The SPECIALIST'S OFFICE => Joint hypermobility disorders => Topic started by: rdw on December 12, 2013, 05:56:01 AM

Title: post surgery laxity...
Post by: rdw on December 12, 2013, 05:56:01 AM
Long story short...

dislocated the left knee, snapped acl, pcl, and mcl.  Popliteal tendon, too.  the plan was to do the repairs in two surgeries, but a MRSA infection during the first changed that.

Four surgeries to clear the infection, and 6th overall  to re do all the repairs.

The last surgery was June 28th.  At this point my tibia and fibula can move front to back at least an inch.  It is possible to dislocate laterally, too.

Doc says the anchor points are all solid, the grafts themselves are loose.  He says that this is the best it gets, that I am in a brace for life.

I have a hard time believing that there isnt something that can be done...

My understandings that a tkr relies on the connective tissue in the knee, and that the replacement is only for the wear surfaces.  If that is true, a tkr wont really help.

I am at risk of continued injury with this, and need to know if there is an option. Its odd that folks are so eager to let me go with a disability...

Title: Re: post surgery laxity...
Post by: victoriacat on March 15, 2014, 07:16:28 PM
I would research platelet injections in the knees to tighten up the lax tissue. 
Title: Re: post surgery laxity...
Post by: MDAL on April 05, 2014, 10:15:23 AM
I agree with the above post. A series of PRP together with physio exercise could be of some help, not a miracle by any means if everything is totally loose in the first place, but a way to help tendons get stronger.
Title: Re: post surgery laxity...
Post by: Piri00 on March 04, 2016, 03:51:15 PM

How is it after a year?

I have same problem at the moment.
My knee ligaments has strong end point but knee joint is loose.
I am three months after acl revision surgery.