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Offline Seth

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« on: December 18, 2002, 04:00:22 AM »
Quick question - I had VMO advancements on both knees, one failed.  Looking at a lateral release for this one.  What is the normal recovery time for pain free walking.  I'm not looking to play sports, however right now my lateral structures are so tight I have to wear a J-brace to walk!!  Without the brace the entire knee is unstable and the tendons running over the patella are sore.  Are these symptoms normal for anyone else??Once I put the brace on this is all remedied.
Please don't send me any horror stories, I don't like bad news!!!

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Re: Prolotherapy?
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2002, 05:11:53 AM »
No Horror stories, okay Seth I will try not to scare you. ;) It is important to make sure that the LR is being done for the correct reasons. The LR can remedy something like a lateral tilting patella much better than it can remedy something like a laterally tracking patella. It's important to make sure you are a good candidate. I had a LR, not a horror story, I had complications but I had a great surgeon who fixed me up and I recovered much quiker than any of them had estimated. My right patella no longer tilts Laterally. I am still here because my problems are more extensive than a laterally tilting patella, but that problem is no longer present. There..I think I made it through without any horror stories.
Hope you get teh help you need..being in pain isnt fun at all. Take care
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