The WAITING ROOM => Emotional/Spiritual help and encouragement => Topic started by: kera4 on September 16, 2005, 09:59:20 PM

Title: Knee Cap Frustration!
Post by: kera4 on September 16, 2005, 09:59:20 PM
Help, I am so frustrated! Six years ago I had bilateral release surgeries, with difficult 6 months of PT. My knees developed huge balls of scar tissue over the lateral release sites, and I had to have 2 scar tissue clean ups in 2004. Things seemed a little better after that, except I have struggled with inflamed joints in my back as well. Then lately I have developed knee cap pain all over again-hurting badly all around and under the knee caps. Had cortisone last week-it lasted barely 2 days. It is just so frustrating-I feel like my knees will never be the same again. Thanks for listening!  Kera

bilateral release 10/99
scar tissue scope 3/04
scar tissue scope 5/04
Title: Re: Knee Cap Frustration!
Post by: Nettan on September 17, 2005, 01:48:00 PM
Kera, I'm so sorry that you have developed so many problems after your surgeries. Are you seeing same doc all time or have you had more opinion on your knees, if not maybe it's time for that.
Is it a scar tissue specialist you are seeing ? I wish I had a clue on what to do to help you. Maybe you should go down asking this question on "Soft tissue healing problems".
Wish you the best !!

Title: Re: Knee Cap Frustration!
Post by: kera4 on September 18, 2005, 05:52:41 PM
Thanks for your reply. The first OS did the lateral releases. Then I had a different OS do the scar tissue clean ups (the scar tissue was mixed with nerve and other tissue right under the site of entry of the first surgeries). I had a second OS do the cleanups, because I suspected the first OS did a sloppy entry or exit with the arthroscope. This seemed to be true, because the second OS said the lateral releases were done correctly, but the huge balls of scar tissue were right under the "portal" of entry of the original surgeries. Anyway, I appreciate your comments, I will look under the other information area you suggested. Kera