Question for Dr. Mark on Tib/Fib break with xrays...
Posted 11 December 2006 - 08:55 PM
ER / 1 night hospital after surgery = in total everyone put together tried billing for about $60k, settled for something like $12k (contracted amount? something like that), of which I paid something like $2k. The truly crappy part is the guy who did all the work got under $1k for a 2 hour surgery. I assume medical school costs $$$$$$.
Should have hopped on a plane to Houston.
Live and learn.
Posted 12 December 2006 - 08:24 PM
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Posted 14 December 2006 - 06:54 PM
I'm going to be trying out some "Cetylmax" supplement any day now. My mother-in-law swears by the stuff for her arthritis. Her Dr. was even stunned by the results. I'll let you know how that works out. Drink a couple of 8 oz. glasses of milk every day for sure though. Good luck. Don't ya just love those crutches? Beware of wet surfaces!!!! I wouldn't want you to break something else.
Posted 14 December 2006 - 07:44 PM
Also there was this Russian blond therapist and boy can the imagination go a long way.... I don’t think she’s into guys though
Posted 15 December 2006 - 12:23 AM
Posted 18 December 2006 - 06:40 PM
I fractured my tib plateau and destroyed most of my cartilage in my knee on a Pitster Pro pit bike, and I was going slow in 2nd gear.
I am in my seventh month and I still can't walk with out pain and a limp.
Posted 18 December 2006 - 07:07 PM
Posted 18 December 2006 - 08:25 PM
Yeah...and your point is Doc???? LOL!
Posted 18 December 2006 - 08:58 PM
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Posted 19 December 2006 - 07:32 PM
Racer Russ said:
I'm staying off it. I'm down in Florida for a week and after xmas going to LA to visit friends. Trying to keep myself away from the bikes till feb.
One thing today that’s weird is for the first time it’s been aching at the point of the break. Any explanation?
Posted 20 December 2006 - 08:46 PM
that is a lot of metal. I suspect you should have it out as the bone is quite healed from what I can see.
Posted 20 December 2006 - 08:50 PM
DR. Mark, this is the only x-ray I have of my knee. I will be going to the doc on Jan 10th 07, and I will take some pics of the other x-rays. I am going to see if he can put the 3D emage of my cat scan on cd.
Posted 20 December 2006 - 09:06 PM
Now if the plate isn't bothering a guy, it can stay in forever.
Posted 20 December 2006 - 09:29 PM
There is two screws one behind the other on the right side and they are always itching and my knee is always sore. I have pain in front and under my knee cap, It also looks like he grounded down some bone in the front of my tib because it's not the same as the other leg. It's also possible that he did an acl repair.