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Hello, everyone. I am free at last of a rheumatologist who charges big money for a visit and has not helped me at all. He tried two medications and I was allergic to both. I don't have RA...I have EOA. It causes bone erosions similar to the bone erosions seen in RA. It is basically an aggressive, inflammatory osteoarthritis. There aren't a lot of meds that can be used to treat it.
I fired by rheumy because I called him at 8:30 a.m. Of course I had to tt the nurse. I told her I was in a LOT of pain. She left a message on my cell Friday at five saying the rheumy wanted me to stop the Chloroquine and that he wanted me to see my PCP for a re-evaluation before he would perscribe prednisone.
I spent the entire wekkend at a level 9 pain. Not something I want to do again. I called my othropedic surgeon's office early Monday a.m. I immediately was prescribed a Medrol pack and Celebrex 200 mg. My husband picked it up and brought it home to me because I could not ...
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Sometimes it happens that a surgical repair fails and has to be done over. The authors of this study report two cases of early problems after a second (revision) ACL repair. In the first case a 40-year old woman had injured her left ACL in two separate skiing accidents. She fell at home for a third knee injury. The middle third of the right patellar tendon was used as a graft to repair the ACL. The night after surgery she had an avulsion fracture of the tibia. This means the remaining patellar tendon pulled away from the bone where it normally inserts. Another operation was needed to repair the fracture. In the second case a 39-year-old woman had a right ACL repair two years ago. She went to the orthopedic surgeon with reports of right knee pain. She had surgery to repair a torn meniscus and revise the previous ACL repair. A piece of her patellar tendon taken from the other leg was used to repair the ACL. The same day while pivoting to move from a stretcher to a wheelchair, she felt a pop...
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