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11/2/08 3:01 P

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i used to breed, raise, train and show Newfoundlans. your dogs are wonderful!!
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11/2/08 1:21 P

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i just read your blog...........life is difficult for you right now so what exactly are you waiting for????
you have the right dr is the time not right.............there will never be a right time and the longer you put things off the more damage you are doing..............i think you should go for it .....make another appointment with your dr and get all your questions answered and then decide.......we are here for you.........keep us posted as to how you are doing.............blessings and hugs..........lita


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11/2/08 12:16 P

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Ya know - I cannot say I am in constant pain, but I cannot go to the mall and shop and I didn't want to go to a dog rally (HUGE dog person) because the swelling is so bad and then the pain begins once it gets aggravated - I guess I think I am suppose to wait until I am in constant pain. I cannot do the stuff I want to and the surgeon tell me it is a grade 3 of 4. I would like to hold off until March.

I am in quite a quandry. Take a look at my blog if ya have the time. Tell me what ya think.

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11/2/08 11:45 A

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I am not sure if this will be any help. Here goes. My dad had 2 bad knees after his 1st replacement he didn't do the 2nd knee because he didn't have the pain he did before. I was a candidate for a partial knee replacement about 4 years ago. It was pretty new operation in my area. I waited too long and had to have the full replacement because I was doing so much damage waiting. I was under the impression the partial would be enough and then you didn't need the full because the problem was corrected. I am 54 years old and have had both knees replaced I am happy with the results and even danced last weekend. I haven't been able to dance in over 15 years because of pain. I love my surgeon and he has always answered my questions with the different choices and the different outcomes. What I do is take a paper and write down all my questions, issues etc. and then take it with me when I see any doctor it helps to remember what you want to say. If I don't take the notes I leave the office and usually before I hit my car I remember something but by then it is too late my appt. is over. Teri.

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11/1/08 9:30 P

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i guess you need to trust your orth dr as to what would be best for you..............perhaps you need to speak with him further to what he sees as a long range plan for you and your knees...........just because one knee is done does not always mean both need doing etc..............from what you say about your dr............you seem to trust in what he has to say and do!!!????...........we are here for you............keep us posted as to what happens..............wishing you the best..............blessings and hugs...............lita


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11/1/08 8:26 A

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if you have a total the first time and years down the road it wears out and needs to be redone - there are more complications

my concern is if I have the partial and the other side gives out in a short period of time and needs to have something done, say prior to the partial wearing out - is the risk the same, greater, or less than if I have the total done first and have to have it redone later

from the article, going from a partial to a total is less risky with less bone cutting

one school of thought, at least locally, is that you cannot have a replacement until you are X number of years old as it may wear out and too difficult to redo; the other school of thought, that is up and coming aorund the backward neck of the woods, is quality of life is now and a few Dr. are becoming more confident with the possibility of maybe having to redo later

My new doctor is a wonderful addition tp this area - he even does revisions on old replacements - and the local doctors are not liking him much

Something else I found facsinating about him - he is also the Bishop of the PA Mormon Church. Has 8 children - OH MY... And ain't hard to look at either!!

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10/31/08 8:53 P

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am not sure if i understand????!!!!
if you need a partial and later need a total............is this your concern????


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10/31/08 1:46 P

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my specific issue was what if the partial replacement needs to be done later with a total

easier to go from partial to total that total to total if it need to be redone

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if you have other questions,just ask away.........and we will do our best to answer them...........questions and answers help everyone as we learn together...........blessings and hugs.............lita


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When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world

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Thank you so much - this is the type of information I was interested in but not sure where to find

I have another whole list of questions if I feel I am leaning towards this option, just that once I got home yesterday - all these questions came to light that I didn't thnk of at the time - and Lord knows - I was asking questions - just too much information to digest at one time.

Thanks again!!!!!

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i am not sure about the answer to your question..............your orth dr should be able to answer this best for you...........i'm sure he/she would not recomend it unless you would be a good candidate for it.............

i asked the question and this web site answered the question best.............hope this is of help for you...........check the bottom of the page.........



www.drarnosmit.com/Procedures/Knee_P
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cedures/Partial_Knee_Replacement/ParR>tial_Knee_Replacement_FAQ.aspx



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Boy thats a tough one. i just dont know. If it was me, i would pose the question on a orthopedic medical site..most teaching hospitals have them. they would also have percentages.
AND i would get a 3rd 4th and 5th opinion if i wasnt sure!!

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I am back again ladies. I had scope and chondroplasty done in Feb. and it has never been right. Lots of swelling, always discomfort and recurring pain.

After 8 months (yeah, it took me that long) I have had a second opinion. They are suggesting partial replacement.

My fear is that a total replacement will be inevitable. Any material out there to indicate this - do some feel you should just 'wait' until it is completely shot?

While I do have pain and discomfort, the swelling has really played with my mental health as it is a constant reminder, kinda sways when I do anything, inhibits range of motion to some degree - in general keeps this active lady down and it just plain makes me mad.

I worry that what seems like a 'quick fix' (I did not say easy) will only lead to bigger more drastic issues later and should I just wait until a total is necessary? The thoughts of several years of limited activity and then a fix v. several years of the quick fix now and drastic later v. failure of either option is very confusing and down right depressing at this point.

This thread has always been a wealth of information. I am hoping someone can give me some informed feedback.

And yes, I do realize nothing in life in guaranteed.

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