KNEEtalk

The GAMES ROOM => Who's Who? => Topic started by: Sye on October 20, 2005, 12:23:17 AM

Title: Hi I'm New..
Post by: Sye on October 20, 2005, 12:23:17 AM
Hey..

I'm Sandie & i'm 18.

I have subluxation of the patella, Trochlear dysplasia & patella alta of both knees. I have had both knees operated on (lateral release etc.) but unfortunatly i have been having more problems with my left knee. I was at the hospital today & was told that i'm going to get an operation in roughly 6/7 weeks time to investigate further.
They also mentioned that i could get another operation which they don't like doing as it could leave my leg cripped - where they removed 3" of bone & place a screw in my knee...?! (Anyone heard of this?!)

All this is causing me great distress & pain (Physically & emotionally) as i have 4 horses & have had to give up riding due to the pain.
Title: Re: Hi I'm New..
Post by: mhsflute07 on October 20, 2005, 01:15:21 AM
Hi Sande,

Welcome! Sorry you have to be here, though.

It sounds like you're talking about a Tibial Tubercle Transfer or Osteotomy (TTT). I've had a TTT on each knee. Basically, what happens is the OS cuts the bone just beneath your kneecap, moves it over to make the knee aligned correctly, and then puts in 2 screws to hold it in place.

I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have. I would also suggest looking through the rest of the boards...in particular "The Patellofemoral Joint" and the "Post-op Diaries"

Good luck!

~Erin~
Title: Re: Hi I'm New..
Post by: DeeDee on October 23, 2005, 03:14:48 PM
Hi Sandie

I just wanted to see welcome to the board.

I like Erin said you should try "The Patellofemoral Joint" and the "Post-op Diaries" there is so much info there.

Good luck

Dee x