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Oh, That Wonderful Ice Machine !

On a lighthearted note, this is a salute to that wonderful piece of durable medical equipment known as, the Ice Machine. Whoever invented this , all I want to say is, THANK YOU.  Gone are the days of ice gel paks and leaky bags filled with ice cubes. Continuous cold therapy is the way to go.

My particular model is the Breg Polar Care 500. This has been a constant companion of mine for many years. I've been through 3 of these machines over the years.  I've used them so much, almost daily, that I burned the...

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Scar Tissue Causing Nerve Entrapment and Compression

Scar tissue can be an insidious fiend.

I've been dealing with scar tissue/arthrofibrosis for 7 yrs. I've had it grow on just about every structure, in my knee. Among the many structures, scar tissue made it's way, to one of my nerves. The...

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Total Knee Replacement aka, TKR

Six months after my visit to Cincinnati, to see Dr Noyes, I had my total knee replacement in January of 2005. This was a big decision to make and not taken lightly. During that 6 mos period, I did extensive research on the internet for information regarding TKRs. I looked thru many medical journal articles ( such as on PUB-MED and Medscape),...

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Patella baja, infrapatellar contracture syndrome and arthrofibrosis after intramedullary nailing

Arthrofibrosis is a terrible, terrible, unrelenting condition.

I've had arthrofibrosis since Sept 2000. It started with a broken leg in Aug 2000, and lack of knowledge on arthrofibrosis in ALL levels of the medical community. I broke my...

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What In The World Is A Fabella ?

Those were my words, when I was told I had a Fabella bone in my knee.

A Fabella bone is an extra sesamoid bone, located laterally, behind the knee. Only about 10% of the population has a Fabella bone. It is embeded at the head of the Gastrocnemius...

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Need Flexion ? Get ERMI !

What A Great Machine !

I think the ERMI flexionator is the greatest thing since sliced bread.  If you need help with post op flexion, then this machine can help you. It sure helped me. After undergoing...