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With all due respects to the surgical opinion out there.
But the one common deniminator is the lack of global approach to dealing with the possible causation of the knee issue.
Understood if the legs are really bandy, I can see how that helps alignment , but to do a unilateral operation, opens up a whole new world of assymentry that will manifest down the line.
I beleive an holistic approach to dealing with the knee, including a Podiatric opinion of functional mechanics, and physio opinion of muscle function and rehab, and an osteopath opinion of pelvic assymentry. As a part of whole approach.
maybe I'm just smoking weed, dreaming about this potential ????
Thanks for your response.
I'm booked in on 2 March. Like you I can't really run but can do most other things that I want to. Again like you I'm laboured over the decision as to whether to proceed or not frequently weighing up "its not that bad" and " I'm doing brown ones in my pants over the recovery time and process" with "its not getting any better" and "Eventually it will turn ugly". Most of all however I do think that if you've got to get something like this done at some point - better to do it while you and young and fit with the best prospects of a speedy recovery. If your going to cop 10 weeks on your bum in a brace may as well bring it on sooner rather than later.
My symptoms are pretty tame at this stage - just a saw knee after a do a hill walk and or leg weights - nothing radical.
If I believed that I could return to running it would have made the decision a lot easier. Unfortunately my orthopod is pretty well dead against it saying that this is a treatment not a cure and even with the meniscus transplant I am on borrowed time with the knee. I'm not game to go against his advice but I will pressure test him post op to see if I can get the green light.
At the end of the day I've decided to take a spoon full of concrete in my coffee and get on it with. I've a 2 YO little girl and number 2 arriving in July so I'm justifying it to myself that I'm getting it done so I can take them hiking, snowboarding and generally get around with them until they are adults.
Steve, I'll be with you in spirit on the 2nd mate - hope it goes well and would love to hear back from you to see how your going.
Sounds like we are in a similar situation, except my kids are teenagers!
im booked in for Feb 8, and would be interested in maintaining contact and swapping rehab war stories. Feel free to contact me on
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If you are also interested in communicating.
where are you based?
Although there are not too many people out there that I know have had the operation, there is a lady at my work who had both legs done last year, and is fighting fit now. Although she is not a runner, she said she feels like her legs would be up for it.
I've put myself on a YouTube ban after watching the procedure, best to be ignorant in this situation I think.