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Title: Patella Alta/Patella-Femoral Pain Syndrome; second opinion?
Post by: jackituriello on February 12, 2020, 03:52:19 PM
hi all! im new here but i have some questions that apparently canít be answered by my doctor, so i figured some of you that have experienced something similar could help me.

little backstory: i have been in chronic pain for ~5 years and starting a year ago, i was finally able to do something about it. i was diagnosed with patella alta and pfps in the right knee. they said it could be an alignment issue so i got referred to a podiatrist and got flat foot surgery and everything was fine until i went back to all my usual activities and going back to work.

honestly, didnít really like the first orthopedic to begin with but liked this doctors office so i got a second opinion from a different orthopedic at the office. basically, he told me the same things as the last ortho and it seemed like he explained it better, but also seemed like a ďgo awayĒ diagnosis because something still didnít add up to me. he just told me basically to quit my job (im a ski instructor but the season is almost over anyway) bc i was causing myself more pain on purpose so it was my own fault and ďdo some more physical therapy and itíll strengthen your muscles and push your patella back down and the pain will go away.Ē i did a month of PT, for my knee specifically, before the original foot surgery and it seemed to have made it worse, but right now he said itís gonna be 3/4 months of PT but wants to see me back in a month.

so when I went down to the PT office 30 minutes later, my therapist was telling me that my bones themselves didnít look aligned. when i flexed my ankle, it flexed out to the side, i had knocked knees, and when i stand my knees touch but my feet are a few inches apart. i had noticed that before I was knock kneed and brought up to the dr that maybe it was a malalignment (spelling? lol) issue and he brushed it off like nothing. but what the PT is saying makes sense.

Iíve already been in pain for so long and PT doesnt seem like itís been helping me. should i find another doctor to go to that isnít going to throw some random diagnoses at me and call it a day with some PT, like at a different dr office? should i stick with the PT and see if it helps, has anyone else had this experience? or has anyone else done the PT to push the kneecap back down and it worked/didnít work?

 i hate to think im doctor shopping but itís so tiring when a doctor seems like they donít believe your pain and give you a crap excuse for treatment. Iíve been in this for too long, i just wanna live pain free.

EDIT: the xray they looked at the second time around was from March of last year, they didnít take new ones, and I never had an MRI done or anything so they didnít do much testing except poking and pinching my knee, also it doesnít dislocate or anything (which Iíve seen in other threads) and obviously Iím not begging for surgery or anything but I was just thinking maybe thereís a misdiagnosis here? or something else that could help other than JUST PT

any help or input would be appreciated!
Title: Re: Patella Alta/Patella-Femoral Pain Syndrome; second opinion?
Post by: Vickster on February 12, 2020, 06:02:55 PM
Why haven't you had an MRI just to confirm that there's nothing structural amiss with the inside of the joint?
Title: Re: Patella Alta/Patella-Femoral Pain Syndrome; second opinion?
Post by: jackituriello on February 12, 2020, 06:45:17 PM
Why haven't you had an MRI just to confirm that there's nothing structural amiss with the inside of the joint?



they havenít offered the option, because they seem to think nothing is wrong. well, other than my kneecap being too high. it just seemed like a ďgo awayĒ diagnosis to me.
Title: Re: Patella Alta/Patella-Femoral Pain Syndrome; second opinion?
Post by: Vickster on February 12, 2020, 06:53:13 PM
I'd get another opinion from a patellofemoral specialist and request an MRI too. What country are you in? Whereabouts?
Have they done full leg X-rays and also checked your hips at the same time to assess for any alignment issues?
Title: Re: Patella Alta/Patella-Femoral Pain Syndrome; second opinion?
Post by: jackituriello on February 12, 2020, 08:07:12 PM
I'd get another opinion from a patellofemoral specialist and request an MRI too. What country are you in? Whereabouts?
Have they done full leg X-rays and also checked your hips at the same time to assess for any alignment issues?


im from the US, Pennsylvania specifically. sadly, I tried looking up any advanced orthopedic specialists and there arenít any close so Iíd have to travel to the next state over in New Jersey. the closest PF specialist is in NY 1.5hrs away. theyíve only done xrays on my ankle and knee, and MRI on my ankle but nothing else. should i request an MRI when I have my 1 month follow up or should i find another specialist/advanced specialist and request one there?

 thank you for your help by the way! itís been very frustrating trying to figure this out when no one around me has experienced this kind of chronic pain and the doctors seem stubborn.
Title: Re: Patella Alta/Patella-Femoral Pain Syndrome; second opinion?
Post by: Userhere123 on February 13, 2020, 04:15:54 PM
I'd get another opinion from a patellofemoral specialist and request an MRI too. What country are you in? Whereabouts?
Have they done full leg X-rays and also checked your hips at the same time to assess for any alignment issues?


im from the US, Pennsylvania specifically. sadly, I tried looking up any advanced orthopedic specialists and there arenít any close so Iíd have to travel to the next state over in New Jersey. the closest PF specialist is in NY 1.5hrs away. theyíve only done xrays on my ankle and knee, and MRI on my ankle but nothing else. should i request an MRI when I have my 1 month follow up or should i find another specialist/advanced specialist and request one there?

 thank you for your help by the way! itís been very frustrating trying to figure this out when no one around me has experienced this kind of chronic pain and the doctors seem stubborn.

Hi,
I am also diagnosed with the same issue. i didnt injure anywhere. It started with knee burning pain and swelling above the right knee. I have this burning pain for past 6 months. Going to PT for past 3 and a half months. No improvement.
I had an mri too.  did you find something other than PT which helps this issue?
Title: Re: Patella Alta/Patella-Femoral Pain Syndrome; second opinion?
Post by: jackituriello on February 13, 2020, 09:59:40 PM
I'd get another opinion from a patellofemoral specialist and request an MRI too. What country are you in? Whereabouts?
Have they done full leg X-rays and also checked your hips at the same time to assess for any alignment issues?






im from the US, Pennsylvania specifically. sadly, I tried looking up any advanced orthopedic specialists and there arenít any close so Iíd have to travel to the next state over in New Jersey. the closest PF specialist is in NY 1.5hrs away. theyíve only done xrays on my ankle and knee, and MRI on my ankle but nothing else. should i request an MRI when I have my 1 month follow up or should i find another specialist/advanced specialist and request one there?

 thank you for your help by the way! itís been very frustrating trying to figure this out when no one around me has experienced this kind of chronic pain and the doctors seem stubborn.

Hi,
I am also diagnosed with the same issue. i didnt injure anywhere. It started with knee burning pain and swelling above the right knee. I have this burning pain for past 6 months. Going to PT for past 3 and a half months. No improvement.
I had an mri too.  did you find something other than PT which helps this issue?


no, sadly, i have not. PT is the only option they have given me. mine doesnít necessarily feel like itís burning, but definitely like a deep aching pain and sometimes swelling right underneath my kneecap. did anything show up on your MRI? i thought about requesting one when i go back for the follow up and probably going for a second opinion somewhere else if they still are no help to me.
Title: Re: Patella Alta/Patella-Femoral Pain Syndrome; second opinion?
Post by: Userhere123 on February 14, 2020, 04:00:07 AM
I'd get another opinion from a patellofemoral specialist and request an MRI too. What country are you in? Whereabouts?
Have they done full leg X-rays and also checked your hips at the same time to assess for any alignment issues?






im from the US, Pennsylvania specifically. sadly, I tried looking up any advanced orthopedic specialists and there arenít any close so Iíd have to travel to the next state over in New Jersey. the closest PF specialist is in NY 1.5hrs away. theyíve only done xrays on my ankle and knee, and MRI on my ankle but nothing else. should i request an MRI when I have my 1 month follow up or should i find another specialist/advanced specialist and request one there?

 thank you for your help by the way! itís been very frustrating trying to figure this out when no one around me has experienced this kind of chronic pain and the doctors seem stubborn.

Hi,
I am also diagnosed with the same issue. i didnt injure anywhere. It started with knee burning pain and swelling above the right knee. I have this burning pain for past 6 months. Going to PT for past 3 and a half months. No improvement.
I had an mri too.  did you find something other than PT which helps this issue?


no, sadly, i have not. PT is the only option they have given me. mine doesnít necessarily feel like itís burning, but definitely like a deep aching pain and sometimes swelling right underneath my kneecap. did anything show up on your MRI? i thought about requesting one when i go back for the follow up and probably going for a second opinion somewhere else if they still are no help to me.
Yeah. I had 2 MRI. MRI shows that patella alta and PFPS. I don't know what could resolve this issue? I am having the same burning pain for past 6 months. Going to PT too. That doesn't help at all. Are you going to PT? I think I have to change my pt. Going to PT for past 3 and a half months. Nothing helps. Only waste of time and money. Don't know what else to try to get better.
Title: Re: Patella Alta/Patella-Femoral Pain Syndrome; second opinion?
Post by: jackituriello on February 14, 2020, 12:32:25 PM
I'd get another opinion from a patellofemoral specialist and request an MRI too. What country are you in? Whereabouts?
Have they done full leg X-rays and also checked your hips at the same time to assess for any alignment issues?






im from the US, Pennsylvania specifically. sadly, I tried looking up any advanced orthopedic specialists and there arenít any close so Iíd have to travel to the next state over in New Jersey. the closest PF specialist is in NY 1.5hrs away. theyíve only done xrays on my ankle and knee, and MRI on my ankle but nothing else. should i request an MRI when I have my 1 month follow up or should i find another specialist/advanced specialist and request one there?

 thank you for your help by the way! itís been very frustrating trying to figure this out when no one around me has experienced this kind of chronic pain and the doctors seem stubborn.

Hi,
I am also diagnosed with the same issue. i didnt injure anywhere. It started with knee burning pain and swelling above the right knee. I have this burning pain for past 6 months. Going to PT for past 3 and a half months. No improvement.
I had an mri too.  did you find something other than PT which helps this issue?


no, sadly, i have not. PT is the only option they have given me. mine doesnít necessarily feel like itís burning, but definitely like a deep aching pain and sometimes swelling right underneath my kneecap. did anything show up on your MRI? i thought about requesting one when i go back for the follow up and probably going for a second opinion somewhere else if they still are no help to me.
Yeah. I had 2 MRI. MRI shows that patella alta and PFPS. I don't know what could resolve this issue? I am having the same burning pain for past 6 months. Going to PT too. That doesn't help at all. Are you going to PT? I think I have to change my pt. Going to PT for past 3 and a half months. Nothing helps. Only waste of time and money. Don't know what else to try to get better.


yeah, i am. i did it for a month last time and it seemed to make it worse. i just started up this next round and he wants me to do it for 3-4 months. he scheduled a follow up for a month so I guess weíll see how that goes but i donít think itíll help based on last time, and by what everyone else was saying. when i go back should i request an MRI? or should I get another second opinion at a different doctors office? finish the 3 months of PT? im at a loss on what i should do.
Title: Re: Patella Alta/Patella-Femoral Pain Syndrome; second opinion?
Post by: Vickster on February 14, 2020, 12:34:47 PM
There's a list of PF specialists here, Scott Dye is recognised for his interest in PFPS (San Francisco, may be able to talk by phone)
https://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEnotes/primers/whos-who-knee-surgery/whos-who-patellofemoral-surgery

There's lots of other useful info around various knee issues in the learning portfolio
Title: Re: Patella Alta/Patella-Femoral Pain Syndrome; second opinion?
Post by: Userhere123 on February 14, 2020, 01:29:52 PM
There's a list of PF specialists here, Scott Dye is recognised for his interest in PFPS (San Francisco, may be able to talk by phone)
https://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEnotes/primers/whos-who-knee-surgery/whos-who-patellofemoral-surgery

There's lots of other useful info around various knee issues in the learning portfolio
Where is the learning portfolio?
I am new to the forum. I couldn't find it.
Title: Re: Patella Alta/Patella-Femoral Pain Syndrome; second opinion?
Post by: Userhere123 on February 14, 2020, 01:33:12 PM
I'd get another opinion from a patellofemoral specialist and request an MRI too. What country are you in? Whereabouts?
Have they done full leg X-rays and also checked your hips at the same time to assess for any alignment issues?






im from the US, Pennsylvania specifically. sadly, I tried looking up any advanced orthopedic specialists and there arenít any close so Iíd have to travel to the next state over in New Jersey. the closest PF specialist is in NY 1.5hrs away. theyíve only done xrays on my ankle and knee, and MRI on my ankle but nothing else. should i request an MRI when I have my 1 month follow up or should i find another specialist/advanced specialist and request one there?

 thank you for your help by the way! itís been very frustrating trying to figure this out when no one around me has experienced this kind of chronic pain and the doctors seem stubborn.

Hi,
I am also diagnosed with the same issue. i didnt injure anywhere. It started with knee burning pain and swelling above the right knee. I have this burning pain for past 6 months. Going to PT for past 3 and a half months. No improvement.
I had an mri too.  did you find something other than PT which helps this issue?


no, sadly, i have not. PT is the only option they have given me. mine doesnít necessarily feel like itís burning, but definitely like a deep aching pain and sometimes swelling right underneath my kneecap. did anything show up on your MRI? i thought about requesting one when i go back for the follow up and probably going for a second opinion somewhere else if they still are no help to me.
Yeah. I had 2 MRI. MRI shows that patella alta and PFPS. I don't know what could resolve this issue? I am having the same burning pain for past 6 months. Going to PT too. That doesn't help at all. Are you going to PT? I think I have to change my pt. Going to PT for past 3 and a half months. Nothing helps. Only waste of time and money. Don't know what else to try to get better.


yeah, i am. i did it for a month last time and it seemed to make it worse. i just started up this next round and he wants me to do it for 3-4 months. he scheduled a follow up for a month so I guess weíll see how that goes but i donít think itíll help based on last time, and by what everyone else was saying. when i go back should i request an MRI? or should I get another second opinion at a different doctors office? finish the 3 months of PT? im at a loss on what i should do.
Which doctor did you go to? Ortho?
I went to an Ortho and had 2 MRIs. Then started PT. After 2 months of PT, no improvement and pt suggested to go for second opinion. Then saw a sports medicine doctor. He told me to continue PT.  So, doing PT for past 3 and a half months. Nothing helped. Don't know how to move it further to get better.
I thought this forum will be of some help. But this doesn't . No reply for my posts too.
If you find any solution that's working for you, please let us all know. It might help everyone who is having this issue.
Title: Re: Patella Alta/Patella-Femoral Pain Syndrome; second opinion?
Post by: Vickster on February 14, 2020, 01:47:18 PM
That link is from there
https://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEnotes/learning-portfolio
Linked at top of screen below site logo
Title: Re: Patella Alta/Patella-Femoral Pain Syndrome; second opinion?
Post by: Vickster on February 14, 2020, 01:53:01 PM
Userhere123
Look for posts by a member called Suspectdevice through the search function. Heís been on a very long (years) PFPS journey and has posted about his experience, rehabilitation and advice.
A book called Saving My Knees by Richard Bedard has also proved useful to PFPS patients.
Thereís also info around PFS in the patella primer in the learning portfolio

Youíve mentioned a issue with the trochlear ridge showed on tour MRI. Have you discussed the implications with a specialist? It might be impacting the way your knee tracks in the trochlea and causing problems to the structures. Also the impact of the long patellar tendon and high position of the kneecap?
Title: Re: Patella Alta/Patella-Femoral Pain Syndrome; second opinion?
Post by: Userhere123 on February 15, 2020, 03:46:13 PM
Userhere123
Look for posts by a member called Suspectdevice through the search function. Heís been on a very long (years) PFPS journey and has posted about his experience, rehabilitation and advice.
A book called Saving My Knees by Richard Bedard has also proved useful to PFPS patients.
Thereís also info around PFS in the patella primer in the learning portfolio

Youíve mentioned a issue with the trochlear ridge showed on tour MRI. Have you discussed the implications with a specialist? It might be impacting the way your knee tracks in the trochlea and causing problems to the structures. Also the impact of the long patellar tendon and high position of the kneecap?
I have been to 2 doctors and no one had talked about that to me. They said i have patella subluxation and alta. And prescribed me PT. So going to PT..I don't know the trochlear ridge position causing the issues. Pt is also not sure what's happening. They treating me for PFPS and alta. I don't know if my alta is congentinal. Don't know how to proceed with. Been to 2 ortho specialist.
Title: Re: Patella Alta/Patella-Femoral Pain Syndrome; second opinion?
Post by: Vickster on February 15, 2020, 03:50:45 PM
Are the orthoís youíve seen specialists in kneecap issues or more generally knees?
What country are you in? Can you access a PF specialist? Or a knee expert PT? They all have different levels of knowledge or specialism (and not often anatomical PF problems)
Title: Re: Patella Alta/Patella-Femoral Pain Syndrome; second opinion?
Post by: Userhere123 on February 16, 2020, 05:02:04 AM
Userhere123
Look for posts by a member called Suspectdevice through the search function. Heís been on a very long (years) PFPS journey and has posted about his experience, rehabilitation and advice.
A book called Saving My Knees by Richard Bedard has also proved useful to PFPS patients.
Thereís also info around PFS in the patella primer in the learning portfolio

Youíve mentioned a issue with the trochlear ridge showed on tour MRI. Have you discussed the implications with a specialist? It might be impacting the way your knee tracks in the trochlea and causing problems to the structures. Also the impact of the long patellar tendon and high positio
n of the kneecap?
Do you think that lateral trochlear ridge is causing the pain?
I don't know the cause of my pain. Is still the same burning pain above the knee. My PT and the doctor, both are not sure why it's happening.
They didn't say anything about trochlear ridge. So, my current PT treatment plan is for Patella alta and pfps. I am also trying dry needling. That doesn't help too. Any inputs?
Title: Re: Patella Alta/Patella-Femoral Pain Syndrome; second opinion?
Post by: Vickster on February 16, 2020, 08:07:56 AM
Burning above the knee? That sounds more muscular or is it due to the high patella? PFPS is more burning around the knee cap or below (fat pad). Does regular icing relieve the pain?

Sounds like you need to find a more specialist doctor or physio who can think more holistically? Has the PT does a thorough assessment from lower back and hips to feet?
Have you had the usual rheumatology blood tests to check itís not systemic?

You might find some useful information here
https://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEnotes/primers/patella
Title: Re: Patella Alta/Patella-Femoral Pain Syndrome; second opinion?
Post by: Userhere123 on February 16, 2020, 11:40:26 AM
Burning above the knee? That sounds more muscular or is it due to the high patella? PFPS is more burning around the knee cap or below (fat pad). Does regular icing relieve the pain?

Sounds like you need to find a more specialist doctor or physio who can think more holistically? Has the PT does a thorough assessment from lower back and hips to feet?
Have you had the usual rheumatology blood tests to check itís not systemic?

You might find some useful information here
https://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEnotes/primers/patella
My burning pain is around the kneecap. But not below the knee, it's above the kneecap.more on the lateral side. I have little swelling too on the top of knee cap (above) where I have the burning pain. The MRI says I have congentinal or developmental Patella alta and lateral trochlear ridge. So, I don't know what causes the burning pain. If it's congentinal/developmental, we cannot change it right? I was selling a PT for 3 months and no improvement. So, I have changed my PT last week and he did dry needling. No improvement yet. He said I might need 4 sessions of dry needling.
Also, what systemic blood tests? I told my concerns to my GP and she tested for CRP,SR,ANA,RA,uric acid, iron, ferritin.
Everything is normal except iron. So she put me on iron supplements.
I don't know how to proceed further. My pt didn't diagnose from hip. They did check my foot and said i need arch support inserts. Also, they said they did some gait analysis.
The way I walk is different in right leg from left leg. I am not bending my knees and just dragging my left knee sideways.
I am really feel helpless right now. Hope I get some solution soon. Atleast,I should get some proper diagnosis and the cause.
Title: Re: Patella Alta/Patella-Femoral Pain Syndrome; second opinion?
Post by: Userhere123 on February 16, 2020, 11:59:31 AM
Are the orthoís youíve seen specialists in kneecap issues or more generally knees?
What country are you in? Can you access a PF specialist? Or a knee expert PT? They all have different levels of knowledge or specialism (and not often anatomical PF problems)
I am in the US. I saw an orthopedic and sports medicine doctor.
Both of them are general Orthopedic doctors who also see knees..not very specific to kneecap.
I don't see any doctors nearby who are specialised in Patella.
Even for PT, all the PTs here are trained to see all body parts. They are not specialised in knees. I changed my PT now. Even the new PT is general orthopedic specialist. Not specific to knee. I have called around many other places to see if there are any knee specialist PT. None of the offices have any knee specialist PT. My previous don't even have any idea about the knees. She was completely naive and not able to answer my questions..they have never seen the patella specific issues.
I am from India ,  currently living in US. I am even thinking to go to India to check my knees..it's been 6 months and have the same level of pain.
Title: Re: Patella Alta/Patella-Femoral Pain Syndrome; second opinion?
Post by: Userhere123 on February 17, 2020, 05:07:30 PM
Burning above the knee? That sounds more muscular or is it due to the high patella? PFPS is more burning around the knee cap or below (fat pad). Does regular icing relieve the pain?

Sounds like you need to find a more specialist doctor or physio who can think more holistically? Has the PT does a thorough assessment from lower back and hips to feet?
Have you had the usual rheumatology blood tests to check itís not systemic?

You might find some useful information here
https://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEnotes/primers/patella
What blood test is required to check if it's systematic?
Title: Re: Patella Alta/Patella-Femoral Pain Syndrome; second opinion?
Post by: Vickster on February 17, 2020, 05:32:32 PM
Burning above the knee? That sounds more muscular or is it due to the high patella? PFPS is more burning around the knee cap or below (fat pad). Does regular icing relieve the pain?

Sounds like you need to find a more specialist doctor or physio who can think more holistically? Has the PT does a thorough assessment from lower back and hips to feet?
Have you had the usual rheumatology blood tests to check itís not systemic?

You might find some useful information here
https://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEnotes/primers/patella
What blood test is required to check if it's systematic?
The ones youíve said youíve had I think. Plus maybe Vit D.
Are you male or female as for women, hormones can affect joints, cause inflammation etc
Title: Re: Patella Alta/Patella-Femoral Pain Syndrome; second opinion?
Post by: Userhere123 on February 17, 2020, 09:44:13 PM
Burning above the knee? That sounds more muscular or is it due to the high patella? PFPS is more burning around the knee cap or below (fat pad). Does regular icing relieve the pain?

Sounds like you need to find a more specialist doctor or physio who can think more holistically? Has the PT does a thorough assessment from lower back and hips to feet?
Have you had the usual rheumatology blood tests to check itís not systemic?

You might find some useful information here
https://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEnotes/primers/patella
What blood test is required to check if it's systematic?
The ones youíve said youíve had I think. Plus maybe Vit D.
Are you male or female as for women, hormones can affect joints, cause inflammation etc
My vitamin D is very low and am taking supplements for that. My vitamin D is 19.1. I am taking supplements  50000iu/ week.
I am a female , 34 years old. My hormones levels were normal when I checked a couple of years back. I didnt check it after that..I don't see any symptoms for that.
I have even tried few anti inflammatory. Tried voltaren gel. That doesn't help. Then doctor prescribed diclofenac sodium DR tablet75 mg twice a day for a month. I took it for only one week. Because that makes my BP level high and also caused some.stomach issues. So, the doctor told me to stop it.
I don't know what could be the reason and also the solution for this. I am researching a lot for this..I couldn't find any specialist or PT specialist for knees in my state.
Title: Re: Patella Alta/Patella-Femoral Pain Syndrome; second opinion?
Post by: Vickster on February 17, 2020, 09:48:40 PM
Did you search on Georgia in the link I posted? Those are specialist knee surgeons, they showed in Augusta, Atlanta, other places
Title: Re: Patella Alta/Patella-Femoral Pain Syndrome; second opinion?
Post by: Userhere123 on February 18, 2020, 01:17:23 AM
Did you search on Georgia in the link I posted? Those are specialist knee surgeons, they showed in Augusta, Atlanta, other places
I did search the link. I couldn't find any doctors/ Physiotherapist/knee doctors in Georgia and also Atlanta.
I don't find any specialist in the link.  Attached the screenshot.
Title: Re: Patella Alta/Patella-Femoral Pain Syndrome; second opinion?
Post by: Vickster on February 18, 2020, 07:02:08 AM
Right, you need to just put Georgia, it'll come up as you type, click on it. The database doesn't recognise state labels. I get 11 hits for Atlanta, none are in the PF specialist list. You can access their /hospital sites and CVs through the names. Screenshot attached  :)
Title: Re: Patella Alta/Patella-Femoral Pain Syndrome; second opinion?
Post by: Userhere123 on February 18, 2020, 10:13:21 AM
Right, you need to just put Georgia, it'll come up as you type, click on it. The database doesn't recognise state labels. I get 11 hits for Atlanta, none are in the PF specialist list. You can access their /hospital sites and CVs through the names. Screenshot attached  :)
Thanks again!!!
I did check for Georgia in the link. It shows 24 doctors for knee surgeon category. No one for PF specialist.
I have been to one of those doctor's clinic. I didn't get proper diagnosis. So, I went for second opinion to the sports medicine doctor.
Title: Re: Patella Alta/Patella-Femoral Pain Syndrome; second opinion?
Post by: Vickster on February 18, 2020, 12:58:45 PM
Maybe see someone else?
Otherwise, could you consult with Dr Dye whoís a PF specialist in San Francisco by phone perhaps?
Title: Re: Patella Alta/Patella-Femoral Pain Syndrome; second opinion?
Post by: Userhere123 on February 18, 2020, 08:18:57 PM
Maybe see someone else?
Otherwise, could you consult with Dr Dye whoís a PF specialist in San Francisco by phone perhaps?
Sure. I will see if I can see some their doctor opinion in Atlanta or try some other doctor in other states.
I am from India and currently living in the US. I am also looking for some doctors in India too. If I get some good doctors , I can travel there to get an opinion.
Title: Re: Patella Alta/Patella-Femoral Pain Syndrome; second opinion?
Post by: Vickster on February 18, 2020, 08:56:56 PM
You can also search the database for India and check the who's who in the primers