Knee cartilage implant

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Unfortunately once your joint becomes bone on bone there is little left to do other then a total knee replacement. Cartilage replacement procedure is not a simple task. Procedures and products are being tested every day but to my knowledge the usual "cure" is a knee replacement. There are some "injections" that are used for some ppl that have minimal cartilage damage. They work for some and not for others.
This is because relatively small areas of cartilage damage may be filled with new cartilage. Introducing cartilage implant is a complicated procedure. Unless it is done by an expert, the chances of failure are very high." END Quote According to my research an implant is like most procedures; the younger, more active and healthier you are the better the results. I would be very cautious of a surgeon that promised great results. Insist on seeing results and his/her statistics.
Until now, I would have very little joint pain (but more painful than I first got the implant) everytime I work out. I lost my right ear cartilage. The implant is still not removed as all doctors and dentists said similar things, "no scientific proof of relationship between the implant complication and auto-immune disease." But after seeing everyone story here, I am deciding to remove it again if it will help.
So when i was 14 that's when i had my first knee surgery i had a plica i think that's how you spell it, and some cartilage damage.
This is because of damage to the knee and missing cartilage. What is your thoughts as to someone my age having knee replacement surgery. Also, what is the quickest recovery you have seen for someone with knee replacement surgery?
This has resulted in a 100% improvement in the pain and feverish feeling emanating from THAT tooth, but I still have an strange irritating sensation emanating from the implant that extends to the cheek, nostril, and eye above the implant. I have a feeling the implant is the cause of the mouth trouble and wondering if it is the cause of my neurological symptoms as well. My physical activity has been reduced to a minimum compared to the level of physical activity previous to the surgery.
I do not experience any grinding, locking, catching or giving way of the knee. There are no positions that make my knee uncomfortable other then putting my weight on it while kneeling. It feels totally normal otherwise. The pain is as if I knelt on a sharp rock or tack or even as if my bone is splintered. It began a couple of weeks ago while kneeling. I have not tried anything to help the pain other then not kneeling on it. Never had surgery. No hip pain or ankle pain.
Due to this in the longterm there could be damage to the articular cartilage causing deformity of the joint and loosening of the implant. Scar tissue would not interfere with the movement in the joint or the bones. It could account only to a cosmetic defect. It is of concern only if it increases in size after surgery. I would suggest that you get an MRI of the knee to confirm the presence of outgrowth of a bone. A revision surgery can be taken up to remove the additional bone.
Not a question, but I work as a nursing assistant on the Orthopedic/Surgical Unit of a large hospital. Many of our patients have just undergone hip and/or knee replacement surgery. I have been able to scrub in on numerous procedures and just want to put it out there that if any of you are about to undergo this surgery or are thinking about it, I am NOT a doctor, but I can answer a great many questions about the procedure and the recovery.
I have degenerative joints in both knees and no cartilage in my right knee at all. I also found out I have bone spurs in my right knee, not too long ago, when I last saw my rhuematologist. I went with the intention of inquiring about a knee replacement. The surgeon is willing to do the surgery once I lose some more weight (I had weight loss surgery earlier this year), but he's going to try and get my insurance to cover a Synvisc One injection, first.
A normal knee implant lasts anywhere between 15-25 years.Hence second surgery may be required, after that age. I have kept my answer as simple as i could. However if you feel that you need more clarification, please discuss.
My husband who is 70 had a total knee replacement 6 weeks ago and the pain seems to be intensifying rather than diminishing. He had a childhood injury to this knee, then another operation 13 years ago but is crying with the pain most of the time and has gone from ordinary pain killers to needing morphine. He has physiotherapy 3 times per week, also hydrotherapy and acupuncture, they all say he is making some progress but very slowly and keep telling him exercising will relieve the pain.
During the last five years and with sharp increase in my weight from 55 to 68 kg (height 153 cm), I started to have problems walking specially on my right leg specially when taking upstairs. There is a large friction in my knee. It seems that certain damage has occurred on the knee. I have taken x-rays for both of my legs, and I have noticed that my right femur and tibia are bowing too. X-ray for right tibia (AP) and femur (lateral) and MRI for the right knee are available.
I have NO cartilage in my left knee due to the surgery they did when I was 15. (gymnastic injury) Of course...that surgery set it up for arthritis. Over the past 7 years or so both knees are getting worse.. The dr. wants to wait until I'm older for the knee replacement, but it's only a matter of time. He also says, Its really up to me when I have the replacement, but I need to wait until the pain is an 8, 9 or 10 everyday.
After awhile you have to up the strength of the drug till you reach the top and then you have no where else to go so it becomes useless. I stress that this type of implant (drug) isn't advisable for my problems but could be for some diseases and other issues. I've heard that people with RSD can be helped by using the stim unit and like I mentioned above, you can do a trial for 1 or 2 weeks and if you don't think it helps then it can be removed right there in the doctors office.
Also, there are ankle joint implants, the same way a knee or hip gets an implant. There is no need for someone to be on permanent pain management because of post-traumatic arthritis in the ankle. Hopefully she is in the care of a knowledgable orthopedic surgeon.
Everytime it hurts and there is inflamation let say in the knee, it invides and erodes cartilage and bone with the joint. The joint may lose its normal shape over time and become deformed. There is no medication to stop the process, they can slow it a litlle bit and help with pain + inflammation. I feel OK with the medicine right now but I don't want to give up and don't look for causes. I had my x-ray done today, maybe at next visit doctor will tell me something more about the inflammation.
Will have THR on Feb 24 am looking forward to it since I have had chronic pain in my knee since 2002 and hip since 2003. Drs. (for some strange reason) kept saying nothing was wrong with me ( and I went to 2 dif specialist in my town). I finally went OUT OF TOWN to a doctor that had no affiliation and he told me I needed THR Immediatley and I have severe/aggressive ostheoarthritis and no cartilage. I have read about surgeons making mistakes in the length of the leg.
During 2007 only visited Dr. 2 times for sinus/asthma issues UND - and then SVR 2007 June - Pain complaints of knee, shoulder, lower back, neck, musculature frame and tendons. 2008 - Jan LAVH plus cystocele repair, rectocele gynecare TVT mesh implant and ovary removal for par cyst and tumor mass (benign) Given Opiod (percocet 10/325 for 3 months) 2008 - Pain from Hysterectomy subsides, but pain in shoulders, neck, back, arms, chest and legs still present with weekly migraines and IBS present.
i also have the revia implant (which again thank god i haven't had any side effects from) . . . however, i find my self wanting Valium (don't have any and haven't tried to get any . . just sometimes think . . boy it'd be nice to just mellow out). . .or something, anything, to get through the tough moments. . .i now know they pass . . .am using the recipe(the junkie in me still like opening that bottle of pills in the morning) and some Kava Kava root liquid form and the Valarian Root extract . .
Couldn't they have left it in an imobilizing brace? The Doctors have left my left knee to fuse on it's own due to severed femoral nerve. The leg has been in an imobilizing brace for 1 1/2 years and I am on constant pain meds. Maybe it wouldn't be worth any surgery because I still couldn't use my leg. Will your wrist get strong enough to lift a certain amount of wieght?
It helped my right side for 1 week, my left side for 2 weeks. He has now asked me to think about an implant of the spinal cord stimulator. I've heard good and bad things about this implant and it frightens me. I think I may try to get a 3rd opinion, actually a 2nd opinion from a Dr. at the University of Chicago. My niece will graduate Indiana University in May with a Masters in Physical Therapy and she did a 2 hour review with me the other day.
I have had this happen in my fingers for years, but in the past few months I have had vessels pop on my leg (side of calf just below knee) and on the inside of my right wrist. This one was prettly painful and I kept pressure on it until the burning subsided. Has anyone else had this happen in these areas?
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