Jan 09 I messed up my r knee. Tibial Plateau Fracture. I am now bone on bone and have NO cartiledge in that knee. I've tried braces, steriods, and therapy. My ortho is now talking about a Rooster Comb injection and then possibly knee replacement. Has anyone had these 2 procedures done, and if so, how did yours turn out? Did they help with the pain?
Have you heard of Egoscue? It has helped many people delay a joint replacement for years and even avoid one when doctors had said it is needed. Egoscue is a postural therapy program that is designed to help correct your muscles imbalances to take the stress and wear and tear out of the effected joint(s). Read this about bone-on-bone knees:
Thanks, since my post I have talked to someone else who also had the rooster comb injections and it gave her a couple of years before her knee replacement. So, I'm gonna keep my fingers crossed and hope that this will give me some relief from the pain.
I had the Hyalgan: rooster comb injections (5) at different intervals. Gave me about two years..http://www.hyalgan.com/consumer/about/default.aspx
also had Hyaluronan, it is a carbohydrate that is in the fluid inside your joints, thick and jelly like- relief for 6 months. Now looking at microfracture surgery; minimally invasive where little holes made in bone so it bleeds and causes a "scab" which acts like cartilage. atheletic friend had it done with some relief. doc also talked about bracing knee so wear and tesr distributed differently.
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