Thanks for your response. I hope everything is going well s/p TKR! When did you have that done and how are you doing? Now that rehab, I am very familiar with.
Wow, so your knee required 4 separate surgeries. I know there is up to 25% recurrence rate, but did they do a total synovectomy on your knee round one? Or just partial?
Yes, this diagnosis is definitely unique to me--I thought I had heard of all the current diagnoses since I am a new grad DPT. Was so surprised this was never discussed and I think the must frustrating part of the diagnosis itself is not knowing the prognosis, rehab, and/or CAUSE of the disease! That was supposed to be my advantage when it came to musculoskeletal pain.
Yes, I will definitely serve my hours on the rehab table, but hopefully will be able to get back to work ASAP to serve my patients. The bright side: this is a great way to learn what my patients go through. How long were you out of commission before you could return to work after your knee surgeries? What ended up being the cause for repeat surgeries? Return loose bodies?
Luckily (or not so luckily), I didn't seek out medical advice x 3 years as it really didn't disturb my activities. I even continued to run. Being that I waited so long, I actually had ossification of some of the loose bodies in my hip, and this is what lead to a speedy diagnosis. Only thing that concerns me, is approximately 6 months ago, I started having left knee pain and popping too. The disease is USUALLY monoarticular. Did you have only left knee issues?
Have you ever thought about what might have contributed to your issue? Activities (running, hard labor, etc.), lifestyle, etc? I'm thinking about putting together some sort of coorelation report between what might be linked to this excessive synovial creation...
Thanks again for sharing your info on the disease!