Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Hospital News

DH had a follow-up appointment with the Consultant this morning, who told him that during the operation they found he has arthritis on the underneath of the kneecap as well as a few other places. Trust him to have something different ! The arthritis has been removed, but may well return in time.

There is still some 5 -10 degrees of fixed flexion in the affected leg, but a vast improvement on the 30 - 40 degrees prior to the operation.

He still has some pain on movement, and some pain when driving, so it is recommended that he goes for physiotherapy. First appt is this afternoon.
Other than that, all is well.
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Philippa said...

Arthritis under the knee cap is not unusual, especially for athletes and those who do a lot of bending at the knee (construction workers, etc.)

The physiotherapy will help a lot. The key to manage arthritis is to keep the joint loose and with movement. At least, that's what the doctor told me about my hands.

Mimi said...

You can remove arthritis? Huh. I did not know that.

Prayers for your hubby.

Anonymous said...

Prayers ascending from Down Under.