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Date: 05.07.2009
From: Dee

Subject: (arthrodesis) Knee Fusion

Hi everyone, I am new to the broad and was wondering if anyone has had (arthrodesis)knee fusion?
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Date: 06.07.2009
From: val h

Subject: Re: (arthrodesis) Knee Fusion

hi dee cant help just wanted to say hi there r lots of people who can help u on here hope all goes well good luck
val
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Date: 06.07.2009
From: Lynne

Subject: Re: (arthrodesis) Knee Fusion

I'm same as Val can't help you on that one.. sorry.. but feel free to air you worries on here.. we all do from time to time.. it helps. Take care
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Date: 07.07.2009
From: J

Subject: Re: (arthrodesis) Knee Fusion

Goood luck Dee x
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Date: 08.07.2009
From: Dee

Subject: Re: (arthrodesis) Knee Fusion

Hello, Val, Lynne and J,

Thanks for your replies and for making me feel welcome. I have a meeting with for surgeons at the beginning of August and would like some advice. I have been reading lots about knee fusion and have found mixed reviews.

Thanks again
Dee x
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Date: 08.07.2009
From: val h

Subject: Re: (arthrodesis) Knee Fusion

hi dee some one will come on who can help u blogger knows quite a lot so might help when he comes back on
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Date: 09.07.2009
From: J

Subject: Re: (arthrodesis) Knee Fusion

val where is our lovely Blogger? (whispers very quietely, and where is the W gone)? LOl
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Date: 05.04.2010
From: Malte

Subject: Re: (arthrodesis) Knee Fusion

Hey Dee, I am 35 year old guy and have a fused right knee. Just ask anything. I am pain free and can walk long distances, just using a sticlk.
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Date: 05.04.2010
From: Verity

Subject: Re: (arthrodesis) Knee Fusion

Would that mean its fused straight and you cant bend it?
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Date: 05.04.2010
From: jill

Subject: Re: (arthrodesis) Knee Fusion

wow ŠVerity those previous postings r old...the J is me lol.... anyway, as u know im haviung my spine fused lumber region, but surgeon told me that the bottom discs that arnt there, that part will be fused, he did say i wld have some movement, but Not like I do now, so im guessing that there Must be some movement in the knee......Malte can U bend your Knee now?
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Date: 12.04.2010
From: Malte

Subject: Re: (arthrodesis) Knee Fusion

Yes, Verity, it is fused straight. The leg is permanently straight.
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Date: 23.04.2010
From: Malte

Subject: Re: (arthrodesis) Knee Fusion

No Jill, the knee cannot bend any more, it is totally straight, no movement at all. The joints surfaces are fully fused.
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Date: 25.04.2010
From: Jill

Subject: Re: (arthrodesis) Knee Fusion

wow Malte, im so sorry, thought mb u wld have some movement, even a littlke bit......u cope ok? Malte im haiving Fusion of the lumber region, should of had it done by now, but had other issues and an op lat week, if I have the fusion, will i be totallyt straight too? ive heard other have some bend in the spine? im so scared to go for it! tc Jill
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Date: 25.04.2010
From: Malte

Subject: Re: (arthrodesis) Knee Fusion

Hi Jill. Actually I'm fine with my stiff leg. Yes, normally once a fusion is healed, there is absolutely no movement. If you need a fusion at your lumbar region your body maybe able to compensate a bit for the fusion, that might give you the impression of movement, but the actual fused bones don't have any movement. My leg is pain free and I cope well with my straight leg, so it was the right decision!
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Date: 26.04.2010
From: Jill

Subject: Re: (arthrodesis) Knee Fusion

Hi Malte, if ya pain free, thats all that matters, id do the same if my knee had to be fused...my worry about my spine is that the lst op(dyneses) I had in 2003, took me 8months to recover....the first 4 months was sheeer hell....will c how i feel, seeing surgeon 7th may, c what he says, I will go for it,if no choice, only 3 months waiting list... Malte (nice name) do u suffer in other joints? TC J
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Date: 27.04.2010
From: Malte

Subject: Re: (arthrodesis) Knee Fusion

Hey Jill, no it was only my right knee affected and the single joint involvement made the decision for fusion easier!
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Date: 29.04.2010
From: JANE

Subject: Re: (arthrodesis) Knee Fusion

I had my left knee fused 27 year ago and for 17 of those managed very well, worked had three children and walked everywhere. However I now have a great deal of problems in my back where I have twisted it continuously over the years and am now more or less housebound and in constant pain. I used to drive but find in difficult getting in and out because of twisting my back
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Date: 03.05.2010
From: Malte

Subject: Re: (arthrodesis) Knee Fusion

Hey Jane, sorry about your back issues. But, you had 17 good years. Have you talked to your doc, whether physiotherapy might help your back? As far as I know doctors say, back problems do not necesarily occur after knee fusion, it just happens sometimes. You might also try a cane or walker to relieve your back?
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