Case history: patella tendonosis in both knees diagnosed earlier 2003 after years of running injured (stupid) and military training. Surgery to cut out cyst, scar tissue and dead tendon (left knee) in Oct. Tendonitis recurred - lateral release, debridement and patella "shaved" in April. Tendonitis recurred whilst still in rehab. Havenet started on right knee yet.JUST ACCEPTED PLACE ON AUTOLOGOUS BLOOD INJECTION TRIAL for tendonitis AT THE WIMBLEDON KNEE CLINIC, PARKSIDE HOSPITAL, LONDON. This is a new treatment that is not widely used. If anyone out there has received this treatment, please let me know your thoughts. If it has been suggested to you by your consultant/surgeon, you might want to keep on eye on this post. The trial starts on 21 Oct 05.
What is the philosophy behind this treatment?
Hi,Have never looked in this thread as I dont suffer from overuse, I broke my patella and tore the patella tendon in a football tackle back in Dec 05 and havent made the progress I would have liked.Anyway, I have been referred to a bloke at Parkside and was told they would hopefully do autologous blood injections which are painful but may help strengthen the tendon. Main problem is the tendon is shorter and thicker since the op. Dont want to make things worse but anything is worth a try providing I dont end up further back than I am now.So i searched on here for the word and came to this thread, just wanting a bit of an update from those who have had the before as to whether its worth the pain and money ?thanksdan
For IanT!Hi Ian, you've posted some very interesting stuff on a new treatment for patellar tendinosis and I'm wondering how it's going following the autologous blood injections you had. Last we heard you were tearing up the Surrey countryside on your bicycle? What news?I'm new to this forum but have had patellar tendinosis in both knees for a few years now and am trying to gather as much info on it as possible with a view to getting treatment. My problems started when I began road cycling in '98. It's now at a stage (and I know there are many whose suffering is worse than mine) where I have great difficulty standing still for any length of time without significant pain. Needless to say cycling is a complete no-no which is the one sport I loved.Thanks,Clive