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The WAITING ROOM => GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads) => Topic started by: sharonholt on September 02, 2007, 08:24:40 PM

Title: Open Stabilization of patella
Post by: sharonholt on September 02, 2007, 08:24:40 PM
 ??? Bit of a long story but basically I dislocated my knee 20 months ago. Bit scary as I only turned around and found myself in a heap on the floor! Subsequently spent 4 weeks in a full leg plaster cast followed by lots of physio.Later found that my patella was not aligned properly and had a lateral release on it by arthroscopy in August 2006. Knee is still giving me plenty of pain and feels very unstable. After lots of physio and seeing my consultant, he has said that I need an open stabilization of the patella. I have been told that I will spend some time in a knee brace following surgery but that is the only thing I know. Has anyone else here had this procedure? If so can you let me know about your surgery, recovery time, etc. Any info would be greatly appreciated. I am currently on the waiting list and should have it done within 4 months. Fingers crossed.