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The WAITING ROOM => GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads) => Topic started by: Em.m on September 24, 2004, 10:28:14 AM

Title: Hi, Im New and need advice
Post by: Em.m on September 24, 2004, 10:28:14 AM
Hi Everyone
I am new to this board.  I have been reading all your messages and its so good to find people that understand and know what I am going through.

My History is I started with Knee Dislocations 20 years ago when I was a Gymnast.  I had my first op in 1983 when they tried to move ligaments around to stop the dislocations.  After weeks in hopsital with various infections and problems I was allowed home.  It took my two years to recover from the op but it didnt work and my knee has continued to dislocate.
I had an Arthroscopy last July and they found that my knee cap is profoundly unstable.  There is no evidence of damage to cruciate and collateral ligament or the menisci of the knee.
They want to now do a reconstruction of my quad mechanism.
I already have an 13" scar and they want to make it bigger, it is very painful and I have to use crutches but I am very scared of this op after my last experience.

(I am 35yrs old  female and have an 11yr old daughter)

Have any of you had a quad recon ?
Any advice would be appreicated.

Thank You
Em