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arthroscopy?

Jul 06, 2016 9:15 AM

Had anyone ever had one and how long did it take you to recover?

Jul 07, 2016 5:17 AM

My hubby has one with a meniscus tear repair. He was at PT two days later and did that for two weeks. He did very well. Hugs & prayers yours goes well! 🙂💕🙏🌼

Jul 07, 2016 6:55 AM

I have a labral tear in one of my hips and an arthroscopic repair was being considered as one of the possible ways to address it. Like Flappy's husband, I've been told that it should be a relatively quick turn around (a bit longer than "normal" in my case due to my specific diagnoses that will impact the surgery). I would stay overnight, go home the next day, use crutches for about 2 weeks but the specifics of when/how/how much PT was a huge question mark in my case at the point of that discussion.

Jul 07, 2016 7:01 AM

I had it done and it hurt sobad and i still have a few problems. But im not limping anymore

Jul 07, 2016 8:20 AM

Krystalklear, I have had SEVERAL. I have to say that it is less invasive than what they call "open" surgery however what they're doing on the inside is still just as involved as the open surgery. I found that when I tore my meniscus and they had to go in and there were other tears, it was painful when I woke up. Within one week, the stitches popped in one spot and the joint dehist and I was filling up and squirting yellow fluid when I bent my knee. I had to call the orthopedist and when I got there, he checks it and scheduled surgery for the following week to fix it. Meanwhile, every day, my knee would fill up and I would take a plastic cup, bend my knee, tighten my quad and out of a pinhole, I'd drain 8-12 ounces at a time several times a day... LOL!! (Once I left the cup on the sink in the bathroom by accident and when I went back to dump it, it had turned to a gel like substance... LOL!!!) But seriously, I've had easy ones and not so easy ones although with each I was able to "walk" out of the hospital. I wish you the best of luck with your procedure. Don't stress too much, you got this!! {{{Hugs}}}💕🙏🏻🌻😊

Jul 07, 2016 12:13 PM

I had mine last Wednesday and the pain was only bad if I forgot my pain pills. Today has been a week and the pain is bearable without the pain pills. I'm still talking Tramadol for my fibro but other than that the pain is ok. Today is the first day that my knee is almost feeling normal again

Jul 08, 2016 7:28 AM

I had ACL reconstruction 3 times on the same knee. All failed. The last one was using a donor tendon and I think my body rejected it. It was swollen to twice the size and felt like my skin was going to burst from the pressure. It was so painful. After going through all the pain for months and working so hard to recover, I was devastasted when I found out the tendon had vanished.

Jul 08, 2016 7:38 AM

Pain123forever, I am so sorry that happened to you!! What a nightmare. I'm currently facing having to make several surgical decisions and I'm scared to do ANY of them because my last 3 I developed horrible infections. So, now I'm worried that I'll end up infected if I have any more. I hope and pray that you get some relief somehow.{{{{Hugs}}}}💕🙏🏻🌻😊

Jul 08, 2016 7:55 AM

Thanks so much.. I'll be putting them off as long as I can but when the time I comes I pray that they go well myself... LOL!!💕

Jul 08, 2016 8:00 AM

Yes try to put it off... i don't think fibromyalgia sufferers heal properly. I didn't know I had this problem until 3 months ago

Jul 08, 2016 9:25 AM

Pain123, I'm sorry to hear what happened to you. I'm afraid of my body rejecting the donor bone when they first my neck in August. They used my own hipbone before, both times. It hurts like the Dickens, worse than the neck. But I have so many allergies I'm concerned. I hope you can get your knee stabilized. And AlwayZ, you know I'm praying you don't get any more infections! Hugs & prayers for all! 🙂💕🙏🌼

Jul 08, 2016 9:30 AM

What happened to your neck to require neck surgery FlappysLady81?

Jul 08, 2016 9:43 AM

Fell from school slide in 5th grade, they think started the damaged. It knocked me out & broke my leg in 2 places. Followed by multiple auto accidents (5 but only 1 my fault). And then there's my giraffe neck...longer than the avg neck should be, but I have the same number of discs. Every doc I've seen since my first surgery, from 1991 forward have all said my neck being longer makes it weaker! I don't know where in my generic pool it came from because every family member I know has much shorter necks. Must have been that darn OB docs fault from pulling to get me out of my mom's womb! Lol 🙂💕🙏🌼

Jul 08, 2016 9:49 AM

Oh dear, you have really had a rough time! Hope it somehow gets better... I feel like there is something odd with my neck. I always have neck pain and I keep cracking it myself all day for some relief

Jul 08, 2016 10:00 AM

Don't crack your neck! I have constant neck pain & stiffness, some from OA, DDD, and disc ruptures & tears. My doc scolded me when I told him I cracked my neck for relief. He said I could actually catch & pinch off a nerve.

I also have T1-2, T11-L2, L4-5, & S1-3 problems, along with the sacroiliac joints instability that causes pain & sciatica. But my surgeon won't address any of that until my neck surgery in August is healed. C3 disc is pushing into my spinal cord and that's a big risk for so many problems, not that the surgery itself isn't risky too! But Ive got to do what seems to be the best choice, to alleviate further damage...so to surgery I go. I take it one day at a time, and trust God for the strength & courage to get through...as well as my community family's support! I hope you have a blessed day, and everyone else too! 🙂💕🙏🌼

Jul 08, 2016 10:03 AM

My neck feels tender these days. What is OA and DDD?

Jul 08, 2016 10:25 AM

Osteoarthritis & degenerative disc disease. I use to work in medical records so I forget not everyone knows the abbreviations. I also developed degenerative joint disease (DJD) & osteopenic (just before osteoporosis). Not a good thing for all these issues, so I'm taking D3 & calcium, even though my PCP doesn't believe vitamins help. 😮 Yep really!

Jul 08, 2016 10:29 AM

Thanks for explaining :) I am trying Colostrum capsules to help repair muscle damage

Jul 08, 2016 11:21 AM

Keep us posted on how it works. Wishing you the best!

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