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Offline Stelfox

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HA Injections
« on: September 25, 2021, 07:57:04 PM »
Hi,

I wanted to write my recent experience on here, encase there are other people in a similar situation and my experience might help other people.

I have had another recent flare up with OA in my left knee. Last flare up was 2 years ago. I'm now going for HA injections as I'm struggling to walk at work. I will give an update once I have had them and what my results/experience were.

Past injury:
I’ve got grade 4 arthritis in my left knee from previous 3 knee ops after a wakeboarding accident when I was 18, I'm now 34 years old:

1st op Oct 2006: Left knee ACL graft repair, small medial and lateral meniscus removed.

2nd op Nov 2009: Left knee 1cm micro fracture (MFX) carried out on lateral femoral condyle and some more lateral meniscus removed.

3rd op Sept 2011: left knee 2cm micro fracture (MFX) carried out on the same are as before
2006: Left knee ACL graft repair, small medial and lateral meniscus removed.

2009: Left knee 1cm micro fracture (MFX) carried out on lateral femoral condyle and some more lateral meniscus removed.

2011: left knee 2cm micro fracture (MFX) carried out on the same area

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Re: HA Injections
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2021, 08:01:15 PM »
Good luck. Are you having it combined with steroid?
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: HA Injections
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2021, 01:09:29 PM »
Hi Vickster,

No just the HA at the moment to see  how I get on
2006: Left knee ACL graft repair, small medial and lateral meniscus removed.

2009: Left knee 1cm micro fracture (MFX) carried out on lateral femoral condyle and some more lateral meniscus removed.

2011: left knee 2cm micro fracture (MFX) carried out on the same area

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Re: HA Injections
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2021, 01:15:31 PM »
how is your knee, what is the latest?
2006: Left knee ACL graft repair, small medial and lateral meniscus removed.

2009: Left knee 1cm micro fracture (MFX) carried out on lateral femoral condyle and some more lateral meniscus removed.

2011: left knee 2cm micro fracture (MFX) carried out on the same area

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Re: HA Injections
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2021, 03:34:11 PM »
Quite worn, was scoped in April, microfracture done on both condyles and trochlea and a general tidy up. He also injected steroid and HA hence my question.  No more surgery really an option now until TKR needed, but may have injections if have flare up.

Doing ok, wasn’t helped by having to have ankle ligaments repaired just before Christmas!
Cycling, swimming, walking not great but managing. ROM better around 120, before only about 105 and couldn't straighten either
« Last Edit: September 27, 2021, 06:11:22 PM by vickster »
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: HA Injections
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2021, 09:13:28 PM »
I will asked my doctor that's doing my injections about having steroid injections as well. good to see your range of motion getting better.
hope things keep getting better for you, I know how tough it is sometimes with bad knees
2006: Left knee ACL graft repair, small medial and lateral meniscus removed.

2009: Left knee 1cm micro fracture (MFX) carried out on lateral femoral condyle and some more lateral meniscus removed.

2011: left knee 2cm micro fracture (MFX) carried out on the same area