Monday, June 19, 2017

Knee update

I saw the orthopedist today, and we're still in the watchful waiting stage.  The new x-rays show about a 0.5 cm. gap (to my untrained eye), between the two pieces of the patella - wider than on the first x-ray.  But he said that unless it moved and/or got caught in the prosthesis or in some ligament, we'd just continue to watch it.  If the piece does that, it'll cause the knee to lock and maybe give way.  And then he might have to go in to remove the fragment - hopefully arthroscopically.  But maybe that won't happen at all.  He also gave me a steroid injection in the right knee.  Yea!  And I can quit using the walker, going to a cane, and quit using the brace.  So, all-in-all, not a bad report.

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