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Offline emmajofinlay

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my husbands knee
« on: February 15, 2005, 09:10:12 AM »
Can anyone help? my husband fell off his motorbike 18 months ago he twisted his knee, tore his acl, pcl and damaged his knee cap.
He was operated on 6 months ago to repair the acl and scrape the knee cap.
He now has more pain than before, his leg still moves out sideways and is basically worse.
The doctors have said there is nothing they can do and they can't make his knee stable.
He already has arthritis in it and I'm sure it will get worse.
He can't have any physio because it's too bad.
Has anyone got any ideas what he can do?


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Re: my husbands knee
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2005, 12:12:42 PM »
Have you tried getting another opinion? I know sometimes there isn't much that surgeons can do for someone with a knee so destroyed, however I think getting a second , third and even fourth opinion would be my next step in that situation. 

Goodluck, that's really frustrating

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Re: my husbands knee
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2005, 08:41:59 AM »

We're trying to do that now, but people aren't happy about it. I think that's our last resort.

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Re: my husbands knee
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2005, 08:19:03 PM »
I really sympathise but don't give up. I tore my ACL/PCL and a couple of other things as well and had some of it reconstructed but not the posterolateral corner. After 4 surgeries I still had unstable, painful sloppy knee. 2 knee surgeons told me that there wasn't much they could do but being medical I knew that multiligament surgery was an option if you find the right surgeon.

I went for an opinion in the US but ended up with an experienced multiligament knee surgeon in London who has transformed my knee - it is much less painful and completely stable now.

~Don't give up, if you are in the UK you can message me and I can give you some info
ACL/PCL/MCL/PLC rupture April 01
diagnostic arthroscopy June 01
PCL reconstuction Sept 01;  MUA  Oct 01
ACL reconstruction Nov 01; arthroscopy Jan 03
HTO,posterolateral recon + ACL/PCL revision recons Sept 03;
MUA Jan 04
arthroscopic debridement of scartissue May 04
metalwork removal April 05