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05-30-2019 08:03 PM
Dee Thanks guys, this rooster snot they shot into my really bad knee is helping so far.
When Linda gets hers both done I'll see about getting mine fixed.
05-30-2019 07:34 PM
Eustis I just came across a procedure called "COOLIEF". I've had 3 arthroscopic knee surgeries. 1 was about 10 yrs ago and last 2 were last summer. I get the synvisc shots every 6 months for the last 5 years and they were great to start with, but not much now. I'm scheduled to get more shots end of June. I'm going to call my Dr. tomorrow and ask about this procedure. From what I've read they basically burn the nerves in your knees that transmit the pain so you don't feel it. It's supposed to last 6 months to a year. I think it's worth checking into. Robert
05-25-2019 02:08 PM
Ranger99
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Believe me, doctors know to the dollar how much they can milk the insurance companies. Biggest scam going on in the country today in my opinion.
just me - i think it's a pretty much evenly divided two-way street.
the doctors know what they can get by with, and the insurance
companies know how long they can put off paying legitimate
charges from an honest doctor. as time goes by, it gets worse
and worse and the merry-go-round spins faster. and the lawyers
hop on about mid way. the poor patient is the one that gets spun
off and flung to the ground.

i say that because i've seen the way automotive insurers finegle
with repairmen when it comes to major mechanical work and body
work. they want to use the absolute cheapest cheap ***t that can
be used, and try to cut labor to the bone. i know many many excellent
mechanics and paint and body men who have gotten into other
fields or retired early. one of my good friends and one of the best
body and paint men i know finally closed up his shop and does
building and contracting work now with about 1/2 the hassle of
dealing with details like he had to when he ran his body shop.

my old doctor closed up shop after obama care came into being.
he said if he wanted to not get paid while still dishing out money
for employees and overhead, he'd just stay at home everyday
and sit watch t.v. in his drawers.
05-25-2019 01:10 PM
Dee
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Well, tomorrow is the day. Me and Linda are going to a doctor that specializes in knees and hips. That's all he does so maybe he can help us.
2 surgeons have told me they can help me with the pain but, no knee replacement. Too much damage. Linda also.

This guy is suppose to be the hot rod of knee surgery and is highly recommended.
I guess I'll get good, or bad, news tomorrow from the best.
You have my prayers, sympathy and empathey.[IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.go2gbo.com/forums/images/GreyBeardOutdoors_toucan/smilies/tango_face_crying.png[/IMG]
I did a number on one knee back when I landscaped full-time and it got me to hobbling more than walking for years but I went to see an orthopedic doctor, he worked on for twenty minutes and it was better than it had been in decades, not prefect but a world of difference.
Godspeed Dan.[IMG class=inlineimg]/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif[/IMG]
Thanks Bob. 😉
05-25-2019 12:49 PM
Bob Riebe
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Originally Posted by Dee View Post
Well, tomorrow is the day. Me and Linda are going to a doctor that specializes in knees and hips. That's all he does so maybe he can help us.
2 surgeons have told me they can help me with the pain but, no knee replacement. Too much damage. Linda also.

This guy is suppose to be the hot rod of knee surgery and is highly recommended.
I guess I'll get good, or bad, news tomorrow from the best.
You have my prayers, sympathy and empathey.
I did a number on one knee back when I landscaped full-time and it got me to hobbling more than walking for years but I went to see an orthopedic doctor, he worked on for twenty minutes and it was better than it had been in decades, not prefect but a world of difference.
Godspeed Dan.
05-25-2019 12:42 PM
Shootall3 I got shots iny knee . They lasted about four months and they helped slot. I was to the point I had no choice with replacement.
Good luck
05-25-2019 11:23 AM
Dee Thanks blue duck we're full steam ahead on getting better.
05-25-2019 11:11 AM
Blue Duck My wife had a full knee replacement last Sept. After the replacement she was walking right away and within a couple of months, the knee was as good or better than new. When I heard there was too much damage to replace, I had a pause. How cans something that is removed and replaced with new parts be too damaged to replaced? I wish you and your wife the best of luck with your adventure.
05-25-2019 10:18 AM
Dee
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I hear those stories, and it does seem like a crap shoot. We have 5 or 6 friends whom have used this doctor, Linda is on a walker, a wheelchair is next. So I guess we're gonna proceed.

They shot rooster snot into my worst knee yesterday, and it feel a lot better.
It ain't fixed, but it feels better.
I have shots in my left knee every 6 months.
each round of shots costs $1000 and so far the insurance has covered it.
And the shots keep me out of the operating room.[IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.go2gbo.com/forums/images/GreyBeardOutdoors_toucan/smilies/tango_face_smile.png[/IMG]
Well, they told me this would last 6 months. I'm hoping.
05-25-2019 10:08 AM
bugeye
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I hear those stories, and it does seem like a crap shoot. We have 5 or 6 friends whom have used this doctor, Linda is on a walker, a wheelchair is next. So I guess we're gonna proceed.

They shot rooster snot into my worst knee yesterday, and it feel a lot better.
It ain't fixed, but it feels better.
I have shots in my left knee every 6 months.
each round of shots costs $1000 and so far the insurance has covered it.
And the shots keep me out of the operating room.
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