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Knee replacement for those of us with LE in both legs

PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 1:45 am
by charpunk
Hi to everyone,
First I'd like to comment on the anodyne therapy question. I had compression therapy and anodyne therapy together every day for 10 weeks. My therapist was very good and the anodyne therapy did seem to help. She would even put it on my arthritic knees to help the pain. I have bone on bone arthritis in both my knees. The orthopedic surgeon says I need knee replacement, but can't seem to tell me how this will affect the lymphodema. Has anyone had this type surgery?? I am so afraid that it will make the lymphodema worse and I'd rather stay the way I am instead of this happen.
Thanks for helping and thanks for all the information I have learned from the forum. Oh, I'd also like to ask if anyone uses a mobile chair to get around when you have to walk or stand more than you can manage?
Thanks to all,

PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 3:31 am
by patoco
Hi Charpunk :)

The thing is with the anodyne therapy is that it does show promise is some areas, like helping with pain associated with arthritis. That is one reason I wish some independent clinical studies would be done with it.

The central complaint on it, is that the studies done thus far have not been independent studies and have been plagued with lack of control and the over-all quality of the studies.

Let's hope someone will pick up the gaunlet and do some research on it.

As we lymphers age :D , there are increasing numbers of us needing joint replacement and/or surgery. The complication ratio has greatly diminished, which includes possible infections. The research that has been done also indicates that the chance of it making lymphedema worse is minute.

Here is our page:

Lymphedema and Total Knee Replacement ... cement.htm

We also have pages on several other similar surgeries:

Lymphedema and Total Hip Replacement ... cement.htm

Lymphedema and Total Shoulder Replacement ... cement.htm

Carpal Tunnel Surgery and Lymphedema ... edema/1184

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Arm Lymphedema ... edema/1172

Prevention and Treatment of Rotator Cuff Tendonitis with Arm Lymphedema ... tator.html

Rotator Cuff Surgery and Arm Lymphedema * ... chive.html

*scroll down on this page.

Here is another related page:

Surgical procedures and lymphedema of the upper and lower extremity ... emity/1294

Hope this helps, let us know how you do :!: :!:


Knee replacement surgery for those of us with LE in both kne

PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 2:48 pm
by charpunk
Hi Pat,

Thanks so much for the information and all you do for the rest of us.
We appreciate all your help.
Take care,