The WAITING ROOM => GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads) => Topic started by: sabra on October 04, 2011, 05:29:02 PM

Title: Patellofemoral joint replacement
Post by: sabra on October 04, 2011, 05:29:02 PM

I am new to this forum. I injured my right knee almost 3 years ago and was having difficulty coming down the stairs. I was subsequently diagnosed with patellofemoral joiny dysfunction. I also had a car accident involving the same knee 10 years ago where my knee hit the dashboard but did not have any problems after that. My initial MRI was normal. Subsequently I went to PT where they gave me wrong exercises and tightened by IT band and ended up damaging my knee cap with grade 3 chondromalacia. I saw another OS who said I could quad strenthening I will be fine. I continue to have clicking, popping, grinding and pain even when I keep my knee bend for more than 15-30 min. At this point I do not know what to do. I am only 40 yrs old. My OS does nor do PFJR and was wondering somebody in this forum knew if OS did this in Houston. Also I was wondering if anybody on this forum had an idea as to what should I do at this point.
Title: Re: Patellofemoral joint replacement
Post by: LisaDX on October 04, 2011, 05:50:23 PM
I've been looking for PFJR info for a couple of days myself!  Has your doc suggested anything other than PFJR, like Supartz joint fluid replacement or other non-surgical options?  I'm 50 and have had almost the same symptoms as you for more years than I like to think about.  Friends have had good results with Supartz, even if I haven't.  Was the chondromalacia diagnosed through MRI?  Any other findings, like OA?  I know, too many questions.  I feel the same way! 
Title: Re: Patellofemoral joint replacement
Post by: KW on October 04, 2011, 11:25:06 PM
Sabra - Use the search feather to look for posts by DrMark.  You will find some great information and possibly a OS in Houston.  DrMark is very will thought of by many on this sight...not just for the time he takes posting responses but also as a fantastic OS (I have not had the pleasure of seeing him but have read many posing of those who have).

Best of luck,