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Good News and Bad News

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I got the results of the MRI on my knee today. Good news is there is no torn meniscus, so arthroscopic surgery is not indicated. Bad news chrondromalacia.

Sometimes, the cartilage inside a joint softens and breaks down. This condition is called chondromalacia. The cartilage loses its ability to protect the ends of the bones as the joint moves. The ends of the bones can rub together, causing pain.

Knee replacement is the only surgery for this, and I am not doing that anytime soon! I will continue with the Euflexa gel shots in my knees every six months and Celebrex. I am doing better today and got the first round in my second six months series of gel shots. Once a week for three weeks. It actually is not as bad as it sounds and really helps!

Exercise is something I just have to be careful with. No more step aerobics or kick boxing that I love! More water aerobics.

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    I think you got a lot more good news than bad news. Glad you are avoiding surgery.
    2495 days ago
    At least you now know what you are dealing with.

    Water aerobics, elliptical....you can do cardio without hurting that knee. I know it isn't the hard kickboxing/stepping/jumping around that you like, but you can still break a sweat.

    My thoughts are with you! Take care.
    2495 days ago
    emoticon water aerobics is fun...probably the best way for you to go with your knees...
    2495 days ago
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