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  1. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Believe it or not...the length of the incision is the same as my 1980 ACL done by a very hotshot doc (NY Giants surgeon) at NY Hosp for Special Surgery in 1980.
    Current doc seems to have gone right over the old one.
     
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    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Maybe posting on the PRS forum.
     
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    Wow Charlie, that's something. Best wishes for a quick recovery. Be patient man. Hope you'll be ready to break out the bikes for a nice easy ride come the good weather in May or so.
     
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    Heal quickly, Charlie!
     
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    Hope you heal well and soon with as little scar tissue as possible.
     
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    I hope your rehab goes smoothly.

    Were you awake for the procedure, or did they knock you out? My wife had an epidural, for her second knee and didn't really enjoy the actions, sounds and sensations she witnessed...….:eek:
     
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    You've my wishes for a speedy and complete recovery.

    And...

    Been there-done that...

    ...Twice.

    Both times the left knee. Both replacements have failed.

    Failed because the first replacement* was performed by what the second surgeon referred to as a "hack"... He did so much damage to the bone that there isn't a revisionist on the planet who can salvage it.

    On good days I walk with a brace and a cane, mediocre days with a crutch, bad days...
    ... I don't walk at all.

    *also resulted in a post operative infection due to an inexperienced "medical assistant trainee" being assigned to remove the staples, which he had never done before, unsupervised.

    He didn't wear gloves, had the removal tool upside down (driving the staple in instead of popping it out), then rubbed his nose and touched the now bleeding incision before I could stop him.

    A week later I was back in hospital, going through the same thing again but this time followed by 10 weeks of IV antibiotics delivered daily through a PICC line run up near my heart...
    ...at $325/day.
     
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    About 2 weeks late for halloween though.
     
  9. charlie chitlin

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    Epidural, but I was also out cold.
    The worst part was, I was in such pain when I woke up, the meds wouldn't do anything. They ended out ODing me on opioids to the point where my breathing was failing. I had an oxygen mask and a nervous nurse barking orders to BREATHE DEEPER!
    It was pretty damn hairy.
     
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    Heckin' large incision and - what - were they having a special on staples at the Home Depot?

    Heal as fast as you can and DO the phys therapy.

    Peace - Deeve
     
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    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Dude... that's brutal.
    I'm so sorry.
     
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    I hope you have a speedy recovery!
     
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    After years of my knees "going out", and mucho pain, instability, and agony I opted to have both of mine replaced 2 years ago. One of the smartest moves I've made. It was a tough road back, but much less awful than I thought it would be. I did mine without narcotics, but did plenty of pre and post exercises and I think that helped. Never realized how much pain I was in until they were fixed. My motorcycle riding has been a little less these last couple of summers, but I'm not gritting my teeth when I do ride. My old bikes might have to go at some point, but life is much, much better.

    Know anybody looking for a 71 Triumph or a 75 HD Superglide???
     
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    Best wishes on a speedy and complete recovery!

    Cheers,
    Geoff
     
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    I'm not going to like your post, but rather pray for a non-dramatic speedy recovery. P.S. I will likely have my left done next year. Unless the doc says shoulder first:(
     
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