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Old 12-30-2013, 11:39 PM   #41 (permalink)
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So the knee is an inherently unstable joint because we sit so f'ing much. When this happens, the body lays down bone to to try to protect the area.
Osteoarthritis is our body's way of trying to stabilize an area. It's the attempt to solve a problem, when the problem is instability.
So functional rehab is the solution. Muscle that can conttrol your body in every direction through every activity will stop Bones and joints from jamming in together etc....
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Old 12-31-2013, 12:13 AM   #42 (permalink)
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Thanks for the link to the article - very interesting. What really got me thinking is that the article mentions that some people that have meniscal tears also have arthritis and the arthritis is what's causing the pain and not the meniscal tear. My regular Doctor thought that the x-Ray showed arthritis while the orthopedist thinks that I have a meniscal tear so maybe I'm in the same boat. I'm definitely going to have a long talk with the orthopedist (after the MRI) if he recommends that I go under the knife.
That's me. And while rehab of a torn meniscus sounds great it doesn't work if the tear is significant enough that its clicking and catching in the joint. I've torn both meniscus and have arthritic damage in both knees from 20 years of riding. I do agree that every little thing helps. Off season I cut back on my running and added swimming. Keep body mass leaner. Avoid alcohol and caffeine anything that will deposit uric acid in the joints. Gave up Brazilian girls.
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If the tear is significant enough to lock your knee, there are ways around that. That's why some joint mobilization stuff comes in handy so you can cycle the fluid around giving it a better chance to smooth everything out.
I've seen perfect knees who are in pain chronically and completely degenerated bone on bone knees that have no pain at all.
The fundamental difference is can your muscles to the job.
I'm looking for the ACL study/video where they did the same with ACL surgeries, same answer was rehab!
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Old 01-06-2014, 05:05 PM   #44 (permalink)
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So I got my MRI on Friday and the doctor got the results this morning. It is a torn meniscus and I have an appointment on Friday to look at the MRI images and discuss things. The doc relayed through his nurse that surgery is what he'd recommend and that he would expect that I would be back on my board before the end of the season - I'm very happy about that. The nurse that works with my orthopedist said that if you're in good shape she's had people running two weeks after the surgery. They have an opening next Thursday (1/16) which means if everything goes well I could be back on my board the first week in February.

I am going to talk to the orthopedist about non-surgical options but I'm thinking that it will take longer to rehab this than it will to go under the knife.

So, would you go under the knife to salvage a season or try to avoid the knife by doing rehab and maybe call it quits for 2014? Am I being too short-sighted in trying to save this season? We've gotten more snow at this point in the season than I can remember and would hate to miss it.

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Depends on how well in shape and your rehab regimen. I had both knees scoped, took me at least 6 month to be feeling good but I did not do.a.superb regimen at rehabilitation.
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Old 01-06-2014, 05:11 PM   #46 (permalink)
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They're full of shit.
Fuck i hate surgeons sometimes, well nurses in this case. The don't know! They don't deal with the patient the second they leave the hospital where the surgery is done. They don't have to deal with all the fuck ups, your rehab people do.
You can return to walking on it after 2 weeks, that doesn't mean you can snowboard on it without hurting yourself again. So fucking retarded that pisses me off.
By not using your quads, you lose a crazy amount of strength in the 2 weeks. This leads to tearing an ACL or some other shit.
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Ok maybe i overreacted a little bit lol.
I just play it on the conservative side and 2 weeks makes me raise my eyebrow lol.
Talk to the surgeon, not the nurse.
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Thanks for the input jml. I'll know more Friday and can hopefully make a good decision on how to proceed. I really want to ride again this season but if there's a good chance that I could make things worse I'll shut it down.
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My friend said his wife said she would get people after meniscus surgeries up and running after 2 weeks <--- still super skeptical
He said it's surprisingly quick. We're still skeptical because we look for non surgical options before anything else, but it's definitely your choice.
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look at it this way. if the pain is not limiting what you want to do on an everyday basis then you may want to consider either not doing anything immediately and wait to see if the pain subsides enough over time to not get surgery however if your tear is serious enough that it is impairing your ability to get around then you may want to get the knife right away. personally for me, the pain was so bad that I was taking painkillers 24 x7 and not able to walk without a severe limp and with the inflammation I was unable to bend more than 90 degrees. I chose the surgery. The surgery will have consequences later in life. it will hasten getting arthritis in the joints due to missing cartilage and scar tissue from surgery. As one of the Online poster mentioned earlier there are other alternatives to repair rather than remove. these are $$$ and some won't work if you are over 16 or 17. The most promising I have seen is stem cell surgery but this is not covered by insurance (I have really tried hard to get them to do so). Don't rush this unless the injury is a such a state that it is really impairing your mobility.

never seen or heard anyone running after 2 weeks. even pro athletes are at least a few months before they are back on the field. The surgery wil stoop the pain, but there will be inflammation and muscle loss which takes time to bring back.

Just my .02 cents take it for what it's worth. I've been in your knees more than once and still trying to get them fixed right (I'm getting my first ortho visc treatment this week.)
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