I have this surgery scheduled for this coming Thursday after an injury to my knee that occurred 8 months ago when I was involved in a head on collision. I have been doing Physiotherapy on it since shortly after the accident and for the past month and a half I have been doing Acupuncture, Active Release Therapy, Massage Therapy and Exercise Rehabilitation as well. It did somewhat recover but eventually it seemed to hit a brick wall and not improve whatsoever. That is when I started the other types of recovery techniques. My Orthopedic Surgeon now wants to preform this surgery on it and I am a little nervous about the whole idea.
To start, here is the MRI results that were taken Just shy of 2 months after the accident:
Menisci, collateral ligaments and cruciate ligaments are intact.
2x1 cm ossification is noted in the distal patellar tendon. It has increased T@ signal suggesting edema. Chronic Osgood-Schlatter Disease is suspected. No evidence of patellar tendon tear. Small amount of fluid in deep infrapatellar bursa suggests bursitis. Hot f a's fat is noral.
There is edema in the prepatellar sort tissue.
Increased T2 signal is seen in patellar tendon. Anterior fibers appear rayed.
Finding suggests partial tear. Mild edema is noted in anterior superior patella.
Edema along the lateral retinacculun suggests sprain.
Chronic Osgood-Schlatter disease
Deep infra-patella bursitis
Tendonosis and partial tear of quadriceps tendon. Sprain medial retinaculum
Most of the pain that still remains occurs on the inside of the knee as well as below the knee cap where the shin bone meets the knee. My concern is the my OS said that he was 80% sure that he would need to perform the Lateral Retinecular Release.
Something just isn't sitting right because why would he want to cut into a part of the knee that was not injured and ad more injuries to an already unstable knee? My chiropractor, who also performs the Active Release Treatment, said that he thinks that he could help to stretch or loosen that tendon without actually having to cut into it......
Any help, advice, or reassurance would be great!
Thanks in advance,