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Offline Mandy

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OS questions...
« on: November 21, 2004, 08:27:32 PM »

I know that i prolly should have asked this question a little earlier but i just havent gotten the time to do it!  what i was wondering was what i should be asking my OS at my appt tomorrow.  we are basically going there to talk to him about my surgical options to fix my problems (see below).  The last i remember was that he was thinking of doing a diagnostic scope with plica removal and maybe an LR.  What are the typical questions that i should probably ask him tomorrow.  If you have some suggestions, pls let me know here or IM me anytime!  

21 yrs old
12/04: plica removal (RK)
2/05: debridement, LR/TTT (RK)
6/05: debridement, LR/TTT (LK)
10/05: scar tissue removal/debridement (LK)
3/06: screw removal (both knees), debridement on TTT site (LK)
5/08: debridement, HTO, Maquet procedure (LK)

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Re: OS questions...
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2004, 05:07:48 AM »
i would ask him how many times he has done the procedure before.

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Offline Heather M.

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Re: OS questions...
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2004, 07:46:38 AM »
If I were going in to discuss a lateral release with someone, I would go down to the patello-femoral joint section and print out a couple of the active threads that are touching on the controversy surrounding lateral releases.  I'd then ask for the surgeon's take on them--like that LR's are over-done procedures, that they have a high failure rate because of poor patient selection, that they are only meant to address patellar tilt and not dislocations/subluxations/tracking issues, and why he thinks LR is the procedure for you rather than a TTT.  And then I'd ask him what would happen if the LR didn't work, and whether he did any of these more involved open patellar realignments that often follow a failed LR.

Here are a couple of the current active threads on LR's.  Inside these, you'll find links to other web pages, articles, etc.;action=display;num=1100803480;start=15;action=display;num=1100354086;action=display;num=1083261437;action=display;num=1099427950;action=display;num=1098797240;start=

Just a few threads to get you started.

Scope #1: LR, part. menisectomy w/cyst, chondroplasty
#2-#5: Lysis of adhesions/scar tissue, AIR, patellar tendon debridement, infections, MUA, insufflation
#6: IT band release / Z-Plasty, synovectomy, LOA/AIR, chondroplasty
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