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Offline bendzeknees

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Re: Kinespring operation
« Reply #30 on: November 18, 2012, 05:40:28 PM »
Back from kinespring op. overnight stay and very stiff now, but the surgeon was very happy with the procedure. It will be interesting to see if our experiences match. I have been told not to rush things but fingers crossed for a good outcome.


Glad to hear it went as planned. Good advice, rushing it won't help and is probably not that easy to do anyway depending on how you are coping. Follow the advice and it will pay off.

I had my first follow up consultation last week and everything is fine. Everyone, especially me, is very happy with progress. I have no signs of the original OA symptoms and recovery continues and I'm improving day by day. So far a resounding success.

Hope things are improving for you.
 

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Re: Kinespring operation
« Reply #31 on: November 22, 2012, 03:50:44 AM »
Thank you for sharing your experience with the Kinespring.  I am interested in learning as much as possible, especially from a patient's viewpoint. 

I am 32 years old, and have had 8 surgeries for the medial side of my right knee including two meniscal transplants.  I am unfortunately having knee pain in full extension and back to wearing knee braces, etc.  I am optimistic about the Kinespring transplant, however!  I am a candidate to receive one next month and I am hoping for the best, as we all are.

I have a few questions for those who have had one:  how much pain were you in prior to the implant vs. post implant?  How is your range of motion?  Was there any discussion of repairing damaged cartilage prior to the transplant?

Thanks!

Wobbley Chester

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Re: Kinespring operation
« Reply #32 on: November 22, 2012, 05:49:39 AM »
Two Weeks to go to the op , After Last Few Night of pain lets get on with it , Good to hear all is well bendzieknees
Nerves are kicking in but what i ve Seen so for this is the Way forward .
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Re: Kinespring operation
« Reply #33 on: November 22, 2012, 11:59:28 AM »
10 days post op.
main problem is with swelling around the knee and calf which is restricting most of my movement so far.
I have had my first physio session and was advised that this is more than expected and the movement should improve as the swelling goes down.
Pain has been manageable - except when I thrash my leg during a dream! That hurts!
I was expecting a reasonable range of movement at this point, so I am a bit frustrated. Stitches come out next tues and I have another physio appt next thurs, so hopefully a more positive update next week.

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Re: Kinespring operation
« Reply #34 on: November 22, 2012, 12:02:20 PM »
Had mine done at spire north Cheshire, wobbley

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Re: Kinespring operation
« Reply #35 on: November 27, 2012, 05:15:48 PM »
How are you doing Post op ? I got a week to go . Pre op appointment thursday
Thanks in advance for Updates

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Re: Kinespring operation
« Reply #36 on: November 28, 2012, 04:18:20 PM »
So, two weeks post op now. Staples are out, wounds healing well. Weight bearing is ok, not painful, although if standing for any length of time there is a sharp pain down my calf
Swelling on the whole is subsiding a bit now, but the bending movement is still pretty restricted - 30 degrees at best.
I am interested in others experience of this, as I expected better by now?
Physio tomorrow so that might shed some light on it.

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Re: Kinespring operation
« Reply #37 on: November 29, 2012, 11:17:36 PM »
So, two weeks post op now. Staples are out, wounds healing well. Weight bearing is ok, not painful, although if standing for any length of time there is a sharp pain down my calf
Swelling on the whole is subsiding a bit now, but the bending movement is still pretty restricted - 30 degrees at best.
I am interested in others experience of this, as I expected better by now?
Physio tomorrow so that might shed some light on it.

The calf discomfort was just swelling, it must have been about 30% bigger than normal. Once I started to move around a bit more it improved. Took time to get my leg elevated every day.

Range was a lot larger - nearer 90% and with a bit of effort I could pull my leg in further to stretch it more.

Have you seen your x-ray yet?  A lot more metal work in there than I imagined, despite having seen a mock up of the Kinespring fitted to a leg. I would have liked to have seen the x-ray earlier as I would have appreciated why my leg felt like it did.

Good to hear you are coping and I'm sure the physio will work some magic and help to improve things.

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Re: Kinespring operation
« Reply #38 on: November 30, 2012, 05:53:48 AM »
Thanks you both for the Update . I had my pre op Meeting with the dr Last Night . His Main Point Take it Easy the First Few days to left the Skin an muscle Settle Around the Spring otherwise Problem.. And he want me to stay in Hospital 5 days( normal in Germany, I'm a expat)i ll have a passive Moment machine And physio / Massage direct After op to Keep the swelling Down.
Next wednesday  i try to Update via phone. 8)

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Re: Kinespring operation
« Reply #39 on: December 02, 2012, 04:22:38 AM »
For those interested, here are links to the latest clinical results and other data:

Go to the hyperlinked presentations -
http://www.moximed.com/ous/medpros/publications.php

Here is a pdf version of a powerpoint discussing results and case studies -
http://www.yorkshirekneeclinic.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/london-wst-2012.pdf

These results look promising and the clinical trials are showing great results!

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Re: Kinespring operation
« Reply #40 on: December 05, 2012, 05:58:19 AM »
 8) Well here we go today is the day,

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Re: Kinespring operation
« Reply #41 on: December 05, 2012, 01:19:42 PM »
Good luck, hope it goes well

Please keep posting your progress. Specialist for me tomorrow so will report back.

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Re: Kinespring operation
« Reply #42 on: December 06, 2012, 10:07:46 AM »
Dr is happy sleep was okay just had a lymphmassage and now in the Motor machine passive 30degrees all okay

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Re: Kinespring operation
« Reply #43 on: December 08, 2012, 03:42:59 PM »
I was worried about lack of movement but the specialist is happy with the progress so far. The x-rays show everything in the right position and apparently the movement restriction is due to the amount of muscle and nerve disruption it takes to get the implant into position.
I am hopeful the next three weeks will see marked improvement

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Re: Kinespring operation
« Reply #44 on: December 10, 2012, 07:37:18 AM »
That Good News Dietriche ,i m now Days Five Post op the Hospital Team are Great Look like home tommorrow my pain is across the Shins when i put to much Weight on caused by the Screws had x rays done yestwrday but Not yet Seen the dr. I m only Alwolled to got to 40 deg with the passive movement machine  so much the Same as yourself