yes the reason he wants to release my patella is because my patella is stuck and wont move at all. that may be why i cant bend my knee at all. he said there is probaly some scar tissue in the preventing it. theis is my 3rd surgery in one yr. long story short i had surgery last years from a different dr. he really messed my knee up. i went in for a meniscus tear, apparently the dr never fixed it. so i went and met my dr i have now he scoped me in jan fixed my meniscus which was also discoid, then few months later my valgus got bad. so we did a open wedge femoral osteotomy 5 weeks ago. im healing real good. minimal pain. only pain i feel is in my knee cap.