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Help! Scheduled Folkerson osteotomy after failed lateral release - need advise!

Hi, I am a 31 year old female with knee problems since 2009. In October 2013, I had a lateral release done on my right knee, which failed and made my knee pain and problems drastically worse. Since that failed surgery (almost 2 years ago) I still have to lower myself down stairs, tape my patella every day, pain when waling, etc. My new surgeron has suggested Fulkerson osteotomy. I have had 3 other surgeons agree with that plan. I am a wildlife biologist and hike for a living - I need to do something and have therefore scheduled this surgery this November. Has anyone had this surgery before? If so, did you have it for any other reason other than patella dislocation? I ask because my patella does not dislocate, instead is doesnt track correctly and is sitting low, so it hits my patella tendon.What PT did you do prior to the surgery? What was your post op PT plan? How many days after surgery did you have to wait to start PT?Do you feel you have benefited from this surgery? Thanks in adavance for any advice. Christina

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