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Offline Sandy_F

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Patella Tendon Release
« on: March 03, 2005, 01:26:36 PM »
Has anyone ever had a patella tendon release?  I am a TKR patient that had a spacer exchange in October 2004.  I have had problems with the patella tendon since the original replacement over three years ago.  My new OS that did the revision said that I have problems with inflamation and ecocentric motion and we are trying therapy for a while.  I was told that 10 percent of the people that have this problem needs the patella tendon release.  I really don't want another surgery but if that is what it takes to make this poor old knee more normal, I may consider it.  I can't find much that describes the surgrey and the recovery.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks.
Right knee - 14 surgeries including a fulkerson, patellectomy and finally a TKR.  Left knee - Lateral release, microfracture, TKR, then another LR, spacer replacement.