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Offline Caggie

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Knee out of alignment??
« on: November 24, 2006, 10:19:21 AM »
Hey!

Ive posted on here several times in the past re meniscus problems.  I had 3 surgeries last year 2 keyhole one open to remove a cyst.  Im still hurting and cant do much besides plod about no running or anything (even if i felt the need)

Saw a new consultant yesterday he said hes sending me for bone scans to check to see if my knee is not aligned properly as he suspects this could be the case and said that if it is out of alignment the surgery is not a fun one! Also being checked for osteoarthritis eeek (im 28!)

I was just trying to find out more information regarding what this surgery may involve if it comes to it.  At present Im having a lot of problems with the lateral side of my left knee with inflammation and the slightest hint of anything strenuous flares it up again.

Oh and i also found out my surgeon lied about how much of my cartilage he took out he said it was a tiny bit yet the new guy says near all of it is missing!!

If anyone can shed some light on this for me I would be very grateful

Caggie

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L/K lateral Meniscectomy  in 2007
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Re: Knee out of alignment??
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2006, 11:00:45 AM »
Caggie,

Here's some info that might help..... 
http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/html/steps/step_05_patella/realignment03.html

Your GP could prescribe some anti-inflammatory meds that would help with the inflammation.  Good luck with the bone scan.  Take care. ~shade
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Re: Knee out of alignment??
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2006, 11:09:56 AM »
Thanks for that Shade :)  I cant take anti inflammatories unfortunately, I overdid them when i first had knee problems and now stomach just wont take them :( i use the gels but they arent so effective.
L/K lateral Meniscectomy 19/08/05
L/K lateral Meniscectomy 07/10/05
L/K Open lateral cyst excision 11/11/05
L/K lateral Meniscectomy  in 2007
L/K lateral Meniscectomy 03/08/12
L/K lateral Meniscectomy/Chondroplasty 25/04/16















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