Hi there,I feel for you. This problem can be fixed, but as you say is difficult to fix.Unfortunately I suffered the same fate from my lateral releases on both knees. I successfully had a trochleoplasty on my left knee last year and has worked wonders. It no longer comes out medially. I had the additional problem that it also came out laterally. I am waiting to see my OS in just over a week to discuss having the right knee done.Just make sure that the OS you see specialises in patella problems.What surgery is your OS proposing at this stage ?
Oh!! The clunk...I'm sorry to say, that sounds all too familiar. That was a very life-changing moment.I went through the exact same thing you describe, and it then took many months and lots of research to find the right people to help me with this problem. But you...You are in luck!! I've done all the leg work for you and you happen to be perfectly located...I will send you a PM with the name of the two docs you need to contact ASAP.All the best, and talk in a bit.
Hi there,Even if it is workers compensation push to see the right doctors. I would recommend paying for a consult yourself if you have to. Getting the right treatment is just so important and not all OS's know how to deal with this problem.I was just really lucky that my OS specialises in patella problems and knew how to treat it, although it took a lot of time and patience from both of us.Let us know how you go.
Hi Sandman,Please ask about doing some CT scans. They are the best types of scans together with plain x-rays to assess patella problems. My OS is one of the world's top knee surgeons on patella problems and he advised me at one point that MRIs are useless for patella problems.I really hope you get the right help soon. It really saddens me.Yesterday I saw my OS and am scheduled to have an arthroscope and trochleoplasty on my right knee in early February. Can't wait to have it as I am in so much pain and my stability is not great.
I can't believe that. You definitely need to find a PFJ specialist. They obviously do not have the skills or experience to treat you. CT scans are just so important as they give important measurements of your patella.