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Offline ELLEN

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Repeated Patellar Shaving
« on: September 22, 2002, 05:39:01 PM »
I have had my patella shaved 4 times.  I have wondered why they keep doing it and what would be long term effect.  Long term effect TKR (but wont do at 40) so fulkerson is option.

Ive asked why, answer too chipped looks like shreded wheat cereal.  But what I didn't understand is there has to be some other way than constantly removing cartlidge, and why not try to replace with new cartlidge from a doner.

Before a Dr. wants to shave ask him what other options and how many more times will it have to be done.

I have been told by current dr. that this is why I am where I am today.   TOO MANY PATELLA SHAVINGS!!
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