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Re: pkr or tkr ?
« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2014, 02:02:59 PM »
I think my hips are suffering while I cycle due to the weakness in my leg, ditto my lower back

I don't know what a hip hyke is?
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Re: pkr or tkr ?
« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2014, 02:17:27 PM »
it's a excercise for hip flexors. I find flexing the hips helps, look it up on the web. Being doing clambs on the floor as well.

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Re: pkr or tkr ?
« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2014, 02:39:57 PM »
Ah ok, think you meant hikes.  Yes, clams I do, with a theraband, as well as glute bridging

At the request of my surgeon, I am having a break from physio, on the bike much less too at his request and as am poorly :(
Came off bike onto concrete 9/9/09 (lat meniscus, lat condyle defect)
LK scopes 8/2/10 & 16/12/10
RK scope 5/2/15 (menisectomy, Hoffa’s fat pad trim)
LK scope 10.1.19 medial meniscectomy, trochlea MFX
LK scope 19.4.21 MFX to both condyles & trochlea, patella cartilage shaved, viscoseal, depo-medrone

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Re: pkr or tkr ?
« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2014, 02:57:29 PM »
Oh dear, i try to jump on the bike as much as poss to keep the the legs going.

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Re: pkr or tkr ?
« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2014, 03:05:01 PM »
Me too until my accident ( knocked off bike :( ) and surgery in February.  My injured leg is placing strain on hip and back on the bike....I've done over 1000 miles this year, but I am having to limit distances for a bit.  Just joined a gym to try to do some other stuff and some strengthening.  Injury was fortunately not to my knee but has placed a strain on my whole left side
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LK scope 19.4.21 MFX to both condyles & trochlea, patella cartilage shaved, viscoseal, depo-medrone

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Re: pkr or tkr ?
« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2014, 03:23:28 PM »
I,m only on light physio at the mo.

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Re: pkr or tkr ?
« Reply #21 on: July 01, 2014, 06:06:20 PM »
There is an interesting discussion about the merits of pkrs by Jonathan Bell in a skiing forum I belong to. I found it an extremely interesting read to be honest:
http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?p=2471606&highlight=knee+replacement#2471606

If you can get to see Jonathan Bell he is extremely knowledgeable and is really pro sports, especially after these types of treatments. He is based in west London but only does private practice these days.

BTW I believe the unicompartmental replacements he refers to are also called partial knee replacements aka PKA). My apologies if I've got the wrong end of the stick though.
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Re: pkr or tkr ?
« Reply #22 on: July 01, 2014, 06:25:32 PM »
Thanks for that, i'll look him up.

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Re: pkr or tkr ?
« Reply #23 on: July 01, 2014, 06:32:11 PM »
Came off bike onto concrete 9/9/09 (lat meniscus, lat condyle defect)
LK scopes 8/2/10 & 16/12/10
RK scope 5/2/15 (menisectomy, Hoffa’s fat pad trim)
LK scope 10.1.19 medial meniscectomy, trochlea MFX
LK scope 19.4.21 MFX to both condyles & trochlea, patella cartilage shaved, viscoseal, depo-medrone

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Re: pkr or tkr ?
« Reply #24 on: July 01, 2014, 07:12:28 PM »
I'll have a word with my GP and see if i can get seen in Oxford on the NHS also.

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Re: pkr or tkr ?
« Reply #25 on: July 01, 2014, 07:21:09 PM »
Looks like some of the surgeons practice on NHS :)

http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/hipandknee/about-us/knee-group.aspx

You could also ask your current surgeon for a referral perhaps?

http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/hipandknee/referrals.aspx
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Came off bike onto concrete 9/9/09 (lat meniscus, lat condyle defect)
LK scopes 8/2/10 & 16/12/10
RK scope 5/2/15 (menisectomy, Hoffa’s fat pad trim)
LK scope 10.1.19 medial meniscectomy, trochlea MFX
LK scope 19.4.21 MFX to both condyles & trochlea, patella cartilage shaved, viscoseal, depo-medrone

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Re: pkr or tkr ?
« Reply #26 on: July 01, 2014, 07:39:09 PM »
Wonder what the wait time will be?

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Re: pkr or tkr ?
« Reply #27 on: July 01, 2014, 09:28:49 PM »
Are you in the NHS system?  I think you have to be seen within 18 weeks?  Assuming you can get a referral there.  Alternatively, perhaps you could see them privately and then transfer to NHS list for any surgery?


I don't know, all my specialist care for 5 years has been private, with insurance (other than trips to A&E)!
Came off bike onto concrete 9/9/09 (lat meniscus, lat condyle defect)
LK scopes 8/2/10 & 16/12/10
RK scope 5/2/15 (menisectomy, Hoffa’s fat pad trim)
LK scope 10.1.19 medial meniscectomy, trochlea MFX
LK scope 19.4.21 MFX to both condyles & trochlea, patella cartilage shaved, viscoseal, depo-medrone

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Re: pkr or tkr ?
« Reply #28 on: July 01, 2014, 09:33:07 PM »
Could do both i suppose, God knows how long you wait on the NHS.

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Re: pkr or tkr ?
« Reply #29 on: July 01, 2014, 09:35:19 PM »
You can only ask.  I don't know if the summer holiday is a good or bad thing in this scenario

£250 normally to see a specialist privately, they probably quote prices on the website.  You'll need a GP referral either way and to get your notes across
Came off bike onto concrete 9/9/09 (lat meniscus, lat condyle defect)
LK scopes 8/2/10 & 16/12/10
RK scope 5/2/15 (menisectomy, Hoffa’s fat pad trim)
LK scope 10.1.19 medial meniscectomy, trochlea MFX
LK scope 19.4.21 MFX to both condyles & trochlea, patella cartilage shaved, viscoseal, depo-medrone















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