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New Girl - Bi Lateral Knee Release
« on: July 31, 2005, 09:01:19 PM »
Hi everyone,

This is my first time on this site, my friend Elly told me about you all this morning and I've been logged on ever since!!

I'd be really grateful for some advice.... I had surgery on Tuesday I had  knee arthroscopies and they said that they did a bi lateral knee release.

I'd suffered bad knee pains for the last few years, I'd really struggled with stairs and hills and my knees would often give way, leaving me in a lot of pain. I'm only 26 and had been told that my pains were due to early onset arthritis and that I just kinda had to deal with it.

I was given lots of pills and referred for Physio ... at my physio appointment they took an x-ray of my knee caps and then happily informed me that I wasn't suffering arthritis but that my knees caps had "tracked" to the outside of my knees ... ouch!!

Two weeks later I'm going down to surgery with a promise that I'll be up and about by the end of the week ... however it's not really the case ... I'm in lots of pain with my meds only lasting a couple of hours and I'm finding home physio really hard. I can do the muscle building stuff but am struggling with the flexibility exercises as everything feels like it's crunching and grating against each other and my knees feel really stiff.

As I've had both knees done I can't really keep weight off my joints so when I shuffle with my crutches I last about 3 mins and then my knees swell up and it starts to feel like they're on fire.

Is any of this normal? Can any one give me any help or tips? …or maybe recommend a good thread for me to read?

Looking forward to your response
Many thanks

Firebug (Claire)

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Re: New Girl - Bi Lateral Knee Release
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2005, 09:18:45 PM »

Glad you like the site, too bad you need us.

Check out the Specialists office and Patello-femorial joint.  You should find information there and people that may be able to give you more advice.

In the mean time, RICE - rest, ice, compression and elevation.  Right now ice is your best friend.


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04 hit by car broken leg, ribs AC joint seperation
RTKR  Dec 1 2005
LTKR. IM rod removal March 16, 2006