... Hi Pete,
I feel you are very intelligent person and what you said is 100% true.
It is a hard decision to make especially when the decision is yours. It's not that your DR said: surgery is a must, than it still scary but you don't have to decide, right?
Any surgery is a risk but how many happy stories of people whose surgeries changed their life quality. But of course there... (2 replies)
... I had my left knee fused on May 4. So far I am doing great. But, I would like to hear from other's with a left knee fusion. Do you drive? ... (1 replies)
... I have read your posting about your knee fusion being reversed. I have had a knee fusion in 1994 and I will say it was one of the worst mistakes I made in my life. ... (22 replies)
... Has anybody here undergone knee fusion surgery ? ... (22 replies)
I didnt have my knee fused, although had few new surgeries, but just want to say hello to you and hope that someone in here will finally finds your post and answers all your questions.
I am not a DR just want to say that only your surgeon can advice if you can drive or not. People here can give you great advices, share their own experience but something serious like... (1 replies)
... happy to come across this thread. I had an arthroscopy, a PKR, TKR and spacer exchange done on my right knee. The only problem I am having is instability of the knee because it overextends and will not support me. ... (22 replies)
... I JUST READ YOUR THREAD, AND I DO HOPE THAT YOU AND ANYONE ELSE WILL PLEASE WRITE ME BACK. I HAD TO HAVE MY KNEE FUSED IN FEBUARY OF THIS YEAR. I DON'T HAVE ANY PAIN EXCEPT MAYBE WHEN THE WEATHER CHANGES. I AM JUST NOW LEARNING TO TAKE STEPS AGAIN. ... (22 replies)
... ve won other things and just after two years with a straight leg I can only say that a fused knee is not the end of the world! ... (22 replies)
... I'm on waiting list to have right knee fused but don't know how it is going to be fused yet. Very worried. Any info about it would be helpful. ... (22 replies)
... I go into hospital july 18th to have my right knee fused. ... (22 replies)
... Breg Fusion OA Arthritis Knee Brace is the new brace I just got. I will report back on function. A little bulky but I could wear under loose pants. ... (10 replies)
... I am brand new to this site, and I am looking for someone that has had a knee fusion done before! ... (2 replies)
... hi russell hope this finds you well i saw your thread and had the same problems as yourself many years ago also as a result of a motorbike accident
you will strugle to come to terms with it and anyone who says they didnt is lying
but its not all bad you will have days where everything is fine and you will have days where you think the world is ending this will all depend... (22 replies)
... hi can you tell me if your op was a success
i can sympathize with your problems i have had straight leg for over 8 years now and suffer all the same symptons as yourself
i come from the uk so reversals arent an option but reading everyones threads has given me some hope (22 replies)
... Catherine are you still around? If so, where in heck did you find a doctor to do a reversal? I am VERY interested in finding out more about that. I had triple arthrodesis in my foot and i HATEHATEHATE it, and perhaps there's a wee smidgeon of a chance some doctor knows how to reverse it???? I can always hope...
By the way, I know everyone's pain and suffering is... (22 replies)
... years ago, I suffered a motorcycle accident in which my right knee was just about destroyed. The fact that the Emergency room left me on a cart for over 8 hours with an open fracture kinda sealed my fate. ... (22 replies)
... Yes, they recommended a surgical fusion of the right knee. ... (22 replies)
... When you say knee fusion I'm assuming that means that your knee will no longer be able to bend. Am I correct? ... (22 replies)
... pain began three months ago and I have tried conservative measures such as steroid injections and PT. I am very nervous though about the long term effects of the fusion on my other foot joints and even my back pain. ... (0 replies)
... untary movement in the toes. Doc said he didn't know if that had anything to do with the arthritis. Looking down the road, he said I'd probably be looking at a fusion of the great toe. But I've read a little about toe joint replacement, but my doc didn't even suggest it as an option. ... (1 replies)