Anonymous 

Review for Osteoarthritis

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 215 lbs
  • 5' 8"
  • El Pso Texas
26
Sep2016
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 6-18 Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Jeffery Annabi MD
  • Number of Surgeries 2

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Narcotics, Swimming, Supportive Shoes, Chiropractor, Cortisone Injection, Ice, Surgery, Orthotics
    Not Improved
    Massage, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Supplements, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Weight loss, Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate, Unloader brace, Acupuncture, Support brace
    Worsened
    Physical Therapy

Have over my life timer fallen on my knees also often broke toes on doors and fell on a slipper rock and broke my tail bone

In my 40's I broke my leg near ankle both bones I also had to have trigger thumbs released

Then 10 years ago I tripped in a clean out and broke my metatarsals

5 years ago I developed cramping numb Hands

Had carpoltunne surgeryfollowed by injections then sudden bowel inciontinence MRI showed spinal stenosis 1st surgery put plates in neck 2nd fixed broken bone and insertion of a rod on each side of neck I get Epidurals as neededeed my last was 1- year ago

7 months. Ago I thought my bac was kicking up but it was my Rt hip which rapidly included my right knee just s rapidly it was in my left hip an knee I was given shots for each location and told I was too high a risk first it was my weight then I was fat then if I got my colostomy reversed they would do the hip surgery mean while I was in tremendous pain I came to Mayo to see if a reversal should be done t

It was two years since the first surgery and a year since the second which was to be a reversal These were disasters

Aft more than 6 months complaining about extremely pain in my knees and wondering how they knew what was happening in there the comment was when you hips are fixed the knees repair them selves no one I know bought that argument they decided a quick X-ray woul be ok to which the commit changed to OH IT NOTHING BUT BONE ON BONE IN THERE

The physical Therapy work who recommended this group had stoppered therapy with a report that we seem to be doing more harm than good

The diagnostic cause of the hip was Lupis Anti Colagulant small cots blocked flow thru hip and killed it I was told on my 1st ortho visit that the fastest way to stop it was surgery but we could try others whereupon I was give fasamax for 6 weeks and diffèdent pain killers that didn't work or worked very little one pill for insomnia succeeded in giving me 4 hrs sleep each night


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