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Offline Sye

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Hi I'm New..
« on: October 20, 2005, 12:23:17 AM »

I'm Sandie & i'm 18.

I have subluxation of the patella, Trochlear dysplasia & patella alta of both knees. I have had both knees operated on (lateral release etc.) but unfortunatly i have been having more problems with my left knee. I was at the hospital today & was told that i'm going to get an operation in roughly 6/7 weeks time to investigate further.
They also mentioned that i could get another operation which they don't like doing as it could leave my leg cripped - where they removed 3" of bone & place a screw in my knee...?! (Anyone heard of this?!)

All this is causing me great distress & pain (Physically & emotionally) as i have 4 horses & have had to give up riding due to the pain.

Offline mhsflute07

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Re: Hi I'm New..
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2005, 01:15:21 AM »
Hi Sande,

Welcome! Sorry you have to be here, though.

It sounds like you're talking about a Tibial Tubercle Transfer or Osteotomy (TTT). I've had a TTT on each knee. Basically, what happens is the OS cuts the bone just beneath your kneecap, moves it over to make the knee aligned correctly, and then puts in 2 screws to hold it in place.

I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have. I would also suggest looking through the rest of the particular "The Patellofemoral Joint" and the "Post-op Diaries"

Good luck!

June 2, 2005 TTT/LR  R.
July 26, 2005 TTT/LR  L.
June 6, 2006 Microfracture R.
June 5, 2007 Microfracture & Screw Removal R.
March 12, 2009 Scope and ACI Biopsy R.
May 12, 2009 TTT, Trochleoplasty R.
December 15, 2009 ACI (patella) & bilateral hardware removal
December 21, 2010 LOA and LR

Offline DeeDee

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Re: Hi I'm New..
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2005, 03:14:48 PM »
Hi Sandie

I just wanted to see welcome to the board.

I like Erin said you should try "The Patellofemoral Joint" and the "Post-op Diaries" there is so much info there.

Good luck

Dee x

*Severe Osteoarthritis, Left knee worn out
*I now need a Total Knee Replacement                             
*16/02/04 High Tibial Osteotomy
*14/11/05 Hardware removal plate and 4 screws
*Now suffers from leg length discrepancy of about an inch.
*15/10/08 Bad fall, ACL Tear & Baker's Cyst