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Offline kelz

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patella malalignmemt
« on: June 24, 2005, 12:00:16 AM »
hi
im new here and have been reading all the post on patella malalignmet. i was born with both knee caps tilted slighty inwards. In 2002 i was reffered to the hospital they took xrays didnt tell me what was wrong and sent me to pyhsio. I didnt feel that it helped but felt pushed out like they couldnt be bothered dealing with me since i ws only 20 yrs old at the time. 3 years on i still have the same problem. my knee burns whenever i try to do any exercise, constantly clicks and stiffens up when i sit for long periods of time. I went back to the doctors today to have confirmed what they didnt tell me 3 years ago. however the doc says that since i can wak and since im not in constant agony and can exercise that the likelyhood of getting an op to fix it is very slim. what do i do now? I certainly dont want to have this problem when im older but the nhs simply doesnt want to treat me. Ive heard of a new op where they insert a heated probe to tighten up the muscles on one side to straighten up the knee cap which is done through keyhole surely they can try this? I have private healthcare provided by my job by axa ppp healthcae however i have missed the sighning up date which is 1st of april every year. I really dont know what to do any advise would be greatly appreciated

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Re: patella malalignmemt
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2005, 01:03:37 PM »
Hi,

I would firstly try to get a second opinion, if your kneecaps are tilted then its possible that a Lateral Release would help you, this is a very common surgery and the outcome for tilted kneecaps, I think, is fairly good, I would recommend you firstly see a knee specialist to get a second opinion before deciding to go ahead with anything.  (I'm also with PPP and have found them to be extremely helpful).  Good luck.

Natalie.
Dislocations since age 12
Trochlear Dysplasia
Maltracking
Hypermobile
LR/MR-failed
TTT, LR, MR L knee 95-Success
TTT, LR, MR R 02-Success
Screws out
Partial tear ACL
Severe end stage OA
4 Debridements
Partial Meniscectomy
Failed Microfracture
11mm Defect LFC
Bone Spurs, Kissing Lesions