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Susan Polivka replied to Susan Polivka's discussion Hinged knee replacement
"I had polio at age 4....... did they use a hinged knee?  Having had a knee replacement before 6 wks isn't long enough for recovering but I believe you will get better in time.... My doc says I will more than likely still have to wear my…"
3 hours ago
Mrs mary Thayne replied to Susan Polivka's discussion Hinged knee replacement
"I had polio age 1 and I had a total KNR 6weeks ago. I do not think my ligaments are strong enough to support the new knee. I have a lot of pain and still having to use a crutch."
7 hours ago
Susan Polivka replied to Thomas Maske's discussion Survey
"Being the oldest is an accomplishment!!! Polio really did a number on you but you have a wonderful attitude & hearing your strength will give me strength for my upcoming surgery.... I hope they are giving you some mild exercises for your…"
Sep 11
Thomas Maske replied to Thomas Maske's discussion Survey
"I was paralyzed from the waist done from day 1. My upper body has many weak area and have no balance if sitting up and raising my arms as I use them for support. The good news was that the arms and shoulders did a good job of recuperating and that…"
Sep 10
Susan Polivka replied to Thomas Maske's discussion Survey
"Right now I use a walker....cane & have a AKFO... I have a scooter....  not really fond of the scooter! I'm very limited because of the hyper extension & instability of my polio leg... But I"m hoping that things will become…"
Sep 10
Thomas Maske replied to Thomas Maske's discussion Survey
"How has it affected you? wheelchair, crutches etc"
Sep 9
Susan Polivka replied to Thomas Maske's discussion Survey
" I contacted polio when I was 4yrs old....the year was 1952... I am 66 years old so I has lived with polio for 62 years...."
Sep 9
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The feature story in the latest issue of our magazine, InsideSalk honors the legacy of Jonas Salk.  We will be Please join our celebration of "Jonas Salk - 100 years" and read the issue online at http://www.salk.edu/insidesalk or email me at webmaster@salk.edu with your name and address and I will send you the print version of the magazine.Enjoy!LIz…See More
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Hinged knee replacement 2 Replies

I'm wondering if anyone has had a total knee replacement on affected polio leg.....I had a total knee replacement which is failing do to the tendons & ligaments stretching out again.... after…Continue

Started by Susan Polivka in Connecting. Last reply by Susan Polivka 3 hours ago.

Survey 5 Replies

I have a problem with curiosity and I have one question that entered my mind about 20 years ago, and that was "what is the longetivity of a person who has had polio?" I knew it had to depend on the…Continue

Started by Thomas Maske in Connecting. Last reply by Susan Polivka Sep 11.

Latest Issue of InsideSalk

The feature story in the latest issue of our magazine, InsideSalk honors the legacy of Jonas Salk.  We will be Please join our celebration of "Jonas Salk - 100 years" and read the issue online at…Continue

Started by Salk Institute in Connecting Sep 8.

eye muscle damage? 15 Replies

Has anyone else encountered damage to eye muscles due to polio?  My eye doctor has seen this before in polios, but is, of course, in process of ruling out other causes.  However, there  appears to…Continue

Started by Barbara York in Connecting. Last reply by Barbara York Aug 30.

Breathing pressure 1 Reply

I feel pressured and little pain and sore on my chest area and the same area on the back.  I feel like there something there making my breathing a little difficult. Does anyone have this issue? This…Continue

Started by Amy Wu in Connecting. Last reply by Dan Hicks Aug 30.

Pain Medication or Muscle Relaxers for Severe Muscle Spasms 17 Replies

I'm curious as to what others who have PPS use to manage their pain and/or muscle spasms.  I use generic Soma and it helps a lot with the spasms.  I don't have any side effects such as being dizzy or…Continue

Started by Mary Gerloff in Connecting. Last reply by Dan Hicks Aug 30.

 
 
 

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