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Offline Squeak

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Patello femoral joint
« on: February 16, 2005, 06:53:55 PM »

I have just had an ~Arthroscopy & lateral release and the surgeon has told me that he found my Patello femoral joint showed fairly severe tilting of the patella and overhanging.  Does anyone know whether this means more surgery.
I have got to go back to see the specialist on 31st March and would like to know a bit more about it before I go to see him.

Thanks  Ben 8) 8)

Offline Janet

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Re: Patello femoral joint
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2005, 08:18:51 PM »
Usually a lateral release is the procedure they use to correct a lateral tilt. In fact, that is the reason to do a LR. Hopefully he will be able to tell you what the tilt and overhang were before the procedure, and how much he was able to correct it.

Torn quad tendon repair & VMO advancement 4/99, MUA with LOA 10/99, Patella baja and arthrofibrosis, LR & medial release & LOA 5/01, LOA & chondroplasty 6/03,TKR on 11/06, MUA 12/06. From perfect knees to a TKR in 7 years, all from a fall on a wet floor...and early undiagnosed scar tissue.