Knee replacement for athletes

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Avatar f tn I have the same knee pain when kneeling on my right knee...for a few years at least now. I thought it had gone away but rediscovered it while my son was taking a ride on my back. It is like kneeling on a tack very sharp pin pointed pain.
748543 tn?1463449675 For the past few weeks I have been throwing around ideas as to the best way to respond to this matter. You see a recent article ( Feb.3 , 2009 NY times) titled "Best treatment for TMJ May be Nothing" nearly made me clench my jaw to pieces. While well written, I found that the author, Ms. Brody, relied heavily on out dated and narrow perspective supplied to her by a small group of dentists.
700223 tn?1318169294 These methods are now being used to bring workers back to work, or simply to restore function to athletes and non athletes alike, to allow for efficient return to the activities of daily living. 2. What is a Sports Medicine Physician? A Sports Medicine physician is a doctor with specialized training who promotes lifelong fitness and wellness, and encourages prevention of illness and injury.
233488 tn?1310696703 O’Keefe, MD As the June7, 2014 Hospital Hill Half-Marathon “run up” commences, disturbing research is accumulating about potential cardiovascular dangers of exercising at maximal levels for durations over an hour, especially after age 40. While this type of ‘excessive endurance exercise’ can occur with cross-country skiing, long distance swimming, triathlons, and 100+ mile bike races, the prototype activity is marathon running.
Avatar n tn it has been caused by repetitive traumatic knee injury. ive been told that i need knee replacement but my ortho doesnt want to do it because of my age--54. he says it only lasts about 15 yrs. im not too concerned about 15 yrs from now--only the great pain i now have. what are my alternatives if any and why does he insist that we wait. i cant take the pain much longer.
Avatar n tn I have heard great progress in hip and knee surgery, even athletes running and jogging again. But are there any improvements in shoulder replacement. I have heard nightmare stores of minimal usage after replacement surgery. 18 months ago I had shoulder surgery to clean up my shoulder joint (arthritis and old damage). He wanted to replace the shoulder at that time. I asked if I could continue to lift weights and work after surgery.
358486 tn?1294779988 In all of these cases hip arthroscopy has become an important tool for more rapid return of athletes to the playing field, or to extend the athletic careers of elite athletes and weekend warriors in the sports they enjoy. The benefit of hip arthroscopy is that the recovery is much simpler than for open hip surgery. Patients can usually put as much weight as tolerated on the hip immediately following surgery, although crutches or a cane may be necessary for the first several days. .
700223 tn?1318169294 Michael Gross I have heard a lot about a new injection technique with platelets for all sorts of orthopedic injuries. What’s this about? In Europe, and more recently in the United States, there has been an increasing use of patient’s own blood products to stimulate healing in a variety of settings.
Avatar f tn I had two aunts on my dad's side who, despite being outstanding athletes, were crippled with arthritis to the point they were in wheelchairs. (Apparently, bad arthritis is very common in the Irish, particularly those from the west of Ireland, where both my parents are from.) My mother was crippled with it as well; she had it in every bone in her body. All of these women were bad off in their fifties. Mine started getting really bad in my late thirties, early forties.
Avatar m tn I snowboard religiously, cycle, and compete in martial arts (japanese fencing) tournaments. However, in 2000, I tore my ACL in my right knee and had ACL replacement surgery. In 2003 I again tore the ACL in my right knee, along with my meniscus cartilage. After my second surgery I never felt like I healed right. I had a lot of muscle atrophy and it never really got back to the muscle tone it once had.
Avatar m tn That itty tiny bity bone farct and we had still been draining the baker's cyst every 4-6 weeks, had now become way more than I ever bargained for and since that day just over one year ago.....the bone marrow in my knee my whole right femur and the head and top half of my tibia were dead. The bone marrow was dead, they could not do a replacement because of my age, I would have to have at least one maybe two more in my life and my bones wouldn't hold it anyway.
Avatar f tn The accupuncturist said that something was very wrong because I was not getting a solid relief. He sent me for an MRI and saw that I was in big trouble. I am a believer in accupunture for relief and cure. Perhaps you could try that? Good luck.
454186 tn?1388978568 in the right femoral head outside of ischemic necrosis ,need the femoral head replacement for the proposed in hospital, patients have some worries, to out-patient dept for treatment Clinical examination: normal spinal shape, straight legs bending test, hand fingertip 35 cm from the ground, legs extended straight Test was normal, straight-leg raising test negative, the above experiments have aroused increasing hip pain, tenderness highly sensitive point in the right hips, thighs roots patella
Avatar n tn Patients with acute ruptures should be placed in a knee immobilizer for comfort and should be referred to an orthopedist for surgical treatment. With regards your physical exercises you should be doing quadriceps strengthening and ROM exercises. Begin with straight-leg raises and quadriceps sets. Allow early ROM within the limits of tension of surgical repair. May bear weight as tolerated with the knee locked in extension.
Avatar n tn I am a cyclist and up until a couple of years ago I was an elite cyclist racing here in the States and in Europe when an overuse injury with my knee put an end to my career. About two years ago I was riding my bike and I did a training interval, for ten minutes I had my heart rate between 170 -174.
Avatar n tn Cycles on the HCG should be kept down to three weeks at a time with an off cycle of at least a month in between. For example, one might use the HCG for two to three weeks in the middle of a cycle, and for two or three weeks at the end of a cycle. It has been speculated that the prolonged use of HCG could repress the body’s own production of gonadotropins permanently. This is why the short cycles are the best way to go.
Avatar n tn I sent my info to Dr. Byrd in Nashville (he has done this for countless athletes and regular folks as well) and he reviewed my files and thought a visit to his office would be a good idea. In 2005, I had the repair of my torn labrum (which never showed up on an MRI by the way - Dr. Byrd knew by my symptoms) and an iliosoas release (pardon the spelling). I flew home the day after the surgery and I thought the recovery was absolutely fine.
Avatar n tn my leg with my hand under my knee. I can trace it back to when I had meniscus surgery and for months didn't bend my knee to lift my leg from the floor onto the couch when sitting. I let my groin muscles do all the lifting and rotating of the leg. It was then the pain started. What I think it is now is the formation of scar tissue from that injury. I have tried to stretch and it feels better.
Avatar n tn Today I am moving around my house in tears, either on crutches or scooting on my butt on the floor because I am scheduled for R knee surgery tomorrow. Now my L knee can’t bear weight! I have a very healthy lifestyle of good food and regular exercise (only helath issue is hypothyroid—use low dose synthroid). I also have a spiritual life and a devoted husband and loving adult children. My pain is real and intense, yet drs are wishy-washy.
Avatar f tn It's an MD who specializes in pain control -- they are most like rheumatologists, meaning they mostly do pain killers and injections and some of those odd techniques you read about professional athletes getting, such as platelet replacement therapy, prolotherapy, glucosamine injections, all kinds of alternative things that insurance doesn't often cover because the evidence for success isn't convincing.
Avatar f tn I would say one thing -- I'm not sure exercising more makes us hungrier. Probably true for athletes, but for the rest of us, exercise often makes us less hungry. Nothing makes you hungrier than sitting around watching TV all day! It's also clear that regular exercise does help one maintain weight, even if it doesn't make you lose weight. There's a difference between people who have always exercise and those who are just starting -- if you're used to exercising, you'll reach stasis.
Avatar n tn I too have been suffering with this pain for almost a year. Mine is in my right leg right above my knee on the outer part of the thigh. I cannot feel the surface. This came on Oct. 05 and I suffered through a painful winter. However I noticed that when the climate changed, so did the symptoms. During the summer months I would not get the sharp, burning pain that I got during the winter time. Now that winter is in full effect I am feeling the pain once again.
Avatar f tn garlic. and the cream they use for athletes foot. Also check if your skin is sensitive to soap your body might reacting to that. because that happened to me. I thought I had ringworm but it turns out my skin was highly sensitive to the soap I was bathing with. I realized it when I started to get the rash on my hands (started to use the soap to wash my hands also) where otherwise it was contained to my torso. hope that helps.
Avatar n tn That is interesting, my legs have started itching severely in the middle of the night, tonight I couldn't stand it so I got up to look on line for some help. I had a knee injury and need a knee replacement I get pins and needles in that knee a lot at night but now this itching....and on both legs. I have been taking Morphine sulphate for about 8 months for the pain. I feel stupid for asking but do you think Morphine sulfate has sulphate in it? lol now what?
Avatar n tn Perhaps your bones need strengthening. Try taking calcium supplements, and get checked by your doc for osteoperosis.
798555 tn?1292791151 This is what pro trainers do for there athletes because it gets results. Those of us in pain are no different - we want results. Physically pushing the muscle fluid out is done using these techniques : Active Release Technique and Grasston Technique seem to do the job along a lot better than just myofacial release and trigger point therapy. Someone who knows all 4 is your best shot. Drs do not know what this is.
Avatar n tn i was in the army for 4 year and right out of basic i thought i had athletes foot but ive had it for 4 years and did everything i could for it and it wont go away. 2 months ago i started to notice the web of my fingers start to itch and peel too and now my eyelids are peeling, red, and sometimes itch and its covered my whole eyelid and started to spread around my tear duct.
Avatar n tn Thank you for your response. I have discussed this with my doctor and he maintains that my number (257) is normal and that no hrt is necessary. I was hoping to find a study or a medical reference or a medical chart that listed normal testosterone levels by age so that I could go back to him with that and convince him to treat me. Any suggestions?
Avatar n tn About 2 years ago, I started feeling classical symptoms of sciatica - pain radiating down my right leg, all the way to the knee, mostly on the side of the leg. This happened right after I made about 10 consecutive jumps. A year later after that episode, I had MRI done. It showed that I had 2 bulging/herniated discs and 1 herniated disc. The bulging/herniated discs are at L1-L2 and L2-L3 position. The mildly herniated disc was at L5-S1 position.