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« on: June 03, 2010, 10:02:56 PM »
Well, tomorrow I'm off to see the knee Doctor.  I made a bad decision on off of a motorcycle many years ago.  Anyway, I guess as I've aged, it has gotten worse.  I had "scope" surgery on it back in '94, but now something keeps slipping out of whack.
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Re: Knee Doctor
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2010, 10:21:01 PM »
Too bad that you can't just put a new bracket on it like you did that new seat  :).
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2010, 10:26:18 PM »
Bad knees are bad bidness.  I have a dear family friend in the hospital right now, she had a full knee replacement this morning. 

I hope yours isn't so bad.

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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2010, 09:58:06 AM »
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Re: Knee Doctor
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2010, 09:24:47 PM »
 :)  Good news !!!  For now at least, it's nothing that a brace with metal hinges on each side won't handle.  And even that is not required at all times.  The noise , grinding, and popping is a cartilage problem, but nothing that needs immediate attention.

It surely was a joy talking to a Doctor/Surgeon that wasn't sharpening a scalpel.   :)
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Re: Knee Doctor
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2010, 09:32:27 PM »
So you are going to bolt on a bracket after all  :D.
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« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2010, 10:36:43 PM »
So you are going to bolt on a bracket after all  :D

Yup, that's about right.  I already had the brace, I just wasn't using it. :-\  It had started doing creaky things and making noises that I was concerned about.
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Re: Knee Doctor
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2010, 05:55:19 AM »
My grandfather had both knees done back in the 70's. He never stopped being active hunting and fishing until he went blind from a clot or some kind of blockage which we learned could have been corrected if diagnosed early enough.  :-\
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« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2010, 08:17:09 AM »
It had started doing creaky things and making noises that I was concerned about.
Your knee or the brace?
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Re: Knee Doctor
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2010, 08:56:41 AM »
Your knee or the brace? 

 :-[  I did make that a bit unclear.  I have not been wearing the brace.  The knee was making those noises.  Really spooky when you twist and your knee makes a grinding noise, but doesn't hurt.

I had that knee to actually lock up in '92 (I previously said '94) and the Dr. removed torn cartilage.  Anyway, the good news is No Surgery".

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« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2010, 04:04:07 PM »
I had one completely rebuilt.

The surgery was a breeeeeezzzzz

The rehab was Hell...........
Why not just 1 pain free day?

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Re: Knee Doctor
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2010, 10:01:43 AM »
I had the scope repair surgery done about 14 years ago before I left the maritimes (strange coincidence).  My knee socket actually dislocated and was turned sideways.  Took about 2 hrs in the OR and I walked out of the hospital...well limped out and it took about 4 months to get my full range of mobility back. 

Glad to hear you did not have to endure that.
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Re: Knee Doctor
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2010, 11:59:24 AM »
I had arthriscopic surgery done on the left knee in 1987 and the right knee in 1989. I wore a brace on the left knee for some time since the ACL is gone, but then gave up on that. I kept poping the rivets in it and the continued repairs were too expensive. ;)

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« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2010, 09:55:08 AM »
I have RA in both knees and I find that horse liniment helps me out . When they're really aching, I put it on in the morning, then wrap with an Ace bandage.
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« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2018, 10:50:10 AM »
Going to see my knee doctor this afternoon to discuss ACL reconstruction surgery. Anyone get this surgery done? I've read about long recovery times, just wondering if any FF members have experience with this.

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« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2018, 02:57:24 PM »
Blew out my left ACL in 95 same yr as  a rotaror cuff prob.
It was repaired using a piece of Patellar tendon.
Been good until the last few weeks.
Getting almost 23 yrs out of it has been good.
You should be OK as I m sure procedures have been improved since Mine.
Do , however listen to your rehab therapist.
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« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2018, 05:33:46 PM »
thanks Pete. Looks like I'm going in sometime in March, will use one of my hamstring tendons.

At least I'll be able to get some maple syrup done beforehand. Hopefully I'll be able to do some milling later this year.

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« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2018, 06:38:30 PM »
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How much syrup do u do?
I did a bunch back in the 70s loved it but a marriage breakup stopped that .
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« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2018, 08:19:45 PM »
Pete,
Not that much, this year I hope to tap about 20 trees on bucket. This is my 3rd year, had about a dozen taps in the past. I really enjoy it and hope to increase production down the road.

I hope your knee feels better.

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« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2018, 08:55:35 PM »
Two brand new ones here. One about four years ago, and the other is going on 14 months. Feels great ta be able ta kick my up heals again.  8)
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