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by vickster
Wed Apr 24, 2024 8:29 am
Forum: General rehab issues and pain problems
Topic: Problem with my knee
Replies: 2
Views: 12

Re: Problem with my knee

10 days in to rehab from major knee surgery where you’ve been cut, poked, scraped, screws added, stitched! So there’s going to be pain, swelling. So soon after you should be focused on resting, elevating, regular icing. You still won’t be fully clear of the anaesthetic either most likely. Don’t worr...
by vickster
Tue Apr 23, 2024 3:29 pm
Forum: Emotional/Spiritual help and encouragement
Topic: Struggling hard after a graft fail many years after surgery
Replies: 1
Views: 17

Re: Struggling hard after a graft fail many years after surgery

I’d get a second option from a surgeon who does a lot of ACLs and also revisions of failed grafts. Is your knee now unstable, if not you might be able to cope with an ACL deficient knee depending on your levels/type of activities going forwards. A buckling/giving way could also be down to the menisc...
by vickster
Sun Apr 21, 2024 12:16 pm
Forum: The patello-femoral joint
Topic: Knee pain after flight. Grade IV chondromalacia patella or???
Replies: 2
Views: 33

Re: Knee pain after flight. Grade IV chondromalacia patella or???

Can you afford to see an experienced private msk physio even if for a couple of sessions to get a more expert opinion than a GP (this is the reality) and appropriate exercise programme to build up muscles, address any imbalance, any gait issue (and recommend orthotics potentially given your feet). T...
by vickster
Wed Apr 17, 2024 4:39 pm
Forum: GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads)
Topic: Torn ligmant advice please
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Re: Torn ligmant advice please

Not necessarily, do you have the full MRI report. Have you discussed with the specialist (usually they should look at the images with you and show you what’s going on) You’ve said torn which usually suggests a full tear rather than a partial or sprain. Again, what ligament? Cruciate (through joint)...
by vickster
Wed Apr 17, 2024 1:03 pm
Forum: GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads)
Topic: Torn ligmant advice please
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Re: Torn ligmant advice please

Which ligament was it, there are 4 in the knee, some heal better than others, if fully ruptured, surgery may be needed to reconstruct. What symptoms do you have? What treatment? Physiotherapy? What has the specialist who ordered the MRI said. Some knee injuries can take many months to heal, some nee...
by vickster
Tue Apr 09, 2024 1:44 pm
Forum: General rehab issues and pain problems
Topic: Delayed pain after exercise?
Replies: 6
Views: 3035

Re: Delayed pain after exercise?

Swelling and/or inflammation, nerve irritation, muscle tightness, muscle weakness, muscle imbalance would be possible culprits. Do you have an injury? Or wear and tear etc? Where in the knee is the pain? What exercise triggers it? Strength work, weight bearing such as running, low impact such as cyc...
by vickster
Mon Apr 08, 2024 11:53 pm
Forum: Soft Tissue Healing Problems - Arthrofibrosis
Topic: patella tendon lengthening?
Replies: 16
Views: 9504

Re: patella tendon lengthening?

You’ve replied to a post from nearly 20 years ago so sadly it’s unlikely you’ll get a reply.
It’s possible that the surgeon would have moved on or retired after such a long time.
Good luck with your treatment :)
by vickster
Mon Apr 08, 2024 12:35 pm
Forum: CARTILAGE REPAIR - ACI & MACI (autologous/matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implantation)
Topic: Does BUPA cover MACI/ACI surgery
Replies: 10
Views: 6774

Re: Does BUPA cover MACI/ACI surgery

The post is 5 years old and the poster was outside the U.K. If looking at cartilage repair options in U.K., perhaps start with the surgeons from RNOH Stanmore who operate privately from Spire Bushey and possibly Harley Street/elsewhere in Central London (read their biogs) or Oswestry if in the North...
by vickster
Sat Mar 23, 2024 7:59 pm
Forum: GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads)
Topic: Knee pain 3 weeks
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: Knee pain 3 weeks

Being able to walk normally is a very good sign especially if there is no swelling. See what the MRI shows but bear in mind a radiologist will often report everything they see, much of which will have no bearing on symptoms. Rest as much as you can, avoid anything that hurts, use ice with a cloth pr...
by vickster
Wed Feb 28, 2024 6:02 pm
Forum: GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads)
Topic: Constant ache 4 months after Fall - MRI clear
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: Constant ache 4 months after Fall - MRI clear

Are you icing the knee regularly (or using heat if it’s stiff but not swollen). What are you doing with your PT? Do they also use massage therapy, therapeutic ultrasound, acupuncture? Have they assessed your muscle balance and function fully to check everything is working well? Glutes, hip flexors, ...
by vickster
Thu Feb 22, 2024 7:32 pm
Forum: GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads)
Topic: Weight Loss and Joint Pain: Your Tips ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1250

Re: Weight Loss and Joint Pain: Your Tips ?

Refined Sugar is highly calorific, doesn’t satiate well and is inflammatory so cutting right back is a good place to start. Avoiding highly processed foods also good for health. More veg and lower sugar fruits. Low fat products tend to have more sugar, and obviously fizzy drinks, high sugar juices e...
by vickster
Fri Feb 16, 2024 2:15 pm
Forum: The patello-femoral joint
Topic: left knee: patella alta+former dislocation--> incessant pain, also neuropathic
Replies: 67
Views: 7033

Re: left knee: patella alta+former dislocation--> incessant pain, also neuropathic

Did you read the posts from SuspectDevice about loss of tissue homeostasis and chronic inflammation.
Unfortunately, there’s not always a clear correlation between decree of cartilage wear and pain.
Do you get relief from medication or cryotherapy (icing) plus complete rest (other than light ADLs?)
by vickster
Tue Feb 13, 2024 7:09 am
Forum: KNEE ARTHRITIS - General principles of managing Osteoarthritis of the knee
Topic: Huge price difference between clinics which do steroid injections
Replies: 1
Views: 184

Re: Huge price difference between clinics which do steroid injections

Are you already under an orthopaedic surgeon? If not, you’ll likely have to pay for a consultation first to confirm that the treatment is appropriate. You can get steroid injections on the NHS, have you spoken to your GP? Some GP surgeries offer, otherwise you’ll need to get onto the hospital referr...
by vickster
Mon Feb 12, 2024 9:48 pm
Forum: GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads)
Topic: Are steroid injections effective for reducing nerve pain?
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: Are steroid injections effective for reducing nerve pain?

You’d need to discuss that with the specialist suggesting the injection, plus any risks of the procedure of course.
Also, try to read up on all of the medical literature on this
by vickster
Mon Feb 12, 2024 12:40 pm
Forum: GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads)
Topic: Femoral osteotomy + microfracture?
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Re: Femoral osteotomy + microfracture?

You could perhaps seek a virtual consultation for a further opinion from Adrian Wilson. He’s an osteotomy expert and long time contributor to material on this forum
https://profadrianwilson.co.uk/
There should be a contact form on his website
Good luck :)

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