Re: Knee replacement
I have a lot of noise in my knee but the OS said I just have a noisy knee. I do have an appointment with him tomorrow. I seem to keep getting more ROM in my knee. It has buckled on me a couple of times and it seems to be swelling some in the morning. I had great results from the surgery but it seems that the futher away from surgery the more little suprises I have.
I have just had hip arthoroscopy. Everyone thought my hip pain post-TKA was an adjustment to my gait. Finally. after a year of tying everything, they did an MRI and CT and they showed advanced osteoarthritis. My TKA OS told me the only option was total hip.
I found the "guru" OS for hip arthroscopy. He literally wrote the book used in med school about the procedure. He developed the AMA coding and has patents on several instruments used in the procedure....His office is about 90 miles away..Imagine that.
He really wants more OS to consider the procedure as an option before total hip. I know it will probably just buy me time but I figure every day is one more day for things to improve. I have had no pain since the surgery so in my opinion it is successful.
L.Knee: Arthroscopy: '98, '04, '06; ACLrecon: '02; TKA:'06
R.Knee: Arthroscopy: '06; TKA indicated
R Hip: Arthroscopy '08;
Gymnastics is fun at 18 but not at 40.