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by caneguy
Mon May 03, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Soft Tissue Healing Problems - Arthrofibrosis
Topic: arthrofibrosis
Replies: 1
Views: 850

Re: arthrofibrosis

Metformin for arthrofibrosis? Sometimes it is really amazing how they find new offlabel use cases for medications... Actually I have no deep clue here, but an educated guess. Metformin may have an influence on building tissue in general. I know from one source, Metformin may have the power to help p...
by caneguy
Mon May 03, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: KNEE FUSION or AMPUTATION
Topic: fused knee reversal
Replies: 12
Views: 7884

Re: fused knee reversal

Brandon123 wrote:
caneguy wrote:
To be honest, "despite" is the wrong word here, "because" does it really say.
But that' a longer story ;-)
Please share the story, if you want :)
by caneguy
Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: KNEE FUSION or AMPUTATION
Topic: fused knee reversal
Replies: 12
Views: 7884

Re: fused knee reversal

Thanks for the info, Caneguy! Seems you're doing pretty well overall despite your fusion. That' true, absolutely. To be honest, "despite" is the wrong word here, "because" does it really say. But that' a longer story ;-) I wish I could give something of that to others with knee ...
by caneguy
Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: KNEE FUSION or AMPUTATION
Topic: fused knee reversal
Replies: 12
Views: 7884

Re: fused knee reversal

Yes, actually blood circulation may suffer somewhat when having a knee fusion. It' best to rest the leg on a higher position when possible, like on a footstool or similar. Some people tend to wear a compression stocking. In theory there is a higher risk for thrombosis, but I donxc2xb4t know any stud...
by caneguy
Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: KNEE FUSION or AMPUTATION
Topic: fused knee reversal
Replies: 12
Views: 7884

Re: fused knee reversal

Dear Alexandra, you wrote about your story some time back now. How has life been going ever since? It makes me sad, that your fused knee made you sad... There are so many technical aids, you donxc2xb4t need to abstain from anything. You can ride a bike, you can drive a car (what you already may do?)...
by caneguy
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: KNEE FUSION or AMPUTATION
Topic: Looking for KNEE FUSION buddies
Replies: 9
Views: 6572

Re: Looking for KNEE FUSION buddies

Hey Tina Chris, what question about knee fusion do you have?

I hope everything went well and your husband is happy with his fused knee now!
by caneguy
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: KNEE FUSION or AMPUTATION
Topic: Looking for KNEE FUSION buddies
Replies: 9
Views: 6572

Re: Looking for KNEE FUSION buddies

Hello I just had knee fusion in November. My right knee is fused and I am just starting to put weight on it after the 7th surgery in a year. I am planning on having car modification if it is possible to hand controls, has anyone ever done that? I have a million questions about the best way to do th...
by caneguy
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: KNEE FUSION or AMPUTATION
Topic: Knee fusion
Replies: 1
Views: 1555

Re: Knee fusion

Has anyone had a knee fusion as this is my 2nd last option, amputation being my last but won't do that without trying the fusion first. Just wondering about recovery and driving. Hi there, I have a knee fusion, done with an intramedullary rod. I am very happy with the outcome. I drive a car with th...
by caneguy
Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:17 pm
Forum: KNEE FUSION or AMPUTATION
Topic: Looking for KNEE FUSION buddies
Replies: 9
Views: 6572

Re: Looking for KNEE FUSION buddies

lexis79 wrote: Hello Icarus

I have had a fusion using Ilizaroff technique. I waited for the boned to be completely fused for almost 2 years. I have been living with it since I was 17. I am now 34, healthy and strong. How are you?
Hello, how are you doing today?

Do you use a walking aid like a stick?
by caneguy
Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads)
Topic: Knee fusion
Replies: 1
Views: 1418

Re: Knee fusion

Hello!

I have a right KNEE FUSION and I do very well with it. Did you have surgery now? How are you doing now?
by caneguy
Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:25 pm
Forum:
Topic: Stiff Leg/Knee Fusion
Replies: 2
Views: 3953

Re: Stiff Leg/Knee Fusion

Dear Lilly,

I also have a knee fusion. Done with a long rod. How are you doing now with your leg? I now drive a car again. It would be nice to hear from you again.

Best regards
by caneguy
Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:51 am
Forum: KNEE FUSION or AMPUTATION
Topic: Looking for KNEE FUSION buddies
Replies: 9
Views: 6572

Re: Looking for KNEE FUSION buddies

If you have a knee brace you could wear it all day long for a couple of days, this would give you a good picture about having a straight leg. Basically you can do everything after knee fusion what you did before. But it may take some more effort. I drive a car with no problems. My right leg is fused...
by caneguy
Sun Jul 31, 2011 1:51 pm
Forum: KNEE FUSION or AMPUTATION
Topic: Looking for KNEE FUSION buddies
Replies: 9
Views: 6572

Looking for KNEE FUSION buddies

Hello!

I finally had my right knee fused a few years back now and I am very happy with the outcome. The knee fusion was made due to a rare syndrome.

I would like to meet other people who also underwent knee fusion to share our experience with this type of surgery.

Best regards
by caneguy
Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:59 am
Forum: GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads)
Topic: arthrodesis- how procedure is performed
Replies: 6
Views: 2294

Re: arthrodesis- how procedure is performed

Hello, I have a knee fusion exactly done the way they suggest for your case. I have a rod in my leg from hip to ankle. After surgery I was walking with crutches pretty well. Directly after surgery it was hard to get up from bed, it was very painful. But after 4 weeks it was much better. After 4 mont...
by caneguy
Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:07 pm
Forum: GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads)
Topic: How long does it take for a knee to fuse naturally?
Replies: 5
Views: 3319

Re: How long does it take for a knee to fuse naturally?

tanyap wrote: is it fused in a straight position or bent slightly?
how is your mobility with that?
Fused straight, I do well with it. One big advantage I have is I am not that tall. For taller people knee fusion surely is much more harder to cope with.

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