL/MCL/G4CM/PF
12.01.2011 scope ACL intact, chronoplasty and 2 x microfractures FMC and trochlear ,MRI over reported(knee not as bad as made out),   time and patience will tell:)