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« on: May 17, 2005, 10:54:49 PM »
Hi Guys

I finally saw my OS today. Given my previous history and hypermobility he did not have many options for me. Physio or surgery  :(. The surgery he wants to perform is grafting a piece of my hamstring to my VMO ( I think) to help strengthen the stability of my patella. Apparently this is a fairly new procedure so there is no long term studies done on its affectiveness. 

Has anyone heard of this or had it done. If so, what what is the rehab time. The only time line he has given me is a POP for 6 weeks  ???.

As this seems relatively new I'm a bit concerned about going for it and would really appreciate any info or experience has got.

Hereditary patella maltracking. Hypermobile. Numerous Dislocation L Knee. Open LR 01/1993. LR R knee 07/1995. Lots of PT. Bad subflux 03/2005.Trochlear dysplasia.