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Offline amy1

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what is a J sign
« on: June 19, 2005, 08:30:57 PM »
What does this mean "she has quite large J sign with active extension.
6/2004 partial lateral meniscus removal and microfracture left knee
7/13/05  open lateral release, medial plication, spur removal right knee
12/06  re do proximal realignment right knee (scar tissue formed ) 5 days post op - fell and fractured elbow
08/2009 - feeling good so far work 50 hrs a week

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Re: what is a J sign
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2007, 04:19:02 AM »
thats what they say i have on my left knee.

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Re: what is a J sign
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2007, 09:41:42 PM »
I think it means that your knee cap is moving over to the outerside of your knee in a J shape when you straighten your knee.  It should go straight up and down.  I have J Lateral Malalignment which I guess is another way of saying the same thing.

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Degenerative Left Knee due to Maltracking Patellar Grade 3-4
Operation 25th June 2007
Lateral Release, Microfracture, shaved intrapatellar pad and Menisci Tidy Up
Right Knee chondromalacia patellar Grade 1
PT and HT awaiting review