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Offline stgiles16

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what does subluxation feel llike?
« on: February 08, 2006, 11:32:19 PM »
I know that this is a tough question but my knee has been doing this weird thing for a few weeks and I wonder if it is partially subluxing. I am scheduled for open LOA and PKR next wednesday so I will find out then if there other problems in there but this sensation has been bothering me. My husband seems to think that I have further damaged my knee in the last few months when I have fallen (a few times). I have had much increased pain in the last few months, which drove me back to the OS and now back to the OR. I also am having medial plica problems, could this be responsible for this strange subluxing sensation?

any ideas or thoughts welcome.
missy
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Re: what does subluxation feel llike?
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2006, 01:31:47 AM »
I have both fully dislocating and partial subluxing patells. Usually during a partial subluxation you get the sensation that your knee cap had moved out of its socket and poped back in very quickly, usually afterward I have always experienced a knee instability problem where it feels like my knee is very week. If the subluxation is severe enough sometimes you might end up falling like you would in a full-blown dislocation.....however there have been quite a few instances when during a partial subluxation i've been able to save myself from falling.

Sorry I do not know of medial plica problems could cause this or not, maybe someone else will.

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Re: what does subluxation feel llike?
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2006, 03:25:06 AM »
Thanks for the reply. My knee feels like the patella jumps out of its groove for just a second and then pops back in. It doesnt hurt, just feels strange. I fall because my knee gives way on me . I have never had a dislocation (thank goodness).

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: what does subluxation feel llike?
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2006, 01:01:58 PM »
Missy,

Seems different for everyone. 
My knees slip medially everytime I stand up.  That doesn't usually hurt, it's when I start to walk that my problems begin.  The patella is always in the wrong place & that creates pain.  Sometimes though while walking my patella gets unstable especially if I make a cutting-type move (turning around) and I have to stop immediately or I'll fall down.  It just feels like the knee will collapse under me - it's a very unsettling event.
Bracing has really helped this condition though, for me.  ~Shade
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