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Offline gregandcasey

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Elmslie-Trillat Procedure
« on: January 18, 2005, 07:10:42 AM »
I would like some information on the Elmslie-Trillat Procedure. I'm a 32 year old woman. I've had two petella release surgeries. My left when I was 17 and my right when I was 18. My left has normal creeking and slight pain. My right however, has constant severe pain. I tried to get a replacement but was laughed out the door. I am in the prime of my life and can't even run...walk. I saw a message about this procedure and would like to get some information about it. If anyone can shed some lite on my gloomy outlook, I would appreciate it. I think it's absolutely absurd that at my age and the age we're in that nothing can be done about my knee. I live in the states. I don't know if that will make a difference.

Please help,



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Re: Elmslie-Trillat Procedure
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2005, 02:18:30 PM »
Hi there and welcome to the site.  Here is a page that might answer some of your questions.  It explains the realignment proceedures.

Hope this helps.  ;)  You might also want to check out the section 'Knee Arthritis' - 'Changing the forces through the Joint'.  There are many threads that discuss these issues.
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Re: Elmslie-Trillat Procedure
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2005, 03:05:25 PM »
Hey Casey,

I've had an Elmslie Trillat on both knees.  For me, it was the best thing I have ever done!  I used to be frightened to even just walk down the stairs in fear of dislocating, I would dislocate or sublux for no apparent reason and be laid up for months on end.  I had the first Elmslie done about 9 years or so ago and have had no major problems with it.  The other knee I had done just a couple of years ago and, again, no major problems.

My recovery in total was about 4 months, 7 weeks in a plaster cast with partial weight bearing as tolerated (but there seems to be a different protocol for each surgeon).  Started pt on about week 9, had roughly 4-5 months of pt.  Its a long, hard, slow recovery but for me it was well worth it.  If you have any other questions I might be able to answer, dont hesitate to IM me.

« Last Edit: January 18, 2005, 03:07:17 PM by nmcbride »
Dislocations since age 12
Trochlear Dysplasia
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4 Debridements
Partial Meniscectomy
Failed Microfracture
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