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Offline Jo-Mel

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chondromalacia patellae
« on: January 18, 2006, 10:03:29 AM »
Anyone out there suffering from Chondromalacia patellae? I have been suffering since I was 15 yrs old, I went to see a specialist who then carried out a lateral release of both of my knees. After a lengthy recovery and many years down the line, I am no better at all (I am now 34yrs old) I struggle to carry my daughter down the stairs unless it is one at a time!! is there any advice out there as to other remedies for this?? Should I go back to the doctors?? (I have been delaying this as I don't really want another operation!). I feel like this has effected my life too much (I went to a Hen night and danced all night long  - could barely walk the next day and it took several days more before I couldn't feel pain to that extent again). Is it possible that leaving this unchecked could lead to arthritis??

Offline csangel

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Re: chondromalacia patellae
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2006, 05:48:49 PM »
Hi there.

I have recently been told i have chondromalacia, but mine's due to hormones apparently. i'm not really an expert on the subject but it is probably a good idea to go back to youre doc. you can let him know you don't want to go down the operation route again, and he might be able to suggest something else.

Lucy

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Re: chondromalacia patellae
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2006, 09:40:50 PM »
I was under the impression that arthritis occurs if the condition is not addressed.

I say get a new doctor and get evaluated.
partial meniscectomy and plica ressection -- Sept. 05
chondromalacia patella -- Jan. 05

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Re: chondromalacia patellae
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2006, 04:30:38 AM »
Go see an OS that specializes in knees.  A MUST!  If you've had that much of a problem for that long, I would venture to say you probably have OA.  I have severe OA on both kneecaps.  Just had an LR on left.  Said that one on right wouldn't help. 

You won't know until they take x-rays.  They can usually tell with just an xray.  I saw 5 docs, and all saw it on an x-ray.  I also had MRI later.  Good luck,

Cindy















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