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Title: Anyone had a Hauser procedure??
Post by: tanyap on June 26, 2007, 11:29:37 AM
Hi,
Just received my medical records from 19 years ago - turns out it was a 'modified Hauser procedure' they did on me - for recurrent patellar dislocations. Notes say I had patella alta but trochlear groove not shallow. Quads were equal at time of surgery.
Have looked for some info online but cant find anything much.

Anyone know anything about this procedure?
Thank you
Tanya
Title: Re: Anyone had a Hauser procedure??
Post by: Patty0513 on June 26, 2007, 05:08:09 PM
Hi Tanya,

This site http://www.kneehippain.com/patient_pain_surgery.php discusses the Hauser procedure.  Basically it is a type of TTT that moves the tibia tubercle distally to correct patella alta.

Hope that site helps.

Patty
Title: Re: Anyone had a Hauser procedure??
Post by: tanyap on June 27, 2007, 09:17:13 AM
Thank you Patty,
That was a very interesting article.

Id be interested to know about success rates of this procedure. I began dislocating again within 3 years of surgery - my surgeon says I probably tore out a lot of the repair work that had been done. He now maintains (19 years later), that its muscle atrophy causing my problems, not a mechanical issue with my knee itself, as it works ok under no stress. Im am currently on an new PT program - but my physio thinks that I probably DO need surgery to stabilise - so I dont know what to think!!!
I will be seeing my surgeon again on August 9th and my physio will have sent her report to him then so I will see what he has to say.....
Id like to avoid another surgery at all costs, it took 2 years to recover last time and Ive had constant knee problems since!!!
Tanya