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Old 06-15-2009, 05:26 AM   #21
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Wow Judy, sorry to hear that. I hope you get an appt soon to get it done. I've never been in that situation so I can only imagine how much it aggravates you. I'll keep you in my prayers.
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Old 06-15-2009, 05:47 AM   #23
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You'd be suprized how fast how fast some people get back on there feet. I work in the ortho department in surgery and we've had some folks actually up walking around 8 hours post-op. Not always the case but recovery has dramatically improved
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Old 06-15-2009, 05:59 AM   #24
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You'd be suprized how fast how fast some people get back on there feet. I work in the ortho department in surgery and we've had some folks actually up walking around 8 hours post-op. Not always the case but recovery has dramatically improved
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I dont work in the medical field, but I have been a regular at the local ER's for 25+ years.........But it seems that every year, they are doing something different to better serve the patient. The last couple of surgeries I have had have been a walk in the park. Its just like a restfull nap, but when you wake up, you are fixed...well.....Rehab can be a pain, but its still much better. Really, the only complaint that I have, is that the TV's are a bit on the small side. Hell.....My last surgery, the room I was in even had Internetz!
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Hey Judy, hope you are feeling a little better. Glad you are in the process of getting the replacement soon and you will be all better shortly! I know the frustration of trying finding a compassionate doc who actually listens and helps. Good Luck
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Judy, sorry you are having such trouble with your knee. Hope it's doing better and that you'll have a new knee real soon.
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just saw this thread.


Judy......hope you get all this straightened out and start feeling better real soon.
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Old 08-02-2009, 06:11 PM   #28
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Old 11-07-2009, 05:09 AM   #29
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thank you everybody

I have been meaning to update the status of my knee

My orthopaedic on 17th Aug did a pre-replacement arthroscopic surgery to get "eyes on" inside the joint.

He cleaned out a bunch of debris, trimmed some tears on my only remaining posterier meniscus & evaluated the knee compartments hoping...maybe....
I could get away with a partial replacement

On my follow-up two weeks later he told me very technically that my knee looked like:
1. A shook up snow globe,
2. My reconstructed ACL of 20 yrs ago was history &
3. A majority of the cartiledge under the knee cap & medial side was akin to peeling teflon on an overcooked Caphlon fry pan.

Hmmm my knee did not qualify for partial replacement but the good news is he'll fix it all up with a new state of the art prothesis!!

All he has to do is saw off the bottom end of my femur & top end of my tibia, take out junk in the middle & dido in the new joint. Oh & sew me up afterwards.

I see him again on the 24th Nov to talk about it/schedule it. Since I'm back to work it might not happen as soon as I want to. I committed to covering for friends deployed to Afghanistan for a yr. My issue seems small in comparison so I'll manage my activities accordingly, not ski for upcoming season, the hiking trails will always be there & as long as Simon gets a walk in and my daily living activities are somewhat pain free, its ok.

It not always been that way, I like to go go go but I guess for now this is the Big Man's plan & will roll with the punches.
Plus I have blessed with a great doc!

Anyway, thank you everyone who encouraged me and sent kind words.
Will take some pictures when it finally happens.
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Old 11-07-2009, 05:15 AM   #30
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Thanks for the update...take it easy for awhile and you will be all fixed up soon enough. Always nice to have a great doc working with you too .
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Happy thoughts and prayers coming your way.
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Old 11-07-2009, 05:53 AM   #32
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2. My reconstructed ACL of 20 yrs ago was history
First, I am sorry to hear about your knee problems, I have had some myself this year. We both know they can be challenging. My dad had both of his replaced last year & he is doing great now. Best of luck to you.

About your reconstucted ACL. I had mine REPLACED with a grafted tendion from my shin on 9/4/09, It could not be reaired. Now that I see yours only lasted for 20 years it makes me wonder if mine will need to be done again down the road. I am 29 years old so if I only get 20 years out of each one, I could in theory need 2 more at 49 & 69? Was your originally repaird or replaced?
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Old 11-07-2009, 06:34 AM   #33
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First, I am sorry to hear about your knee problems, I have had some myself this year. We both know they can be challenging. My dad had both of his replaced last year & he is doing great now. Best of luck to you.

About your reconstucted ACL. I had mine REPLACED with a grafted tendion from my shin on 9/4/09, It could not be reaired. Now that I see yours only lasted for 20 years it makes me wonder if mine will need to be done again down the road. I am 29 years old so if I only get 20 years out of each one, I could in theory need 2 more at 49 & 69? Was your originally repaird or replaced?
Thank you for the info on your dad & am glad he's doing better.
I meant my ACL replaced, it was 4/79 when I was 19 & it was a graft from hamstring and done non-arthroscopically sincethe technology wasn't there yet unfortunately.
I am sure your replacement is much more advanced due to how medical techniques have improved. Plus as a guy, your hips are narrower & your skeleton structure straighter which causes less stress on the knee joint.
A previous doc told me even the notch inside the joint where the pcl/acl cross is different from men to women (v-shaped=women/u-shaped=men) which can effect the ligament tearing or not tearing. Obviously you can't predict these things but I hope you get 60+ more years out of your replacement!! Stay strong and have fun
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Thank you very much, I hope your recovery is speedy. If I could give you one piece of advise that you probablly already know it is..... Do The Physical Theropy. It is not much fun, but worth it.
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Thanks for the update...take it easy for awhile and you will be all fixed up soon enough. Always nice to have a great doc working with you too .
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First, I am sorry to hear about your knee problems, I have had some myself this year. We both know they can be challenging. My dad had both of his replaced last year & he is doing great now. Best of luck to you.

About your reconstucted ACL. I had mine REPLACED with a grafted tendion from my shin on 9/4/09, It could not be reaired. Now that I see yours only lasted for 20 years it makes me wonder if mine will need to be done again down the road. I am 29 years old so if I only get 20 years out of each one, I could in theory need 2 more at 49 & 69? Was your originally repaird or replaced?
There is no time line on a reconstructed graft. Assuming your doc put the graft in the correct position your graft, which sounds like they took it from your patellar tendon, should last you the rest of your life. With that being said, you tore your ACL and injured your cartilage at the time of injury. Hopefully you won't ever have any issues from this but their is a chance you will get arthritis in the future b/c of this original injury. Only time will tell. I wouldn't worry about how long your graft will last. You should be just fine.
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There is no time line on a reconstructed graft. Assuming your doc put the graft in the correct position your graft, which sounds like they took it from your patellar tendon, should last you the rest of your life. With that being said, you tore your ACL and injured your cartilage at the time of injury. Hopefully you won't ever have any issues from this but their is a chance you will get arthritis in the future b/c of this original injury. Only time will tell. I wouldn't worry about how long your graft will last. You should be just fine.

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There is no time line on a reconstructed graft. Assuming your doc put the graft in the correct position your graft, which sounds like they took it from your patellar tendon, should last you the rest of your life. With that being said, you tore your ACL and injured your cartilage at the time of injury. Hopefully you won't ever have any issues from this but their is a chance you will get arthritis in the future b/c of this original injury. Only time will tell. I wouldn't worry about how long your graft will last. You should be just fine.
Thank you for the info, yes it was a graft from my petellar tendon & I feel great now. I think it will last.

Judy, how is your knee?
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Good luck with your surgery hun...I see knee replacement and knee revision surgery's all the time...its no big deal and you'll be back to 150% in no time
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