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’I was in tears – so evil did it’
"’I was in tears – so evil did it’"

"Tv-doktor Mikael Sandström, 61, about her osteoarthritis and that the operation"

"Idrottsskadan resulted in osteoarthritis and a few years ago, operated upon he himself."

"Now tell us tv-doctor Mikael Sandström about their severe pain."

" I was in tears, so evil did it."

"it All began with a idrottsskada. Tv-doktor Mikael Sandström, 61, pulled off a cruciate ligament and damaged meniscus. There and then he realized that in later life he would suffer from the endemic disease osteoarthritis."

"Couldn't operate then."

" It was nothing to do about it. Now you are adept at repair it right cruciate ligament injuries directly so you have less osteoarthritis in the future. But I hurt me in 1982, and then you could not do it, " says Mikael Sandström."

" The biggest misconception about osteoarthritis is that people often say ”it's repetitive”. But this is not so. The body feels not bad to use your joints, quite the contrary. Cartilage receives its nutrition through the blood because there are no blood vessels in cartilage. It gets its nutrients via the synovial fluid and the sucked into the cartilage when one stresses the knees and hips. You feel good about it."

"When did you notice that artrosen creeping closer?"

"– About when I was 45 years old. It was a growing pain. I have been skiing a lot and then I noticed more and more that I had pain when I would turn left. Could almost just turn to the right all the time and it becomes annoying."

"Despite the fact that he understood that it was osteoarthritis, it took a long time before the operation was by."

"– I probably went around with my osteoarthritis in seven or eight years. It is a long time. But it was never. There is a long convalescence and a big operation so I shot it in front of me. Then intensified the pain and it was crucial in my case."

"How hurt were you when it was that the worst?"

"– I held on to run a child at the hill and when I started to slow down I got so fucking sore and thought ”this won't be possible”. I was in tears, so evil did it. And I thought to myself that this may not happen again. "

" I drove into the forest and stopped at a tree. Because I found it difficult to slow down, I was a danger to the surroundings. It made me realize that I need to sharpen me. There is a VAS-scale (visual analogue scale, ed), where the parts in pain from one to ten, where ten is the worst imaginable. At the event, I had maybe eight or nine."

"a few years ago took Mikael Sandström, the decision to undergo a ledprotesoperation and that he does not regret."

"– Now, the pain is down to zero. I am not aware of it at all, " he says. But fully restored, he is not."

" I am better than I was before, but I be never so good as in the other knee. Rörelseomfånget will be less and I can, for example, don't put me in the squatting altogether. Though I still have a great result. But it took probably a little more than a year for me, so it takes time."

"Would you advise readers with osteoarthritis to undergo surgery?"

" If you have so much problems that I had, I would definitely do it. Because you don't want it to restrict the daily life too much. I have a bit provocative said that the goal is not to become the oldest on the demensboendet. And I don't want to be able to go good when I'm 90, I want to be able to go good when I'm 60. It is, of course, I can do things. In addition, there are many 60-year-olds who did not become 90, " says Mikael Sandström."

"– I work with intensive care and hear that people should ”do something then”. But then came the never. You should think about it and think about what you value in life. What is valuable for me? "

"– In my case, I thought that I will never be able to go skiing again. And I want to be able to do. It is about quality of life."

"▪ A general advice, regardless of whether you think that you want to operate you in the future or not: the train. Is it that you are not going to operate you is it good to work out and you should operate you are strong muscles, good. Then also, rehabilitation is faster. So keep the trail."

"▪ You should avoid really heavy squats and such, of course. I run squat with the bar, but not so heavy. I also avoid to run. At a running step encounter the leg in as you fly forward and put the foot down and land. To run the far, it should not be bumping into all the time. I train in rather than on a cross trainer. Where have you instead load all the time. You should run so as to avoid the asphalt and the spring in place on the soft surface. Good shoes are also extremely important. But try to alternate running with cycling, swimming and cross trainer."

"▪ Ledsjukdomen osteoarthritis is an imbalance between the formation and degradation of the articular cartilage. This imbalance leads to a lack of function in the joint. The symptoms will often insidious. "

"▪ It is usual to artrosen start in a point, but it can also start in several places at the same time. Osteoarthritis causes stiffness in the affected joint, reduced mobility and pain. The risk of developing osteoarthritis increases as you get older. It is estimated that five percent of the population between 35 and 54 years has artrosförändringar according to x-ray. "

"▪ the Research has identified five factors that influence the occurrence of osteoarthritis: heredity, age, obesity, muscle weakness and joint damage."

"Source: the Swedish rheumatism association"

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