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Avatar f tn I am scheduled to have orthoscopic knee surgery on my right knee to correct problems I am having related to osteoarthritis. Does this type of surgery prevent osteoarthritis from returning? Is this surgery safe? What is recovery like after surgery? Any information anyone has regarding this topic will be greatly appreciated.
Avatar m tn Pain relief from active TENS and AL-TENS treatment was significantly better than placebo treatment. Knee stiffness also improved significantly in active treatment group compared to placebo. Different modes of TENS setting (High Rate and Strong Burst Mode TENS) demonstrated a significant benefit in pain relief of the knee OA over placebo. Source: Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation for knee osteoarthritis. Cochrane Database Systematic Review. 2000;(4):CD002823.
Avatar n tn I saw some years back on tv a report of a scientific study which proved the needles put in the proper places (versus placebo needles put in the wrong places) resulted in help with knee arthritis pain for a significant percentage of patients. But of course, it generally can take awhile for acupuncture to start giving better pain relief if it is going to work. You might see if moist or dry heat packs or ice help with the symptoms.
6708370 tn?1471490210 Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is widely recommended for the relief of back pain and the pain of knee and hip arthritis. But a systematic review of randomized trials has found that it works no better than a placebo. Australian researchers reviewed three randomized trials that compared acetaminophen with a placebo for the relief of spinal pain, and 10 trials that compared their use for easing the pain of osteoarthritis. All together, the analysis included 5,366 patients.
Avatar m tn i had a knee surgery a year ago and now my knee is full of arthritis it still pops and ackes driving down the road i need the heat on the floor and little cool air makes it throb and acke is there anything i can do to get sum relief
Avatar n tn i had total knee surgery 2 months ago,i am still having pain,my knee is still swollen and i can not sleep at night is this normal,when will i start to feel better,i am still on pain med,but only twice a day.
523100 tn?1213724854 I am having knee surgery this thursday,my knee is bone on bone my Dr. said I am to young for a repl. so he is going to cut some bone below my knee kinda like a reverse shim.
Avatar m tn On my placebo pill week I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend like I usually do after my period finishes. The next day on Friday which was the start of new pack which are active pills I was placed on antibiotics for falling and getting an infection on my knee. I asked the doctor if I should still take both at the same time and he said yes just use a back up method.
647391 tn?1275016633 I am 50 years old and set to have knee replacement surgery in a month. 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?
6473455 tn?1381627629 So, in my opinion, you must discuss the risks and then first go ahead with aneurysm surgery and then with the knee surgery. Depending on the location, risk of hemorrhage, risk of rupture, family history, etc, your surgeon will estimate the risk. Also ask your ortho specialist whether there are other options for you except knee replacement surgery. Then if your neuro-surgeon feels you can wait for a year or more and have MRI in between to monitor progress, then you can wait this time.
505677 tn?1263948093 I have been taking Femura since Dec 08 and on monday June 22 I had an xray that showed a fractured rib. I also have knee pain and wrist pain is this from the Femura? I want to stay on the femura as I feel it benifits me but don't know what to do about the side effects. Is there something i can take to help with my bones.
Avatar f tn hi everyone its bee a while sense i posted anything, i just had knee surgery last thursday on june 30th and it was the worst pain in my life :(, but im healing and im hoping this will be my last surgery on my knees. the only problem is that from limping my hip has been getting worst and its hard to walk around because the pain shoots up my spine :(. so hopfully after my knee heals my hip will be next.
Avatar n tn I have a full exam scheduled for next week. My question is are these infections due to my knee surgery, can they effect my recovery of my knee surgery or are they just different problems although? I know they said infections can be very dangerous.
Avatar f tn I was just wondering since 30% of drugs are suppose to be placebo. If you ask you doctor if he/she is prescribing one, by law do they have to tell you the truth???? Just curious... Nauty............
393942 tn?1315560152 About 3 weeks ago I had knee surgery. The Doc did 3 seperate things to my knee. He cleaned out more arthritis, repaired my minicus, and a lateral release. Since the surgery I have developed a hugh lump on the outside part of my knee and my whole leg swelled. My doc said that the only thing that will help all the swelling would be a compression stocking. The stocking helped from my knee down but did nothing from my knee up. The lump is still as big as ever.
Avatar n tn SINCE HAVING KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY IN MARCH 2009 I HAVE HAD SEVERE HEEL PAIN. NO ONE HAS FOUND THE CURE. THIS INCLUDES THE KNEE SURGEON, A PAIN DOCTOR, A FOOT DOCTOR AND A NEUROSURGEON.
Avatar m tn Thank you Dr Gross. Ive already had 2 previous knee surgeries for torn miniscus, 1 on each knee, they were posterior tears I believe. Years ago.
Avatar m tn The anatomy of knee or knee joint configuration would have changed after the knee fusion surgery to do any sort of surgery after that. Yes I think an orthopedic surgeon experienced in knee replacement after knee fusion could possibly with difficulty could have done it. Keep me informed if you have any queries. Bye.
452066 tn?1400626877 At what point does an orthopedic surgeon come to a conclusion that a partial knee replacement is the only option? I had surgery for a torn meniscus on my left knee over a year and a half ago. Since then, the knee feels worse and is progressively getting worse. I have been on steroids, had injections, take a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, went through PT...and even continue to exercise the knee now.
159619 tn?1538180937 I could walk fine before the surgery. Now I have a limp and am in constant pain, not only the knee, but my other knee, back and hip from compensation. DO NOT GET THIS SURGERY!!
1070781 tn?1255359735 the more i do my exercises the more stiff it gets... I was wondering if this was normal after artho knee surgery? My knee gives out more now than before the surgery and now my knee wants to lock if i don't step just right.
Avatar f tn my knee feels very weak and stiff like it did before surgery. i have some swelling and sharp pains when i pivot on my knee. anyways, is there another surgery i could have to fix this problem or am i going to have to live with it?