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Offline rigman06

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Let's try this again
« on: August 07, 2017, 02:05:47 AM »
I understand no one on this site is a Dr. so im not looking for professional just personal experiences. Here is my problem, I recently had a HTO (high tibial osteotomy) and due to complications I also had a 4 (four) compartment fasiacotomy.
I understand that 3wks post op isnt really all that much time but I am struggling with pt (Physcial therapy), I cannot get my leg to go straight and I am in constant pain. My Dr. has told me since day one that controling pain is important, He has had me on morphine Er which didnt do crap. I was then put on oxycontin ER again no help. then he puts me on percocet which is finally taking the edge off but i can only take 1pill every 6hrs. these pills are wearing off in 4hrs and on top of everything else Im being told that I should start trying to get myself off of them. I have been dealing with this pain since my surgeries I finally get put on something that helps a little bit and then after a week now i should get myself off this.
How is everyone else dealing with this? if no one else on here has delt with this problem at least say so. I have posted numerous posts and it seems like no one wants to help people out

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Re: Let's try this again
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2017, 12:21:43 PM »
Can I ask are you seeing a.good physio

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Re: Let's try this again
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2017, 12:54:16 PM »
Have you seen a pain management specialist? Presuming you are in the US, hence the restriction of the opiates

I'm quite surprised you are having active Physio at 3 weeks post osteotomy and complications. Is your surgeon an osteotomy specialist?
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Offline Brandon123

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Re: Let's try this again
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2017, 03:10:49 PM »
Hi there, I had difficulties with active physio 3 weeks after my chondroplasty back in 2009, and you have been through so much more. Maybe you need to back off physio a bit? Also, I had difficulties fully straightening my leg for 6 months or so. Had to sleep with a pillow under the knee for a while. Eventually, with gentle stretching, I could straighten the leg normally.
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Re: Let's try this again
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2017, 08:48:43 PM »
In case you'd don't see the reply on your other thread(s)

http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?topic=69946.msg652617;boardseen#new
Came off bike onto concrete 9/9/09
LK arthroscopy 8/2/10
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RK arthroscopy on 5/2/15
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LK scope 10.1.19 medial menisectomy, trochlea microfracture, general tidy up