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Offline Alyce

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Do I have to be a nice girl?
« on: July 29, 2005, 01:14:05 AM »
I have decided after thee years of failed surgeries that I will do some research as to why I still have chronic pain, and virtually no ability to reume any exercise program.  I guess when riding the noodle in the pool for 10 minutes became painful, I had had enough.  I am 46, and in excellent health.

I am scheduled to have a contrast MRI of my knee in two weeks.  There are two surgeons in my area who specialize in joint resurfacing, as well as the second surgeon I used.  She presents a more complicated problem, as she is 3000 miles away.

At any rate, three years ago, the first surgeon clearly knew that I did not want a LR.  I told him that I was getting a second opinion.  His was the more conservative, and said "he would just scope it out."  I awoke from surgery to discover that he had performed a LR without my consent.  I never recovered from it, and had it reattached a year later.  I still struggle as a result of this unnecessary procedure.

This first surgeon is very well known, and ironically, specializes in joint resurfacing.  When an orthopod asked me a week ago, why I didn;t go with DR. X, I said,"OFF the record, he performed a LR without my consent."  I am scheduled to see these other orthopods.

I don't want to risk being sued for libel, although other orthopods have told me I could have sued for malpractice.  I know they will all ask why I am not going to Dr. X, and don't know how to respond.

It's an all boys club, here in the South, and I don't want to say the wrong thing.  Any ideas as to how to handle this?

Many Thanks,
Alyce
Patella shaving & Lateral Release 6/2002
Reattachment of Lateral Retinaculum & Microfracture 6/2003.
Both procedures failed.  Reattachment was successful.
Lesion remains 15mm x 9mm x 6mm
Tibial rotational osteotomy May 2009
LPFL rebuild May 2009
Surgery for Baja Patella February 2010

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Re: Do I have to be a nice girl?
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2005, 03:01:49 AM »
Hi Alyce, I too live in the South. What state are you in , there are some good surgeons here.

Mine is in GA although I live in SC.

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
LOA & PKR 2/15/06
RA
in pain mgmt
TKR JAN 2012

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Re: Do I have to be a nice girl?
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2005, 03:36:44 AM »
Thanks Missy,

I liive in GA.  Hope you can recommend a surgeon that you trust.

Thanks so much.  Sorry that you are still having pain.

Alyce
Patella shaving & Lateral Release 6/2002
Reattachment of Lateral Retinaculum & Microfracture 6/2003.
Both procedures failed.  Reattachment was successful.
Lesion remains 15mm x 9mm x 6mm
Tibial rotational osteotomy May 2009
LPFL rebuild May 2009
Surgery for Baja Patella February 2010

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Re: Do I have to be a nice girl?
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2005, 03:38:45 PM »
I use the Hughston Clinic in Columbus GA. Send me a pm if you would like anymore information., I have a really good OS.

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
LOA & PKR 2/15/06
RA
in pain mgmt
TKR JAN 2012

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Re: Do I have to be a nice girl?
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2005, 01:43:26 PM »
I would say that it could be a sticky situation as to what to say when asked... but at the same time there is a pretty simple answer. Just tell whoever asks that you had a bad experience... or you could say that you had seen him and he was unable to fix the problem, etc. I would just keep your answers basic. I dont know if you bring your previous records with you... but certainly you give a list of previous surgeries... when you mention LR and then year later reversal of the LR they may very well know that at least you had that done and it didnt help... therefore that could be the reason why you have switched doctors. In the end it is none of anyone's business why you switched doctors. I am sure my current OS thinks that I am crazy after seeing 9 or so different OS over the years for my knee looking for answers... I always tell him that I just kept going until I found him ;)

Good luck!!
Alnee
*May 95-- Roux-Goldthwait & lateral release
*Dec 95-- Chondroplasty, Synovial tissue removal,partial ACL tear
*Sept 04-ACL reconstruction w/allograft
*Mar 05-Chondroplasty of kneecap/Chondromalacia
*Saphenous neuroma
*Chronic PFS
*Aug 2nd 2005 Fulkerson TTT

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Re: Do I have to be a nice girl?
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2005, 01:37:19 PM »


Aimee,

Thanks so much for your reply!  Hope your surgery goes well.

Alyce
Patella shaving & Lateral Release 6/2002
Reattachment of Lateral Retinaculum & Microfracture 6/2003.
Both procedures failed.  Reattachment was successful.
Lesion remains 15mm x 9mm x 6mm
Tibial rotational osteotomy May 2009
LPFL rebuild May 2009
Surgery for Baja Patella February 2010















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