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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.

Published on May 3, 2017 Knee Replacement Mr Monk was recommended to me by a friend in the film industry who had worked with him for a long time. We first met on the set of Philomena as my knee condition was worsening. My knee operation went very smoothly, by 6 weeks after the surgery I was able to go to the Premiere and very few people realised I’d had the operation. My knee has continued to improve and now I have almost forgotten I’ve had the operation. I got to know Mr Monk well and was impressed by his professionalism, kindness, sense of humour and absolute discretion which is particularly important to me.
Useful info, thanks for sharing.
Total Knee Replacement / Re: Help
« Last post by arthurjames on October 28, 2017, 01:19:03 AM »
@patman10 , I'm sorry to know about the surgeries. Hope you are doing well now.. Please give us an update about your health.
Partial Knee Replacement / Re: Osteotomy or Partial in 45 Year Old.
« Last post by arthurjames on October 28, 2017, 01:17:08 AM »
@Tblake how are you now? Hope your knee has recovered well.
Partial Knee Replacement / Re: Oxford Knee Biomet...Your Experiences?
« Last post by arthurjames on October 28, 2017, 01:16:08 AM »
Its good to read experiences of so many members and such positive attitude towards recovery.
Partial Knee Replacement / Re: Need info about Patello-Femoral replacement
« Last post by arthurjames on October 28, 2017, 01:14:27 AM »
Hi Dimples, did you undergo patello-femoral replacement?  How is your knee now?
General Discussion / Re: All About Osteoarthritis
« Last post by pwalter on September 27, 2017, 09:21:33 AM »
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