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Old 07-30-2020, 03:10 PM   #21
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I had my Meniscus repaired also,, I got about 5 years on you,, I try not to think about it,,
So, it looks like my surgeon might be right. Five years for me, so start the clock. My repaired knee has started making clicking sounds, but not a lot of pain, more like just discomfort from time to time. I am in the process of losing a few pounds, so hopefully that helps as well.

I think you should start looking into it. Sounds like it is pretty much inevitable. Do your research on the doctors. Might have to rethink your work strategy as well. Good luck and keep us informed.
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Old 07-30-2020, 06:21 PM   #22
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What I'm looking at is they take and mill down the ends of both top and bottom bone and glue and dowel in a new end to both bones. I looked at a video on it,, it was harsh to look at.
Yes and the operation my daughter sat in on they used a Makita cordless drill in a bag to drill the dowel holes. They are not gentle when installing it either, lots of pushing and pulling and a box of parts nearby to make sure the part fits perfectly and at the correct angle

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There's a technique used in the military sometimes. From what I'm told, it's some kind of setting plastic and cartilage matrix that's injected, lightly shaped by hand, and is good to go in an hour or two. Good for multiple years if you're active, but you can tear it just like cartilage tears.
Yep and if you have arthritis they will not give it to you because you will tear that up quickly.
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So, it looks like my surgeon might be right. Five years for me, so start the clock. My repaired knee has started making clicking sounds, but not a lot of pain, more like just discomfort from time to time. I am in the process of losing a few pounds, so hopefully that helps as well.

I think you should start looking into it. Sounds like it is pretty much inevitable. Do your research on the doctors. Might have to rethink your work strategy as well. Good luck and keep us informed.
I see a group of Drs. in the Hale Pawa`a building. https://oahawaii.com/our-team/
Darryl M. Kan M.D. Has worked in my shoulder and he works on all the UH football players
Daniel I. Singer M.D. has put my hand back together and is considered the best hand surgeon in Hawaii
I am seeing ANDREW B. RICHARDSON M.D for the knee.
This whole group of ortho Drs. are all very good.
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you will get the best results from ortho surgeons who are sports doctors...

they just think & do things different than normal docs...

many won't take you on if you do not have the right mental attitude.

on one of my knee surgeries doc asked me how long i expected to be off.

told him, well surgery is today, wednesday, i'll recover through the weekend and go back to work on monday...

he called my wife monday morning about 10 and asked how i was doing.

she said one of his guys picked him up at 6 and he went to work...
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No worst pain than bone on bone! Research your doctors track records. Look for recommendations from friends.

I no longer do demo and remodels. No more sheets of drywall. Ladder work to a minimum. No more carrying heavy items. Carts and hand trucks are your friend.

I can pick and choose easy light duty jobs. I have plenty.

I have zero pain in my knee now.


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No worst pain than bone on bone! Research your doctors track records. Look for recommendations from friends.

I no longer do demo and remodels. No more sheets of drywall. Ladder work to a minimum. No more carrying heavy items. Carts and hand trucks are your friend.

I can pick and choose easy light duty jobs. I have plenty.

I have zero pain in my knee now.


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Do you take medicine to prevent infection, I know you had issues when your knee was first done?
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Do you take medicine to prevent infection, I know you had issues when your knee was first done?

First knee replacement had to come out after one year due to infection.
New doctor, revision specialist. New knee. Only have slight pain in lower leg when I over do it. Itís from the spike they bored down into my bone.

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My cousin was in a very bad car accident 34 yrs ago. Had a knee replaced and now she gets a new one every 10 yrs. she walks with a cane now and is in much pain.
I have had knee problems for 10 plus yrs now and my doctor told me i am great candidate for a replacement. Not looking forward to it if i will need 1 every 10 yrs and the pain and discomfort and the not working my regular job. just saying
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My cousin was in a very bad car accident 34 yrs ago. Had a knee replaced and now she gets a new one every 10 yrs. she walks with a cane now and is in much pain.
I have had knee problems for 10 plus yrs now and my doctor told me i am great candidate for a replacement. Not looking forward to it if i will need 1 every 10 yrs and the pain and discomfort and the not working my regular job. just saying
Years ago they lasted 10 years and you can only get 2 because the bone gets cut and the pin could only go in a certain section of the bone. She is on her 4th one?

There are drastic improvements in the materials used now that just a few years ago, 34 years would be a night and day difference.
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Years ago they lasted 10 years and you can only get 2 because the bone gets cut and the pin could only go in a certain section of the bone. She is on her 4th one?

There are drastic improvements in the materials used now that just a few years ago, 34 years would be a night and day difference.
surgeon tells me they have rebuild kits for the replacements today.

the hardware & the procedures are way different today, even from 10 years ago.

my wife's surgeries were just under 4 hours and that includes check-in, pre-op stuff, surgery, waking up, walking 300 feet and going home.

in perspective, 1970, i spent 5 days in the hospital for cartilage surgery, had a full cast for 6 weeks...
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surgeon tells me they have rebuild kits for the replacements today.

the hardware & the procedures are way different today, even from 10 years ago.

my wife's surgeries were just under 4 hours and that includes check-in, pre-op stuff, surgery, waking up, walking 300 feet and going home.

in perspective, 1970, i spent 5 days in the hospital for cartilage surgery, had a full cast for 6 weeks...

My first cartilage surgery was 83. It was Hell!


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My first cartilage surgery was 83. It was Hell!


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Mine was 1980, in addition to cartilage remove they had to scrape the back of my kneecap. That was terrible, 3 days in the hospital, on crutches for weeks. I have had 2 more since then.

When you were tested back then they used to inject fluid in your knee to blow it up, to twice the size of normal. The pressure was unreal, and then they say to go home and the fluid will dissipate. Took a week. That test was worse than what surgery is now.

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