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General Discussion / Re: Treatment Options
« Last post by pwalter on July 31, 2017, 08:57:32 AM »
Hi Arthur James

Thanks for you posts.  Unfortunately, this discussion group is not very active, so I don't think a poll would be very useful.  Anyone who belongs certainly can reply to this post about what treatment was best for them.

Here is a list of some of the treatments that are available.

General Discussion / Treatment Options
« Last post by arthurjames on July 31, 2017, 03:06:48 AM »
Let's have a poll. What according to you is a better treatment option?
This link seems to be very helpful!
Total Knee Replacement / Re: Recovery Time
« Last post by saishreehospital on July 12, 2017, 12:57:00 AM »
approximately 6 weeks after surgery but it may vary patient to patient
Total Knee Replacement / Re: Total Knee Replacement Video
« Last post by saishreehospital on July 12, 2017, 12:54:55 AM »
Total knee replacement surgery explained very well in this video...amazing
General Discussion / New Surgeon Ratings Website by Consumers’ Checkbook
« Last post by pwalter on May 23, 2017, 08:26:14 AM »
Interesting new surgeon rating website - Surgeon Ratings Website by Consumers’ Checkbook

Choosing the best surgeon can reduce your chances of death, complications, or other bad outcomes. This website, based on analyses of more than five million surgeries done in hospital by more than 50,000 surgeons, shows you which surgeons’ patients Checkbook found had the lowest (or highest) rates of deaths, prolonged lengths of stay (indicating likely complications), or need to be readmitted to hospital, after our risk-adjustments for patient characteristics.
Knee Replacement Stories / Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum’s Knee Replacement Story 2016
« Last post by pwalter on April 21, 2017, 01:53:45 PM »
Dr. Kirschenbaum is an Orthopedic Surgeon who recently had a total knee replacement.  He has a journal/blog that follows his complete story with videos.  Very interesting reading for a perspective knee replacement patient.
Read Full Story Here
My Knee Your Knee is a blog that covers the experience of Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum, a joint replacement surgeon who on August 22, 2016 had his own knee replaced.  Dr. Kirschenbaum is the Chairman of Orthopaedics at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital in New York and has personally performed over 3500 knee replacement operations but did not replace his own knee.  Through this WordPress Blog Dr. K hopes to give insight and encouragement to other patients and even their surgeons…
General Discussion / Re: Knee Brace
« Last post by arthurjames on December 27, 2016, 01:30:13 AM »
pwalter, thank you for the tips. 
General Discussion / Re: Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome!
« Last post by pwalter on December 14, 2016, 09:53:56 AM »

thanks for the link.  Interesting article.  I placed a note and link to the article on the main website.

General Discussion / Re: Knee Brace
« Last post by pwalter on December 14, 2016, 09:45:42 AM »
Hi Arthur

I am sorry you are not getting any responses to your questions.  The forum is rather small and people are not very active.  I wish there more people that would join in the discussions.  I had this website and discussion group for quite a long time, but there is so much competition on the internet for knee replacement and pain, that my small website is about lost.

I have a website about hip resurfacing  and it is very active and continues to grow.  I always hoped this site would too.

I just wanted to say Hi and tell you I wish there were more replies.

I am sure braces help for some conditions.  Surgeons always want to try non-surgical solutions for joint problems.  Pain meds are often prescribed.  Shots for the knees also help a lot.  You need to ask your orthopedic doctor what might be best for your problems.

If you need knee replacement, there are several options.  Partial knee replacement if often used now.  It is less tramatic to the knee since it does not remove as much bone.  If you could have a partial instead of a complete knee replacement, it would be a faster recovery.  You also need to use a VERY experienced surgeon if you are going to consider partial knee replacement.  There are several options.  But, experience is the most important aspect just as it is in hip replacement.

I wish you the best.

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