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Offline khaley80

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I have seen three so far but I am having a hard time finding anyone who can help me. My current OS is sending me back for another course of PT, but my PT and I both agree that it isn't helping with my subluxations.  If you have any suggestions please let me know.


Thanks, Kate
plica removal 11/2000
lateral release 7/2004
arthroscopy 7/2005
TTT/VMO 6/29/06
Hardware removal 5/24/07

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Re: Can anyone recommend a good OS in the Tennessee/Georgia area?
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2005, 12:35:47 PM »
Kate,

Hi, have you checked the list of knee surgeons on the KNEEguru home page. 

Click knee clinics - then North America - then find your area on right hand side of page

Should be some OS's listed in your area.

Good luck to your,

Shade

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Re: Can anyone recommend a good OS in the Tennessee/Georgia area?
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2005, 07:45:46 PM »
Hey Kate, I live in SC but drive to Columbus GA to see my OS. He is awesome. I use Dr Flandry at Hughston Clinic. IF you want any details, send me a message and I will give you phone numbers and such.
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missy
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good OS in the Tennessee/Georgia area?
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2005, 07:48:37 PM »
i've been extremely impressed with dr. ashok reddy at piedmont hospital in atlanta, ga.  if you'd like any contact info, etc. let me know.
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good OS in the Tennessee/Georgia area?
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2005, 11:17:16 PM »
Thanks for your responses. I know about Dr. Flandry and the Hughston Clinic because the law firm where I work uses them all the time.  But I haven't heard of Dr. Reddy. I would really appreciated it if you could send me any infomation on him. 

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Re: Can anyone recommend a good OS in the Tennessee/Georgia area?
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2005, 11:52:48 PM »
dr. reddy works with the peachtree orthopaedic clinic in a few different atlanta offices.  the downtown atlanta # is 404-350-3540.  educated at duke, residency and internship at emory.  specializes in sports medecine, arthroscopy and orthopaedic surgery. has worked with the atlanta falcons.  i had auto patellar acl recon, slight meniscus tears and a fractured knee cap.  he had me back driving a stick shift 6 days post op and walking with no crutches or brace whatsoever on day 10!  very thin 1 3/4 inch long incision and the tiny scope holes.  so far i couldn't be happier with his work   :-*
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good OS in the Tennessee/Georgia area?
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2005, 01:32:20 AM »
I use Dr. Neil Negrin at Pinnacle Orthopeadics, Austell, GA.
I havefound him t be completely truthful and reilable.  He has several specialties, but is very good at knees, easy to talk to, etc.
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good OS in the Tennessee/Georgia area?
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2005, 01:34:01 AM »
Katie, did you know that there is a Steadman Hawkins clinic in SC? If you are interested, just let me know.

missy
2 ligament recons right ankle
2 arthroscopic,
5 open knee procedures
2 Plica removals
bone spur removal
2 microfractures
4 debridements
2 open LOAs all on left knee
Arthritis,both knees, ankles, shoulders, elbows, hands,spine
Fibromyalgia
Arthrofibrosis
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RA
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good OS in the Tennessee/Georgia area?
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2005, 01:34:23 AM »
Just wanted to say that there is a HUGE difference between an ACL or ligament specialist and a doctor who has the skill and confidence to address recurring subluxations!  So be sure to ask if the doctor does TTT's (Fulkerson procedure, Maquet, Elmslie Trillat, etc or generically called osteotomies) and patellar tendon transfers before making the big trip....

In my experience, sports medicine specialists (ones who mainly see ligaments and meniscus problems) who work on pro athletes aren't always the best choices for PFS.

Heather
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good OS in the Tennessee/Georgia area?
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2005, 02:07:41 AM »
I live in Atlanta, but personally go out of state to see my OS. However, I have seen multiple OSes in GA. I have seen Dr. Wertheim through Resurgens Orthopedics....he is at the Windy Hill office. I have also heard good things about Dr. Garrett who is also with Resurgens and does/did work with the Atl Falcons....he is also on the list on this site. I have also seen an OS through Pinnacle Ortho. He was very nice but didn't seem to know how to treat subluxations/dislocations. You can PM if you want any more info on any of these OSes.

~Erin~
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good OS in the Tennessee/Georgia area?
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2005, 03:54:15 AM »

In my experience, sports medicine specialists (ones who mainly see ligaments and meniscus problems) who work on pro athletes aren't always the best choices for PFS.

Heather

heather you're absolutely right.  my apologies.
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good OS in the Tennessee/Georgia area?
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2005, 04:22:30 AM »
Kara,

No need to apologize for being helpful!   ;D And I'm really glad that you found an OS who has you back on your feet...even if I can hardly bear to look at the power lifting picture in your signature!!

OWWWWWWWW!

I used to live in Atlanta, and there are a lot of fine surgeons there.  Dr. Scott Gillogly is one whose name comes up repeatedly in the area of ACI/Carticel, but I don't know if he is a PFS specialist or not.  They really are a unique sub-group of surgeons, and it's important to see one.  If you see a generalist OS, he/she may recommend something awful like a lateral release, which doesn't do much for subluxations.

Heather
Scope #1: LR, part. menisectomy w/cyst, chondroplasty
#2-#5: Lysis of adhesions/scar tissue, AIR, patellar tendon debridement, infections, MUA, insufflation
#6: IT band release / Z-Plasty, synovectomy, LOA/AIR, chondroplasty
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good OS in the Tennessee/Georgia area?
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2005, 10:10:35 PM »
Heather, can a TTT help with medial subluxations? Also, I have already made the mistake of seeing a general sports medicine person and had a lateral release, which is why I am in the situation I am in now, so I am definately looking for a specialist. 

Erin, I have seen the doctor for the TN Titans but he didn't seem to really know what to do with my knee.  He just told me to keep working on strenghtening and that it would pull my knee back into place, but it hasn't been working.

Thanks again for all of the suggestions.

Kate
plica removal 11/2000
lateral release 7/2004
arthroscopy 7/2005
TTT/VMO 6/29/06
Hardware removal 5/24/07

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Re: Can anyone recommend a good OS in the Tennessee/Georgia area?
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2005, 10:33:16 PM »
Kate,

Depending on your knee mechanics, there are a variety of procedures done for subluxations:  VMO advancement, Medial Reefing, Patellar Tendon Transfer, MPFL reconstruction, and the various types of TTT (Fulkerson etc.).

Check out http://www.kneehippain.com and read through the surgery section for detailed explanations.  I think most of our medial subluxers have had MPFL and patellar tendon transfers done, some of them with accompanying TTT's.

Heather
Scope #1: LR, part. menisectomy w/cyst, chondroplasty
#2-#5: Lysis of adhesions/scar tissue, AIR, patellar tendon debridement, infections, MUA, insufflation
#6: IT band release / Z-Plasty, synovectomy, LOA/AIR, chondroplasty
2006 Arthrofibrosis, patella baja
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good OS in the Tennessee/Georgia area?
« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2005, 10:42:51 PM »
Thanks I have had such a hard time finding any information on procedures to correct medical subluxations. This website is such a life saver.

Kate
plica removal 11/2000
lateral release 7/2004
arthroscopy 7/2005
TTT/VMO 6/29/06
Hardware removal 5/24/07















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