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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.
I had an arthroscopic surgery in 2008 on my knee and the cleaned arthritis out of it.The doctor told me it would get worse and i took it lightly.I just found out i have osteoarthritis in both knee but my right knee is worse.I can barely walk and i work 12 hour shifts.Am i looking at surgery again because the cartilages are wearing away my rheumatologist told me.
to remove and replace a worn out knee replacement, it didnt work right( was too tight)had that removed and another put in and where i couldnt get my leg stright now my best bend is 106 degrees. i had minululations inbetween each surgery and pt as well.. i am so tired of the pain and swelling this has been a full year. what can I do?
Discuss with an expert orthopedician and take a second opinion and if you have severe arthritis then this is the way to improve your quality of life. Also check if your cartilage is worn out completely or you can delay the replacement by some form of steroid injections, viscosupplementation etc for some more years. Take care!
My husband, age 72, had a left total knee replacement. Since that time, he has developed a bone spur on the outside of the knee replacement device - and the spur irritates the tendons in his knee. He has a dull pain in his leg all the time. The surgeon had never seen a spur like this after surgery and indicated any further surgery would be worse than the first; otherwise, live with the pain.
The cartilage has worn off, and she just hurts. Knee replacement surgery seems to be a good alternative for her. Based on what Swampy is able to find out: 1. Knee replacement greatly reduces pain in 90% of patients. 2. Medicare will pay for some, but not all, of the procedure. 3. Replaced knees last about 10 years for an active person, the limitation is the connection to the tibia. Swampy's aunt is only low to moderately active, but is not overweight.
Due to numerous work injuries - I had a total knee replacement in April of 2006. I did fine for the first 6 months postop but in the fall started feeling alot of pain and increased instability. In March of 2007 I had a partial knee replacement to remove the original spacer and replace the bottom prosthesis. The original spacer was worn down very thin in the back and I was told by my new surgeon that it was due to the wrong size spacer being used initially.
Thank you, tweet! I forgot to mention that the pain is from worn out cartilage, but your answer makes sense and I'll try to get into a forum where people had the replacement. Though I don't think I would want to have it...
My cartilage in my left knee is almost completely worn away but no one wants to do anything about it. I'm only 21 and I'm an EMT so I need to be able to lift and run. What can I do to help my knee so that it doesn't hurt or give out on me any more?
So I had an MR Arthigram done and the doctor said because of the geometry of my hip bone, the cartilage in my hip socket has worn down and arthritis is now present. He told me because of my young age to try and deal with it for 10 - 15 years and then think about a hip replacement? This is the exact reason why I hate going to see a doctor. What a waste. I found this whole thing hard to believe because of how it happened but what do I know.
Just like age-defying baby boomers, older folks have seen a surge in knee replacement surgeries, driven partly by a desire to stay active and by joint-damaging obesity. The findings are in a study of more than 3 million Medicare patients, aged 65 and older, who got artificial knees from 1991 through 2010. Almost 10 percent of the operations were redos - replacing worn-out artificial joints.
I had my right total knee replacement 11/10/11 and my left total knee replacement 1 1/2 years prior to that. As of today both of my knees continue to throb, shooting pains down my legs, mostly at night. My orthopedic M.D. has done x-rays several times and sees nothing. He claims that it "could" be tendinitis. I currently take 2-5mg. ea. immediate release Oxycodone every 4 hours. THAT is his solution. It does help, but not all the time.
Pain in the knee after total knee replacement can occur due to knee infection or loosening, resurfaced patella, with effusion in the joint occuring due to worn out polyethylene components, due to damage to the vessels and nerves around the knee etc. In case of infection antibiotics would help. In case of worn out polyethylene components may be reoperation could be considered. Also you mentioned that a cyst is present in the knee area, this could have been the cause of pain in the knee.
At your age it wouldn't surprise me if the doctor is reluctant to consider a partial knee replacement (I had my first hip done at 37), but it's best to exhaust every other avenue of pain management first. Good luck!
7 years ago I underwent surgery to replace a worn knee. I had a half-knee prosthesis inserted.
I have been having symptoms of dizziness, head pain, shakiness and a spaced out kind of foggy feeling like i am watching my life from the outside - all day every day. There are some times for a couple of hours during the day that the symptoms may lift and give me a few moments to live- but not much. I have been to about 30 doctors- including ENT's allergists, neurologists, chiropracters, opthamologists. psychologists, dentists and everything else u can think of.
Just got back from a docs appt and a bit confused I had several ligament tears at a young age and at 36 had a ACL procedure with the patella tendon- since my first injury ( a patella fracture and ligament tears ) my knee has been prone to collapsing- the docs all these years said it was due to pain and muscle flexing- now last two docs have noted that my Patella has severe arthritis and much smaller ( worn away ) than my other knee.
I have worn out cartiledge in left knee and was going to have an Oxford partial knee replacement, when something told me to get a second opinion. Great doctor gave me a cortisone shot that lasted seven weeks (zero pain) and yesterday I had my first Synvisc shot (9 am). Shot hurt a little (3 or 4) at first, then nothing until about 5pm when I put an ice pack and took an Aleve. Pain went completely away and had a good nights sleep. Little pain today (a 2) after working a normal day.
Last summer, after a month of running in a type of boots that I have never done much running in and in old tennis shoes (if that matters.Ive often used worn-out shoes) I started to get pain in both of my knees. The pain varies depending on the amount of activity I partake in. The location of the pain also varies,but semi-often is in the same spot on each knee at the same time. I never had much swelling if any until yest.
I experienced a sublaxation of my kneecap in the uninjured knee the other day and now it also is very painful. It has been giving out on me just like how the other knee started. In my injured knee i cant even starighten it all the way anymore and i have started to get sharp pains randomly. Do you think this is the best way to go?
I sometimes wonder/think if my family think I am just sitting here inventing new issues for the heck of it. Since the heat of summer has gone I am finding I walk with more ease, but I still get worn out easily. The pain in the back of my legs is getting more intense. My balance is still bad.
this means a intense month of caring for him knowing there are drugs to my liking in the house. It has been a long year first his knee replacement my shoulder replacement now this. I'm getting tired of the revolving door that allows temptation in the house.. My moms birthday was yesterday.. I do not feel overwhelmed with sadness I do miss her but I'm grateful for the gifts that she has passed to me.. Independent thinking a love of nature and animals..
I read your response with interest. I still do strength training, and I am NOT interested in being able to lift more weight on subsequent trips to the gym (wouldn't want to show up respirate - JK!!!). In your opinion, I would guess, this "stuff" (scientific, similar to "crud") is better than gllucosamine chondroitin for the arthritis in my knee?
I have been prescribed hydrocodone for a couple of years (prescribed by my pain management dr.) due to chronic pain. Basically I need a knee replacement due to years and years of hard athletics...I've had 10 tough knee surgeries including one to break my leg & realign the knee joint, 2 cartiledge transplants, and bone grafting. At this point the doctors cannot do a knee replacement on me...so I have to cope by going thru pain management. Anyway....
1) Is it normal to not recommend Physical Therapy after a surgery like mine 2) Is it normal to tell a patient they have a torn medial meniscus and then not operate on it (mabye the other one was worse?) 3) My ortho is one of the primo knee replacement surgeons in this area. I run into people that have had knee replacements by him. So was he maybe not the best doctor for my problems because he focuses so much on knee replacement?
I have it on my bad knee. I saw the xray of my knee and could see the cartilage had worn away in part of the knee joint and I could see a little spikey bone sticking down. There is no cure for osteoarthritis, only a replacement of the knee joint if the condition is severe.
I do understand that a chondroplasty does not guaranty that cartilage like material will form. Am I necessarily looking at injections of some type to stave off knee replacement surgery? The doctor put me on "partial weight bearing" status for two more weeks. What is anybody's experience here? My meniscus cartilage was worn out on the inside before surgery. Did the chondroplasty get you to "pain free" for a while? Thanks for any input you may have.
Even if you end up having a partial or total knee replacement, the pain relief you'll get from the surgery will be worth it. My father in law has had both knees replaced due to RA and he's doing great - back to playing golf and ballroom dancing. You might think about taking up stationary or regular cycling - even when his knees were bad, my father in law could always ride his bike. I know you hurt, but there is hope! Hang in there!
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