Actifit surgery

To let us know how you are getting on for the first days and first few weeks after your operation or injury. We would be interested in knowing about pain levels and meds, dressings, using the CPM machine, swelling, icing regimes, mobility, exercise regimes, bathing and travelling issues, etc.
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Today starting week 6 from my rehab .I start to increase flexion until full range of motion ,now i can fold up my leg around 120 degrees flexion ,and i have 4 weeks to achieve full range .I'm on right way ;) and left only 3 weeks to start walking without crutches 8) .
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some muscles come back ,41 days after surgery .
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Now i'm on last stage before normal walking .Around 75-80% weight bearing and i walk with only one crutch .I haven't pain ,but when walk i feel some lightly Tingling .It's nothing serious and i hope that this will stop ,when my muscles addicted .
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Today 8 weeks after surgery i made the first steps without crutches .It's awesome feeling .The knee is well ,just a little pain in my feet ,but this is because my feet bones aren't adapted to full weight bearings .
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Today 72 days after surgery i'm very well .Walking without any problems ,no pain ,no swelling .Working hard on my proprioception ,quads ,harmstring ,calfs ,started with upper body workout .With passion and dedication you can achieve everything!
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Today 56km on my xc bike for 2:05 hours :) not bad ,but I still have work to my full recovery .
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Tell us something new - update plesae ;-)
2014: Football injury
2015: Partial lateral meniscectomy. Everything perfect – however cyst exist. Bothers with exercise.
2017: Partial lateral meniscectomy, tear repair and lateral cystectomy.
- Cyst pain gone. More pain in terms of quantity. Stiff knee/ROM. Exercise not possible.
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TheMonkeysAreComming wrote: Tell us something new - update plesae ;-)
I'm feeling good overall .Riding my dirt bike ,playing football like goalkeeper ,make some jogging around 2-3 kms .Planning to do one finally rehabilitation with professional rehabilitator to achieve my full physical potential .I don't know whether the implant will protect my cartilage ,but the time will show .
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what was your status prior to the surgery?
Pain, function, lateral/medial?
How much meniscus did you have left?
2014: Football injury
2015: Partial lateral meniscectomy. Everything perfect – however cyst exist. Bothers with exercise.
2017: Partial lateral meniscectomy, tear repair and lateral cystectomy.
- Cyst pain gone. More pain in terms of quantity. Stiff knee/ROM. Exercise not possible.
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I had injured my medial meniscus ,and after first surgery (meniscectomy ) i left only with the meniscus rim .2-3 months later i had actifit surgery .My surgeon wanted to put actifit implant in my knee ,because i'm young and active ,and if you haven'ta meniscus that's prerequisite for arthritis .
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Re: I do not recommend Actifit implant !

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Hello everyone ,i have some bad news ,my knee began to get worse .I have a pain when try to make full flexion and also when try to make extension .There is very bad sound like popping of nylon when moving my knee .After some loading i feel my knee like a scrap or prosthesis .I did unbelievable efforts to recovery last year ,but now i'm done .I don't know what to do (removing the implant ,living with the pain ?) .I'm 22 years old very active ,throughout my life I've been an athlete ,but now i'm like a pensioner .My advice is :FORGET FOR ACTIFIT IMPLANT-That thing doesn't work !For me that's it one big medical lie .
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Sorry to hear about the bad news. Have you been back to the surgeon yet? Let's hope the implant hasn't failed, and you can still get better again.
RK sharp pain while running, diagnosis chondromalacia patellae 6/09
RK arthroscopic chondroplasty 9/09
RK rehab, recovery, 90% normal, started running again -> back to square one 5/15
RK diagnosis patellofemoral arthritis + LK diagnosis chondromalacia patellae 8/15 -> conservative treatment
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Brandon123 wrote: Sorry to hear about the bad news. Have you been back to the surgeon yet? Let's hope the implant hasn't failed, and you can still get better again.
Maybe the situation isn't too bad ,but I'm affected ,because i expected more .The implant hasn't failed ,but i'm limited to do some activities .When i'm loading hard my knee ,feeling worse on the next day .I'm swimming 1 hour-2 times per week ,training my legs once in fitness and doing some extra exercise(plyometrics) .It's hard to explain how i'm feeling exactly .May have some days when i'm feeling good ,then one day feeling worse and etc .Something like arthritis ,but i'm too young for arthritis ,before one year my cartilage was perfect .For me the implant and the new tissue into an implant are too hard (harder than native meniscus) and from that comming other problems .My range of motion is the same like on healthy leg ,but i have some pain ,when try to reach them. Also sometimes feeling some shudder in knee area .I'm planing to go to the surgeon soon ,we'll see what happens .
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Ok, I understand. It is possible to improve the situation with PT or something?

Keep us posted how things develop!
RK sharp pain while running, diagnosis chondromalacia patellae 6/09
RK arthroscopic chondroplasty 9/09
RK rehab, recovery, 90% normal, started running again -> back to square one 5/15
RK diagnosis patellofemoral arthritis + LK diagnosis chondromalacia patellae 8/15 -> conservative treatment
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Sorry to hear that bad news. It's sad but i think the only thing we can do when meniscus parts are removed is try to compensate with hard training and balance the load. I think current implants unfortunately cannot simulate the meniscus tissue, which has cells that align and adopt to load.
I exactly know how you feel with this ups and downs, i am 31 and have the same arthritic issues, just wothout the actifit.
Wish you the best, keep us posted what you decided with the implant.
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