Hi guys I was after some advise.
I had a VI TPF fracture in 2009 which resulted in a plate/6 screws and a long recovery time!
I had the hardware removed 2010 and a year later some torn cartilage repaired/removed. I have tried to put this all behind me but I am still in a lot of pain. Some days are okay whilst others are an absolute nightmare.
I struggle as I can't straighten this knee, and one leg is therefore a little longer than the other. This in turn also causes hip and back pain. GP suggested getting a wedge in my shoe and referred my back to the specialist.
Surgeon x-rayed again last week and advised that my knee joint is approx 5 degrees out and my joint is already showing early arthritic changes. The angle of my joint is also putting a lot of stress on my knee cap.
He is sending me for a CT scan and proposes to re fracture my TP and align this again more correctly.
Has anybody ever had this done?
Pros - are that my knee would be as 'normal' as possible and the joint may last me longer (he advises that a knee replacement wouldn't last me until I'm 70)
Cons- more screws/plates
and 3 month non weight bearing again. I really don't know if I could face it again (although this would be a controlled fracture - so not so traumatic in that sense?)
I'm really torn as I am 28 and want to make the best decision for my future. Would it be worth throwing another year away to recover? Or shall I carry on with the pain killers and hope that my knee holds out?
Any advise/experiences would be most appreciated. My family are very supportive but it's really hard to try and put this injury into words!