Anonymous 

Review for Osteoarthritis

  • Age 35-54
  • Female
  • 155 lbs
  • 5' 4"
  • Huntsville Alabama
03
Oct2016
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Doctor/Care Giver orthopaedic physician
  • Number of Surgeries 2

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    Weight loss
    Not Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Gabapentin, Narcotics, Unloader brace, Support brace, Supportive Shoes, Cortisone Injection, Ice, Surgery, Orthotics, Physical Therapy, Arthroscopic Surgery

I have had 2 orthoscopic surgeries on my left knee. The first was to repair the medial meniscus and the second to remove the pieces. I have OA and RA. It has gotten significantly worse this year. My insurance wouldn't pay for the OrthoVisc injection. Guess they would rather pay for surgery. I have finally, after some months, came to terms with replacement and now I want it done immediately. Lol. Have appointment with ortho October 17th. Don't know how I will survive financially, but I am not going to be able to work in this condition for much longer anyway.


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