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Offline Jules

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Re: Who has had a Patella Femoral replacement?
« Reply #45 on: November 28, 2006, 01:55:29 PM »
Hi,
Got the date for number 13 op, its in 6 weeks time - 10th January 2007, so not too long to wait.
If all goes well, should be fit for work end of March beginning of April.
Hope everyone is doing well.
Jules
Apr 01 - bi-lat debride
Dec 01 - bi-lat mircrofracture & LR
Nov 02 - bi-lat debride & LR
Oct 04 - bi-lat A'scopy & harvest
Nov 04 - R ACI
June 05 - R A'scopy/shave
May 06 - R TKR
Aug 06 - L  PFJR
Jan 07 - L open LR
Oct 08 - L open LR
Feb 09 - L A'scopy/shave
July 09 - L TKR......
20 ops in 13 years

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Re: Who has had a Patella Femoral replacement?
« Reply #46 on: November 30, 2006, 03:56:38 PM »
Jules,

Glad you got a date that's not to far away. The waiting is hard.

Sounds like a relatively simple procedure. I'm hoping it will turn out great for you!

Yes, I have to get going and find a spine specilaist. I have to ask around. Some days the back isn't too bad but other days it is.

In the meantime, I'm muddling through.

Here's hoping you can return to work and function well real soon. Sounds like you really like your work!

All the best,

Nancy
OA both knees, confined to patella. Arthroscopy 1998, cortisone both knees,  Halygan shots both knees. Had PFR 3/28/05. Recovery on schedule according to OS but lots of pain radiating up thigh and to lower back.

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Re: Who has had a Patella Femoral replacement?
« Reply #47 on: December 01, 2006, 11:37:21 AM »
Thanks Nancy, I will let you know how I get on and I hope you find a good spine specialist soon and get sorted out too.
Regards
Jules
Apr 01 - bi-lat debride
Dec 01 - bi-lat mircrofracture & LR
Nov 02 - bi-lat debride & LR
Oct 04 - bi-lat A'scopy & harvest
Nov 04 - R ACI
June 05 - R A'scopy/shave
May 06 - R TKR
Aug 06 - L  PFJR
Jan 07 - L open LR
Oct 08 - L open LR
Feb 09 - L A'scopy/shave
July 09 - L TKR......
20 ops in 13 years

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Re: Who has had a Patella Femoral replacement?
« Reply #48 on: December 02, 2006, 05:48:06 PM »
Jules,

Ok, let's keep each other posted. Good luck!

Nancy
OA both knees, confined to patella. Arthroscopy 1998, cortisone both knees,  Halygan shots both knees. Had PFR 3/28/05. Recovery on schedule according to OS but lots of pain radiating up thigh and to lower back.

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Re: Who has had a Patella Femoral replacement?
« Reply #49 on: January 09, 2007, 07:28:57 PM »
Hi,
I had a PFJR done in July 05, the only thing I can say is make sure you are the perfect candidate for this procedure. I initially was going to have a TKR and they switched at the last minute to the PKR. I wish they had stuck to the original plan. I now have to have a revision done to a TKR, the grinding and popping is back as well as the exruciating pain. I saw the OS today, he said the TKR on the knee he did is doing great and I agree, he wants to do the TKR as soon as possible, but since I have been out of work for 12 of the last 18 months, I need to go back for a while to make some money.
Multiple dislocations Rknee 1978
Diag. CMP, Pat. Maltracking 1981
Scope 1989-OA of both knees -told to live with it
PKR  7/21/05
Scope LKnee 11/08/05 lateral release and debridement
TKR August 28'06 - Revision of PKR to TKR May16 2008

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Re: Who has had a Patella Femoral replacement?
« Reply #50 on: January 12, 2007, 08:07:25 PM »
Hi Reb,

My PFJR is stilll sore and often painful when I overdo. It was not a great answer by any means.  I hope you get your TKR and that it is the solution. I suppose I will be looking at that in the not too distant future too.

Best,
Nancy
OA both knees, confined to patella. Arthroscopy 1998, cortisone both knees,  Halygan shots both knees. Had PFR 3/28/05. Recovery on schedule according to OS but lots of pain radiating up thigh and to lower back.

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Re: Who has had a Patella Femoral replacement?
« Reply #51 on: May 20, 2007, 04:34:51 AM »
Hi everyone.  I was just wondering if everyone who had a PFJR could go through and tell me the experience they have so I can better prepare myself for my upcoming surgery.  What was pre-op like?  Was there a hospital stay, if so what do you remember about it?  When did rehab start?  How long in rehab?  Did you use a CPM machine?  Anything or any advice you can offer me would be helpful.  My surgery is June 20th. 

Kris
Right  LR on 2/8/02,  7/11/03, and 11/5/05
Left leg LR on 5/02, 4/05
Right achilles tendon lengthened on 2/01.   Synvisc injections on 2/17/03. 
Cortisone on 12/03 and 3/04, 12/05. 
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R Microfracture 5/19/06
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Re: Who has had a Patella Femoral replacement?
« Reply #52 on: May 21, 2007, 02:09:43 AM »
Hey Kris
I had pfjr June of last year on my left knee and June 5th I am getting my right knee done. I Was in the hospital for 3 days. My very first post op day I was up walking with the help of a walker and Physical therapist. I did not have a cpm machine. But I did have a drain. I honestly cannot remember how long I was in rehab.
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Re: Who has had a Patella Femoral replacement?
« Reply #53 on: February 07, 2008, 04:49:31 PM »
Hey people there is a procedure out there thats called Arthrosurface Hemi-cap system. Depending on how severe the damage is they can now replace only the specific areas of damage. I had a 35mm implant on my patella and a 33mm implant on my femur right in the troclear groove. I am now two month post op and doing great. Full range of motion was around 18 days. The strength is coming around now. Full recovery is expected at six months.
Dec 4th 07 arthrosurface hemicap and polyurethane button LK
July 12th 07 arthroscope torn cartilage LK
feb 6th 07 3rd degree sprain MCL 2nd degree sprain ACL LK
Jan 87" bi-lateral release RK
Feb 86" arthroscope cartilage tear RK
Dec 85 'knee drained RK
Oct 85" knee draied
feb 85" arthroscope Rk

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Re: Who has had a Patella Femoral replacement?
« Reply #54 on: October 09, 2009, 03:00:17 AM »
Hi everyone. I'm Sarah, 23 y.o., dealing with R knee problems since age 19.
I was just told today by my OS that my three options are 1. to keep going as I am going 2. remove my patella 3. Patella femoral replacement. They got me in asap on Monday for the consult re: the PFJR.
I'm slowly sifting through this amazing site w/ all of you amazing people, to prepare myself for my appointment Monday.  I'm beyond scared but I can't keep living in pain everyday, I haven't even started to live my life yet.

-Sarah
25y.o.
06'-R Knee arthroscopy w/chrondroplasty
07'- " ",resulted in Femoral Nerve Damage (d/t tourniquet)
2/10/09-scope &open TTO
8/28/09-screws removed
12/23/09-LOA&cartilage biopsy for Carticel,dx'ed w/ Severe AF
4/12/10-Patella ACI
6/2/10-LOA
9/22/10-LOA
1/31/11-LOA
L knee pain worsening
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Re: Who has had a Patella Femoral replacement?
« Reply #55 on: October 09, 2009, 03:04:48 AM »
Hey people there is a procedure out there thats called Arthrosurface Hemi-cap system. Depending on how severe the damage is they can now replace only the specific areas of damage. I had a 35mm implant on my patella and a 33mm implant on my femur right in the troclear groove. I am now two month post op and doing great. Full range of motion was around 18 days. The strength is coming around now. Full recovery is expected at six months.

Checking this out!!! Thanks  :)
25y.o.
06'-R Knee arthroscopy w/chrondroplasty
07'- " ",resulted in Femoral Nerve Damage (d/t tourniquet)
2/10/09-scope &open TTO
8/28/09-screws removed
12/23/09-LOA&cartilage biopsy for Carticel,dx'ed w/ Severe AF
4/12/10-Patella ACI
6/2/10-LOA
9/22/10-LOA
1/31/11-LOA
L knee pain worsening
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Re: Who has had a Patella Femoral replacement?
« Reply #56 on: October 10, 2009, 05:28:35 PM »
Hi Sarah~
What happened to your knee to start the problems with yours? Did you injure it? Wow!!! You are so young and I was told at 37, I was too young for a PFJR. Had to happen, though. I found a different surgeon who does them everyday, even on young people like yourself. Unfortunately, my knee was and still is a hot mess. Better than it was pre-PFJR just not good yet. Best of luck to ya!

Heather 8)
5/07 Sev. comminuted,displaced L patella fx,ORIF,brace,crutches
7/07 PT
9/07 Hardware removal,MUA,crutches,PT
5/08 J brace,patellofemoral arthritis,PT
12/08 Appt w/ patella specialist: L-TTT,LR PFJR,scope,scar tissue debridement-1/26/09
8/09-RSD,PT
2/10-TTT screws removed,scar tissue debridement

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Re: Who has had a Patella Femoral replacement?
« Reply #57 on: September 23, 2011, 02:15:27 PM »
hello

i hope this is not off topic but i too was told my  Patella on both knees are worn out problem is i am only 31 i have had it sense 2009 when i had a scope done it was found they told me then that i would need to wait to i was 35 to get it replaced well i started getting even more pain this year so went to 3 more surgeons and one gave me steroid shots in knees with no effect and now they saying the pain may be coming from some where else so now want me to see a pain specialist to see where the pain is yet i no its my knee caps is it possible the steroid shots simply didn't work i am sick of being pushed from one doctor to another if any one has any ideas i would be very great full i cant work due to this and spend alot of time in bed due to the pain :(

ben