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General Discussion / Re: Cementless Total Knee Replacement Study 2018
« Last post by pwalter on November 15, 2018, 01:02:20 PM »
Hi Cefalu

Welcome to Knee Talk.  I am sorry, but it is not a very active discussion group.  I wish it was, but not many people sign up.

Unfortunately, it seems so many surgeries are so costly. 

General Discussion / Cementless Total Knee Replacement Study 2018
« Last post by pwalter on September 06, 2018, 11:26:41 AM »

Cementless fixation design failures led to low use of this alternative technology. A cementless total knee arthroplasty addressed these design flaws...

...This cementless total knee arthroplasty revealed excellent clinical results at 3-year follow-up and resulted in shortened operative times. Biologic fixation was achieved in 100% of patients with improved functional and objective scores. Early results are encouraging, and this cementless total knee arthroplasty appears to provide an excellent alternative to cemented total knee arthroplasty.
Thanks Pat, for the quickest response !!

    Ok, I wanted a second opinion. The sites you gave were helpful, thanks again.
    I hope, some doc replies haha.

Cheers & good day
Hello Renjit
I am not a doctor and can't give medical advice.  I also don't know a lot about having your total lateral Meniscus removed.  Did you ask your surgeon how long you can continue to play?  Your surgeon would be the best source for a good answer.
I did look up some information on the internet and found some interesting articles:
I hope that helps a little.  I do wish you the very best and hope you play badminton for years.
This discussion group is not very active, but maybe there is someone else with a similar problem that will post.
Hello everyone,

    My name is Ranjit. Am from Bangalore, India.
    I have my total Lateral Meniscus removed from my left knee and I am a club level badminton player. I want to know how many more years will I be able to play ?
    Am 31 years now. Please advise

General Discussion / Re: Runner's Knee
« Last post by pwalter on April 23, 2018, 08:03:48 PM »
Hi Scarlet

I am sorry to hear you are having runner's knee.

I don't think, unfortunately, that you will receive and answer to your question.  I have had this discussion group for a long time and very few people join and the few that have don't check in very often.

I would suggest you do a search on the Yahoo Health Groups for a knee group and join.  I know there must be an active discussion group somewhere for you.

I have a very active group on my  hip resurfacing group about hip replacement.  Having a nice group that offers support and answers questions is a lot of help.

I wish I could help more, but I can't.  I wish you the very best in finding a solution for your runner's knee.

General Discussion / Runner's Knee
« Last post by ScarletM on April 23, 2018, 03:10:04 PM »
I've been diagnosed with this...three months and one leg got better and the other didn't...going back to orthopedics tomorrow...anyone else had Runner's Knee?
General Discussion / Re: Gday from Australia
« Last post by pwalter on March 03, 2018, 07:39:24 PM »
Hi Maggie

I am really sorry to hear about your knee problem. It is always difficult when you are young and active.

I can't help you with any specific information about waiting lists and costs. I live in the US.

I also wanted to Thank You for posting and let you know this is a very small discussion group and very few people, if any, will respond to you.  I wish it would grow, but it just has not.

I would suggest looking at the Yahoo Health Groups and find one about knees or any other groups.  It is always great to have someone to talk to.  The groups can be very supportive and answer a lot of questions.  I have a large group about hip resurfacing and many of those folks had knee problems.  So I started this website and discussion group - but it has never grown.

I do wish you the very best and hope you can get the surgery you need in a reasonable time.

General Discussion / Gday from Australia
« Last post by Maggles on March 03, 2018, 07:31:02 PM »
Hi, I'm Maggie. Just looking to connect with people in similar situations.I'm a very active mid 40s with 3 young children and a love of running and obstacle races. My job, which I also love, is very physical. Mid January I sustained a major knee injury - complete rupture of acl and medial ligaments, complete meniscal tears and impact fractures to femur and tibia. I've now been in a hinged knee brace for 3 weeks, locked at 30 degrees in both flexion and extension until a week ago. Now its locked at 90 degrees flexion and 20 extension which is sooo much better! 3 more weeks in the brace and then I have a review appointment with the outpatients clinic of my local public hospital. No private health cover, but I was so lucky to have had a fantastic sports physio recommended to me early on. He is helping me with some exercises and planning hydrotherapy etc as my knee heals...the public hospital physio has not even called me yet. Don't get me wrong, I'm grateful to live in a country with an awesome public health service, but for non-emergency treatment the waiting time is looooong.
At the moment the aim is to stabilise the knee so the medial ligament can heal, and hopefully the meniscus as much as possible too. The acl will need surgery which brings me to my question....has anyone out there gone through the Australian public system for a reconstruction and what was your experience? I'm told the waiting list for surgery is upwards of 12 months. If I choose to use a private surgeon and foot the bill myself can anyone give me an approximate cost? I'm told you can see a private surgeon as a public patient but not sure how this works. I'd love to hear from anyone with similar experiences! And to hear about your own journey.
Thanks so much
General Discussion / Re: All About Osteoarthritis
« Last post by AugustusV on January 15, 2018, 06:07:34 AM »
Great resources on osteoarthritis. Thanks a lot for sharing Walter.
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