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Offline stgiles16

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strange question
« on: May 23, 2005, 03:37:29 AM »
This really isnt a knee question but it is a hypermobile question. I have had 2 ligament reconstructions on my right ankle. The ligaments have now stretched out yet again. I did not do anything to it to cause this (no twisting or sprains) I dont play sports anymore because of my knees. I have also been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Could there be a connection between the fibro, the continued stretching out of ligaments and hypermobility? I have always been very flexible and hyper extend both knees whenever I walk. Am I destined to stretch out these lligaments everytime that I have surgery to tighten them? Will this just happen over and over again?

thoughts anyone?

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
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Re: strange question
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2005, 04:38:16 AM »
Hi Missy

Generally, from what I have read an heard, that once you are hypermobile, you will always stay hypermobile.  I know that surgery with most hypermobility syndromes is not generally an option based on very high failure rates.  Also, here is a study investigating a link between Hypermobility and fibromyalgia.  http://arthritis.about.com/cs/jh/a/hypermobfms.htm

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Re: strange question
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2005, 01:05:26 PM »
thank you for that very informative article.

gives me something to think about.

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: strange question
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2005, 07:38:24 PM »
When I was discussing mild hypermobility and ligament reconstruction (ACL) with the knee doc, he said that people with hypermobility tend to fall into the 5-10% whoose reconstructions stretch.  He said they can't find a definative reason for it but he wondered if it had something to do with the collagen stretching more easily.  Similarly, on the other end of the scale there are a 5-10% group who end up with very tight reconstructions.

I don't know if there is any research proving a link or no link, but that was what they generally found in practice.

Elly  :)
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