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Anyone here been 'scoped on the same knee(4 posts)

Anyone here been 'scoped on the same knee12x23
Apr 2, 2002 3:40 PM
more than twice without problems? I injured my left knee in a freak accident about 2-1/2 weeks ago. I am waiting for the results of the MRI I had this morning. I had this knee scoped in 1982, again in 1994 (in April, no less), and hoping this familiar pain isn't what I think it is. And, I suppose my imagination is working overtime since I won't see the Ortho again 'til Friday. I'd much rather be outside vacuuming-up this pollen. Hell, I'd rather be on the side of the road with a flat and an empty co2.
re: Anyone here been 'scoped on the same kneeChen2
Apr 2, 2002 4:05 PM
I've been scoped twice on each knee and a third surgery on the right knee. In 1998 I had major surgery on the right knee and six weeks later rode a five day tour in the California wine country. The knee made the wine more enjoyable. Knee surgery has come a long way in the last 10 years. A friend of mine had an ACL reconstruction done 3 weeks ago. The orthopod made a new ACL using a small part of his hamstring tendon. He was back to work in one week on one crutch, no crutches in 2 weeks. All work was done with an arthroscope. If your knee needs to be fixed, go for it. Recovery is much faster now, especially with good therapy.
~Al
re: Anyone here been 'scoped on the same kneePegLeg
Apr 2, 2002 8:57 PM
I had major surgery on my left knee in 1982 and then had it scoped in 1986 and then again in 1997. The knee is holding up as good as can be expected considering that I pretty well toasted it back in 1982.
re: Anyone here been 'scoped on the same kneefrankamo
Apr 3, 2002 10:21 AM
I was scoped in '87 and had cartilage and part of the ACL removed. ACL reconstuction in '89.

Just had number three 6 weeks ago to remove more torn cartilage.

Been back on the bike for a month with no issues. I'm beginning to view the scope as routine maintenance.