I recently had a total knee replacement last April. I finished my therapy and all was good till about 2 months ago. Now, when I say, "all is good", I still had aches of course, but what happened after that was really painful. I kept having alot of pain and found out that my knee cap had shifted to the left about 1 - 2 inches over. I'm currently going to therapy to attempt to place it back. I've been going for
2 months to therapy of extense excercises, but no success.
I ask my surgeon today and he metioned that cutting of the tendon would help. The tendon is to tight and therefore, it is holding back the knee cap from going into place and that's where I'm getting all of the pain. He said that it's a 6 wks. recovery and I would be fine. All of the mechanic part of the new knee is fine, it's just the knee cap.
I'm ready to do this, but scared a little.