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Offline NewMom2Brandon

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1 yr post op Elmslie Trillat
« on: December 15, 2006, 06:41:55 PM »
I just wanted to come back and post. Not to many people come back once they feel better.

I had a lot of problems with my knees. Both of them dislocate. I had a LR on my knee which made things worse but I felt better for 7 yrs.

In early 2005. I went in because my left knee was giving me a lot of problems turns out both knees dislocate and stay out only going back in when my legs are straight. It was decided to have a TTT done (Elmslie Trillat). I debated it for months. THen the pain got to unbearable.

It was funny becasue I felt imediate relief the minute I woke up from surgery. THis was the quickest and easiest to recover from for me. I think it is mainly becasue of how much pain I was in. I didn't have a good hospital stay, mainly becasue of the hospital.

My knee now still bothers me once in a while and it isn't too comfy to kneel on my knee but I can kneel. The screws you can feel by rubbing my knee but its not bad. Easy to forget they are there unless you hit it just right. Looking back I would have still had it done. Once in a while my knee will still give out on me but not that often. It does feel a little stiff and sore when the weather changes. I don't plan on having my left done anytime soon..only if I have no choice.

All and all if you are stuck with this as a choice to make. Go for it. the benifits out way the bad thing. I can now run after my 3 yr old and play on the floor with my 4 month old. That is what means the most to me.
Never frown, even when you are sad, because you never know who is
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LR 7 yrs ago due to dislocations
PatelloFemoral Syndrome
Kneecap is always sublexed except at 60 degrees
Elmslie Trillat, MR, reversal of LR:8/16/05

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Re: 1 yr post op Elmslie Trillat
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2007, 11:12:30 PM »
Hi we have such similar stories I had the ttt about 12 years ago now my ohter leg started bothering me and had a lr and now it dislocates all the time. They are both now subles all the time unless I bend them. Im the only person I now who dislocates from a straight position. They want to operate on me but are not sure which surgery to do this time. I will be going to my 4th specialist tomorrow at Scripps in San Diego. I would love for someone to tell me who there patellafemoral speciialist that the had sucess with is.  Thanks Stacy

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Re: 1 yr post op Elmslie Trillat
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2007, 09:36:36 AM »
Hi, I also thought I should come back and post an update a year after my Elmslie Trillat TTT.  I had it done to fix a really bad malalignment of my right knee that I'd had all my life, causing random dislocations.  Recovering from the TTT was slow and painful, and after a few months I needed an MUA to get the leg bending after a lengthy stint in a brace.  All up I spent about 6 months stuck in bed, and  I admit I went through stages where I didn't think I'd ever walk again.  But now I can, almost briskly and I have such an amazing quality of life with a stable, trustworthy knee.  And now we're expecting our first child, and I'm so thankful I did it! 
Subluxation in right knee since age 7
1-3 dislocations a year
TTT/Elmslie Trillat with bone graft on 26 Apr 06
MUA 27 Jul 06