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Repair knee - lost most of the cartilage ?? Any help ??

Posted by
Deryk on October 27, 2002 at 18:25:33:

Hello again Walt,

I had an old-fashioned cartilage job done on my right knee in 1966. Damaged the ACL in '94.
This past April I lost a bout with my old 2-wheeler tractor, and finished off the ACL, and apparently pulverized much of what was left of the cartilage.
The ACL does not bother too much - I know how to put stress when I have to, and have not had any incidents of leg giving away.
The rest of the knee does ache, and crepitate : Often something is cathing somewhere and that is a drag.

I would really LOVE to be able to jog again. OK - maybe not a good idea.

The question is - Has anyone developed a procedure to coat the surfaces of the bones in there with some polymer [ Teflon kind of stuff ] so that I can get normal use out of the joint?

OR

Any suggestions ??

I saw on Orthopod , with my MRI, who stated that he was "not too up on reading those things", and that I was too young for a replacement knee, and too old, at 57, to be worrying about it anyway. %(^$($.

Regards to all

Deryk



Re: Repair knee - lost most of the cartilage ?? Any help ??

Posted by Helping You on October 27, 2002 at 22:44:13:

In Reply to: Repair knee - lost most of the cartilage ?? Any help ?? posted by Deryk on October 27, 2002 at 18:25:33:

PROLOTHERAPY can regenerate worn and damaged cartilage, even torn cartilage as well as regenerate torn, stretched and weak ligaments and tendons. Prolotherapy also increases blood flow to the joints so that in the future, you will heal faster after an injury. In addition to the prolotherapy, you should be on 1500mg of glucosamine, 1200mg of chondroitin, 1000-5000mg of MSM, 18g of CMO over the course of 30 days (take with a digestive enzyme containing lipase), and 3g of Fish oil on an empty stomach in divided doses.

Underwater exercise is your best form of exercise in the meantime.

-HY



Repair knee - lost most of the cartilage ?? Any help ?? (Archive in knee.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on October 28, 2002 at 13:01:22:

In Reply to: Repair knee - lost most of the cartilage ?? Any help ?? posted by Deryk on October 27, 2002 at 18:25:33:

Hi, Deryk.

Listen to HY.

Give up any weight bearing exercises for at least a year (Swimming and under water exercises OK and beneficial.)

Gentle stretching exercises every day. See Synergetics by Hay and look up the Alexander Technique. (See bracing archives.)

Finally, this knee is so far gone that you need to do SR (See the glossary and archives for any unfamiliar terms.)for at least the next year to see how much better this can get quickly.

Let us know how you do and what you learn.

Walt

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Re: Repair knee - lost most of the cartilage ?? Any help ??

Posted by R. on November 01, 2002 at 02:28:51:

In Reply to: Re: Repair knee - lost most of the cartilage ?? Any help ?? posted by Helping You on October 27, 2002 at 22:44:13:

After you posted about a risk of developing insulin resistance, I've been afraid to put my mother on glucosamine/chondroitin. What would you do and why, HY?



Re: Repair knee - lost most of the cartilage ?? Any help ??

Posted by Walt Stoll on November 02, 2002 at 07:53:18:

In Reply to: Re: Repair knee - lost most of the cartilage ?? Any help ?? posted by R. on November 01, 2002 at 02:28:51:

R.

Personally, I do not believe that this risk is more than theoretical and has been mostly promoted by disinformation specialists beholden to the conventional monopoly.

Walt

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