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Offline christinaadams

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Poor Tracking of the Patella
« on: October 01, 2005, 11:17:47 PM »
What can cause Poor tracking of the Patella and can it one day just start?

Offline MHillman

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Re: Poor Tracking of the Patella
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2005, 07:52:09 PM »
I have poor tracking of both of my patellas.  I was born with it.  It is a genetic thing for me.  Being female I have a wider Q-angle and that makes the tracking worse.  my patellas sit on the outside of the groove and rub against the bone.  I am going to have surgery in 5 weeks to have one realigned, then the other one at a later date.  This is my story, others on here have lots of info, keep looking. 

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Re: Poor Tracking of the Patella
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2005, 08:30:55 PM »
Hi Christina,

My left patella is maltracking as a result of injury (originally 17 years ago) and one lot of unsuccessful surgery after another. There are all sorts of reasons why this can happen. It can happen suddenly or over time, but as you know, ya don't half know about it when it does.


Left knee surgery
13/08/03-Fulkerson TTT
05/06/05-Stabilisation & Medialisation/Tendon Transfer
13/01/06-Proximal Hamstring Superior Stabilisation
06/03/06-RSD/CRPS diagnosed
20/07/06 + 03/04/07-Excision of scar tissue
02/03/20-Left transfemoral amputation

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Re: Poor Tracking of the Patella
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2005, 08:34:49 PM »

My experience has been that the more active I am, the more problems I have, which I am sure is chracteristic of everyone. For example, I had minor problems in high school while I was playing sports. After high school I was not as active and my problems went away for the most part. I recently became active again and had to have surgery. So, I guess that it is possible that you don't become symptomataic just because you have the problem. But, if you have increased your activity level or started something new, than it just may be starting to become apparent.

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