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Old Yesterday, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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No MD does or should they guarantee the outcome of surgery or meds or whatever one goes to an MD for. But we as patients go to them for hopefully as positive outcome as possible. And yes we sign off all liability from the MD's for the work they do on us. We are the ones at fault and if we learn that we won't go thru the damage some do. There are 1000's of deaths from drug and surgery interactions annually. The other night on NPR they were doing a segment on deaths from drugs and surgeries from people calling in.

Bottom line, live with what we have, right? Stay away from doctors. I do that as much as I can and still seek out alternative therapies for the issues I deal with. Hopefully ones that do less harm or no harm.

And for sure, doctors stick together.

 
Old Yesterday, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia/South Jersey area
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Yes there are 1000s of deaths from meds and surgery but not to be flippant there are also 1000s of deaths from automobile accidents yet most of us drive safely every day and again you cannot deny the percentage of successful replacement surgeries so sorry this is NOT some crapshoot roll of the dice. I'm a widow, my wonderful husband died of cancer at an all to young age. Do I sue the doctor for not curing cancer?
Sickness in and of itself entails risk
The body is malfunctioning. Miracles are performed by priests. Most doctors that I've encountered are doing their best with limited information. Personally I would not want to live with the alternative of no doctors. My youngest was a premie born with a boat load of issues. He graduated from Temple this June thank's to children's Hospital in Philadelphia
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Old Yesterday, 04:07 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Yes there are 1000s of deaths from meds and surgery but not to be flippant there are also 1000s of deaths from automobile accidents yet most of us drive safely every day and again you cannot deny the percentage of successful replacement surgeries so sorry this is NOT some crapshoot roll of the dice. I'm a widow, my wonderful husband died of cancer at an all to young age. Do I sue the doctor for not curing cancer?
Sickness in and of itself entails risk
The body is malfunctioning. Miracles are performed by priests. Most doctors that I've encountered are doing their best with limited information. Personally I would not want to live with the alternative of no doctors. My youngest was a premie born with a boat load of issues. He graduated from Temple this June thank's to children's Hospital in Philadelphia
Congratulations on a job well done all around.
 
Old Yesterday, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia/South Jersey area
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Congratulations on a job well done all around.
lol, thanks all. now to get the boy a job!!
 
Old Yesterday, 06:17 PM
 
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No MD does or should they guarantee the outcome of surgery or meds or whatever one goes to an MD for. But we as patients go to them for hopefully as positive outcome as possible. And yes we sign off all liability from the MD's for the work they do on us. We are the ones at fault and if we learn that we won't go thru the damage some do. There are 1000's of deaths from drug and surgery interactions annually. The other night on NPR they were doing a segment on deaths from drugs and surgeries from people calling in.

Bottom line, live with what we have, right? Stay away from doctors. I do that as much as I can and still seek out alternative therapies for the issues I deal with. Hopefully ones that do less harm or no harm.

And for sure, doctors stick together.
Just curious, how many people that had died from drugs or surgeries called in???
 
Old Yesterday, 06:44 PM
 
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I put it off a long time, but I finally got a total left knee two days ago. I hope to get a lot of mileage out of it. I hate to think revision. I'm very sorry for your troubles.

Poggly:

If I may ask, did either Dr. Charles Nelson of HUP or Dr. Pekka Mooar of Temple do your left knee?

I need knee replacement surgery. But first, I am on a current quest to strengthen my quads and hamstrings before I go under the knife.
 
Old Yesterday, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Poggly:

If I may ask, did either Dr. Charles Nelson of HUP or Dr. Pekka Mooar of Temple do your left knee?

I need knee replacement surgery. But first, I am on a current quest to strengthen my quads and hamstrings before I go under the knife.
I work every day with exercises to strengthen the quads and if you plan on a TKR, this is a great plan. My knee has a lot of issues, long story, but I so fear a surgery, one on hip was enough, too much. I will continue with Prolo after the first of the year as I had to take a break but I know it works and can save one from surgery.
 
Old Yesterday, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia/South Jersey area
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Poggly:

If I may ask, did either Dr. Charles Nelson of HUP or Dr. Pekka Mooar of Temple do your left knee?

I need knee replacement surgery. But first, I am on a current quest to strengthen my quads and hamstrings before I go under the knife.




Hi Resourcer,
i'm in philadelphia also. I had a great surgeon at Rothman, Dr. Matt Austin. check him out.
 
Old Today, 06:08 AM
 
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I work every day with exercises to strengthen the quads and if you plan on a TKR, this is a great plan. My knee has a lot of issues, long story, but I so fear a surgery, one on hip was enough, too much. I will continue with Prolo after the first of the year as I had to take a break but I know it works and can save one from surgery.
So prolotherapy caused your knee infection which led to surgery but now you are thinking of doing that again to avoid surgery.....makes perfect sense.....

I can't imagine anyone being willing to stick another needle in your knee with your history of previous infection likely related to same.....
 
Old Today, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Florida -
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Was your wife younger when she had TKR? I was 57 when my right knee started to give me noises and that's when I came in from doing a lot of workouts that would damage the knee more. My knee is now messed up at 80 from hip replacement at 72 and subsequent staph infection a couple yrs ago...another story.

Is she planning on a revision.
She was about 57 also. No noise, but, quite a bit of pain. Still waiting on tests to determine exactly what the problem is and whether a revision is necessary. If so, then yes, I suppose she will go with the revision.
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