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Old 01-07-2020, 11:23 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Finally getting my knee taken care of.

I've had trouble with my left knee for a long time. I finally had it looked at the week before Christmas. The MRI showed almost no cartilage. My knee is basically bone on bone. Friday, the ortho is going to inject a gel to re-cushion it. Wish me luck that this works because I'm just plain tired of hurtin.
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Old 01-07-2020, 11:44 AM   #2
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Keep us posted. Iím close to the same thing


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Old 01-07-2020, 11:44 AM   #3
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Good luck.
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Old 01-07-2020, 11:46 AM   #4
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Good luck to you sir. I just had my meniscus repaired in my left knee and on crutches/big ol brace for 6 weeks. I feel your pain.
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Old 01-07-2020, 12:01 PM   #5
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Good luck. I had that done 3 times. Lasted about 3 months each time. No help the last time. Having knee replacement surgery next wednesday. Dont be like me and live in pain for 25 years.
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Old 01-07-2020, 12:19 PM   #6
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Good luck. I had that done 3 times. Lasted about 3 months each time. No help the last time. Having knee replacement surgery next wednesday. Dont be like me and live in pain for 25 years.
I've had trouble with my knee's since I was a teenager. I'm 62 now. Between football, steer wrestling and dirt bikes, I'm surprised they have lasted this long. 43 years of leaning on the left one standing in front of a lathe hasn't helped either.
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Old 01-07-2020, 12:32 PM   #7
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Good luck with it! You'll be running into LJS and Burger King instead of hobbling now!..
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Old 01-07-2020, 12:40 PM   #8
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Old 01-07-2020, 12:58 PM   #9
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Old 01-07-2020, 12:59 PM   #10
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I used to have bad knees, showing no sign of cushion in X-rays. took cortisone shots for a few yrs and when that worked no more, I tried a shot of Syn-visc. Sounds like what you are talking about. It was expensive and, for me, it did no good. Of course everyone is different. I have had both knees replaced in the past couple years and life is good. Good luck with yours!
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Old 01-07-2020, 01:04 PM   #11
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I’m 44 and lost most of the cartilage in my hips. Not sure what I’ll do in the upcoming years to fix that
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Old 01-07-2020, 01:38 PM   #12
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Several years ago I had euflexa injections in both knees. 1 injection per knee for 3 weeks. this worked pretty well and enabled me to ride my bike. Lasted a couple of years, and I had the Synvisc (sp?). Didn't last as long, and need to do something now. I could be in much better shape if my knees worked well. Too much going on with the cancer to go through with knee replacements.
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Old 01-07-2020, 01:59 PM   #13
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Maybe they can do something about that mug of yours while you're in there!
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Old 01-07-2020, 05:25 PM   #14
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Good luck. Hope it helps you. The shot is made from Rooster Combs I am told.
I have had 3 shots. You feel like Michael Jordan for a week then... and in about a month, you feel like Butterbean. My experience.
I'm fixin for replacements soon.
Do not know if your weight is an issue. But my doc told me each pound you lose, is 10lbs of pressure off of your knees.
Hope you feel better.
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Old 01-07-2020, 05:33 PM   #15
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have had numerous cortisone injections, less and less effective. tried syn-visc with no help....finally had left knee replaced....not as good as new, but huge improvement.....having right knee done on Monday, exactly 6 years after the first......played 18 holes on the 46th day after my first knee replacement....I was 66 at the time.....hope for as good results!!!!
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Old 01-07-2020, 09:27 PM   #16
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I did cortisone shots for several years on both of my knees then had some kind of gel shot in them ( one shot each knee for three weeks ). When that quit working they did a MRI and found I had 2 tears in each knee. Had the first one done 10-09-17 and the second one done on 11-15-17. The first knee had no cartilage in it and was bone on bone. The second was the same but had a cyst behind my knee cap. I was off for 3 1/2 months because my work said don’t come back unless 100%.
Knees still hurt when up on them for long periods of time or if I got to get down on them to work on something. Got a feeling I will be getting total replacement when I get alittle older. Just turned 50 this past October. Was told I was too young to do replacement yet.

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Old 01-07-2020, 09:41 PM   #17
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I need two partial knee replacements and have been getting cortisone shots for the last several years. Doc told me stem cell shots work pretty well but my part of the cost was $700.00 per shot. Stuck with cortisone.
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Old 01-07-2020, 10:08 PM   #18
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Going through the same thing, had my first injection on my right knee this morning. Amazing difference from this time yesterday. Just pray that it lasts, and that I can hold off on knee replacement for 4 years, turning 61 next month.
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Old 01-07-2020, 11:42 PM   #19
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The synvisc injection is short term relief, the problem I had was that the injection allowed particulates to move around, causing my knee to start locking up. Man up and get the replacement. Let me know if you need a good doc.
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Old 01-07-2020, 11:47 PM   #20
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I was having problems with my right knee. Doc put me on Celebrex. It's been working great since about June, but once it is no longer effective, injections will be next. You will be in my prayers.
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Old 01-08-2020, 06:47 AM   #21
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Y'all are making me nervous. I've talked to 7 or 8 people here in our building that said the gel injection was the best thing they ever had done. Insurance has a protocol on this stuff. Can't do replacement until we try this first.




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Old 01-11-2020, 07:11 AM   #22
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I know it has only been 24 hours, but my knee hasn't felt this good in a few years. I hoping this did the trick for a while.
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Old 01-11-2020, 07:19 AM   #23
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Getting back on my shots Monday. Been off of em for over a year. Can’t wait. !
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Old 01-11-2020, 07:22 AM   #24
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I know it has only been 24 hours, but my knee hasn't felt this good in a few years. I hoping this did the trick for a while.
Awesome news! Hope the knees stay on the painless side.
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Old 01-11-2020, 07:23 AM   #25
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I know it has only been 24 hours, but my knee hasn't felt this good in a few years. I hoping this did the trick for a while.
Glad it has worked for you so far. Hopefully improvements will continue.
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Old 01-11-2020, 08:10 AM   #26
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Best of luck! tried all that stuff all worked a short time ..None worked for me on either Knee ...Had them replaced almost 2y ago 10w apart......Looking back It was not that bad sure theres discomfort the first few weeks ..But it was not as bad as Pain I had before surgery...All that Hobbing around/pain pills and doc visits trying this and that for 10y+.
and Now No Pain, no pain pills ,no Doc visits, just a couple scars about9"long..,I can do anything I did in my 30s...And only spent about 24h in Hospital with each surgery...
I have Med care/and supplement ins...cost was out of pocket less than $500 total
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Old 01-11-2020, 08:47 AM   #27
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I'm sitting here reading this on my couch while my knee is recovering from total replacement. Wen't through everything you can go through to help it. Nothing worked. As to Synvisk injections I had 5. It works in about 50% of the people. Did not work for me at all so finally ended up with new knee. My wife had it done a couple of years ago and was totally normal in 2 weeks. I, on the other hand, am one month post op and it still hurts. Doc says everyone is different but in the end, not to worry, you do recover and get back to normal. Took 3 weeks to get off the Opioids and am now down to just Ibuprofen to help you sleep at night. For awhile, in terms of pain, I was thinking," hey this is about a break even." But now that i've turned the corner I'm excited. Of course it cost me a deer season. That's the worst part.
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