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Offline friendsfan

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Re: just back from physio
« Reply #45 on: July 12, 2007, 12:55:57 PM »
my current OS is the only knee specialist at my local hospital.....i know this sounds like im making excuses.. i need another OS but they all read from the same notes so they'll all cover each others backs
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Re: just back from physio
« Reply #46 on: July 12, 2007, 02:16:53 PM »
i disagree.
they do not all cover each others backs.

Ive seen many different OS's in my time and I have found that they disagree with each other opinions, some are more willing to investigate further than others, some are easier to deal with than others.

Ive seen the 'best knee surgeon in Ireland' - he told me to go to physio and not come back unless i wanted surgery. He ordered no x-rays, no mri, no follow up.

2 years of very little progress in physio I saw a different OS, he agreed that I needed physio but went into great detail with me about the type of physio, the areas to concentrate on. he ordered an MRI, x-rays, and arranged a follow up appointment to check progress. he sent me to a physio who specialised in knee problems, she asked me what exercise program id been on before and when i told her shook her head and said that the real problem had not been getting addressed at all and effectively pointed out the same things as the new OS.

your current OS has been dismissive with you, has refused to consider other options, has not explained to you what is causing your problem, has performed a procedure on you without your permission and tells you that there is nothing wrong.

if you want to accept that opinion then thats your choice.
what you are being told on this site from a number of people is that they would advise another specialist opinion. if you feel that there is no point in that, or that all OS's are the same or whatever then thats up to you.

i hope you find some relief soon. i appreciate that its a very frustrating time for you.
think about what you would advise a friend in your position.
1986 - recurrent dislocations of right patella began
1988 - Modified Hauser Procedure
1991 - dislocations started again
2005 to 2007 - 150 dislocations in 2 years - OUCH!!!
June 2007 - new OS, new physio
Oct 2007 - VMO woke up
Mar 2008 - big quads, still dislocating
Apr 2008 - next OS app

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Re: just back from physio
« Reply #47 on: July 12, 2007, 02:25:40 PM »
OMG!! you are all totally right.. i really need people to be blunt with me,  im going to make a appointment in the morning to see my G.P to get him to refer me to another OS... THANKS to all of you, you've made me see sense   
5-3-07 injured knee-no ROM
2-5-07 LK scope + MUA
26-6-08-LK TTT and scope
10-12-08-LK MUA
12-6-09-RK scope
26-8-09 RK TTT

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Re: just back from physio
« Reply #48 on: July 12, 2007, 02:37:05 PM »
good stuff - do let us know how you get on.
1986 - recurrent dislocations of right patella began
1988 - Modified Hauser Procedure
1991 - dislocations started again
2005 to 2007 - 150 dislocations in 2 years - OUCH!!!
June 2007 - new OS, new physio
Oct 2007 - VMO woke up
Mar 2008 - big quads, still dislocating
Apr 2008 - next OS app

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Re: just back from physio
« Reply #49 on: July 12, 2007, 05:11:17 PM »
YES.....went to see the private physio today and a tiny breakthrough she managed to extend and flex my knee 10degrees...im so pleased, she has given my different exercises to do. she says my quads are completly wasted. im going back to see her next week... but i can see a tiny light at the end of the tunnel       
5-3-07 injured knee-no ROM
2-5-07 LK scope + MUA
26-6-08-LK TTT and scope
10-12-08-LK MUA
12-6-09-RK scope
26-8-09 RK TTT

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Re: just back from physio
« Reply #50 on: July 12, 2007, 06:18:45 PM »
hi i agree with everything tanyap has said in her post at 2.16pm today.

i also have seen more then one OS (specialist) and do not believe they are all the same either.
in a way that is like visiting a country finding one person unhelpful there and saying the whole population there is  unhelpful.
you cannot judge a whole group of people (ie;OS's) as the same because you have had a bad situation with one.

even though you may have seen a little improvement today in the PT, they are not going to cure you and are not qualified to sort out what is going on inside your knee.

if you have been able to see a private consultant at a physio why not go and see a private OS?
i have paid out before to see a private specialist as i was not happy with what an n.h.s one had told me (this was not a knee matter though)

sorry again if i sound blunt too, but you and only you can do something about this and if you feel bad enough with your knee you will do it!!

i also hope you find some relief soon.





i had a motorcycle accident-landed on right knee!(mar 05)
...arthroscopy - 4th feb 06.
...VMO Advancement,LR+JMedial reefing - 24th jan 07.
...28 feb 07 i fell down 14 stairs.....more pain and stress!
...now at PT working on ROM and strenghening

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Re: just back from physio
« Reply #51 on: July 13, 2007, 07:42:40 PM »
hi

ive been to see my GP today who is referring me to another OS, it will be a wait though.. but im hoping to be able to get some money together within the next week, then i will go and see a private OS.. get to the bottom of this damm thing
5-3-07 injured knee-no ROM
2-5-07 LK scope + MUA
26-6-08-LK TTT and scope
10-12-08-LK MUA
12-6-09-RK scope
26-8-09 RK TTT

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Re: just back from physio
« Reply #52 on: July 13, 2007, 07:53:31 PM »
wishing you luck with it!!
i had a motorcycle accident-landed on right knee!(mar 05)
...arthroscopy - 4th feb 06.
...VMO Advancement,LR+JMedial reefing - 24th jan 07.
...28 feb 07 i fell down 14 stairs.....more pain and stress!
...now at PT working on ROM and strenghening

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Re: just back from physio
« Reply #53 on: July 13, 2007, 07:56:49 PM »
thankyou very much :)
5-3-07 injured knee-no ROM
2-5-07 LK scope + MUA
26-6-08-LK TTT and scope
10-12-08-LK MUA
12-6-09-RK scope
26-8-09 RK TTT

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Re: just back from physio
« Reply #54 on: July 14, 2007, 08:07:59 PM »
thats excellent news friendsfan - hope you get a quick appointment and that its the beginning of the road to recovery for you.
1986 - recurrent dislocations of right patella began
1988 - Modified Hauser Procedure
1991 - dislocations started again
2005 to 2007 - 150 dislocations in 2 years - OUCH!!!
June 2007 - new OS, new physio
Oct 2007 - VMO woke up
Mar 2008 - big quads, still dislocating
Apr 2008 - next OS app

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Re: just back from physio
« Reply #55 on: July 17, 2007, 12:05:47 PM »
just back from hydro pool again, she says there is very little change, she is now off for the summer holidays so i'll will be seeing another physio..(again)   im still hoping that i will be able to see a private OS in the very near future... MRI scan next monday on my knee and hip, not looking forward to it 
5-3-07 injured knee-no ROM
2-5-07 LK scope + MUA
26-6-08-LK TTT and scope
10-12-08-LK MUA
12-6-09-RK scope
26-8-09 RK TTT

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Re: just back from physio
« Reply #56 on: July 17, 2007, 02:26:02 PM »
hi friendsfan,
grrrr - i hear ya - i hate changing physio - i always feel a lose a couple of weeks while the new one comes up to speed.
mind you - you always run the chance of getting a better one!

dont worry about the MRI - its not scary, and it will hopefully show what exactly is wrong so the OS can decide what to do to fix it!!
1986 - recurrent dislocations of right patella began
1988 - Modified Hauser Procedure
1991 - dislocations started again
2005 to 2007 - 150 dislocations in 2 years - OUCH!!!
June 2007 - new OS, new physio
Oct 2007 - VMO woke up
Mar 2008 - big quads, still dislocating
Apr 2008 - next OS app

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Re: just back from physio
« Reply #57 on: July 17, 2007, 02:31:53 PM »
the thing is though i get my physio back at the beginning of september..just seems pointless...the main point of the mri is the OS has found some sort of growth on my good hip they are just doing my knee whilst im there
5-3-07 injured knee-no ROM
2-5-07 LK scope + MUA
26-6-08-LK TTT and scope
10-12-08-LK MUA
12-6-09-RK scope
26-8-09 RK TTT

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Re: just back from physio
« Reply #58 on: July 17, 2007, 03:12:20 PM »
but if there is anything wrong in the knee they will find it with the MRI. hopefully.
at the very least an explanation of why it is stuck in position is needed - with a prognosis of what to expect and how long it should take to get better!



1986 - recurrent dislocations of right patella began
1988 - Modified Hauser Procedure
1991 - dislocations started again
2005 to 2007 - 150 dislocations in 2 years - OUCH!!!
June 2007 - new OS, new physio
Oct 2007 - VMO woke up
Mar 2008 - big quads, still dislocating
Apr 2008 - next OS app

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Re: just back from physio
« Reply #59 on: July 18, 2007, 04:30:03 PM »
hi. im just here today to vent im really struggling to mobilize, im still using elbow crutches all the while...my walking is getting worst my left knee and hip are really twisting inwards now. it is so painful to get anywhere or do anything....any ideas what to do from here??? do i see my G.P? push for more physio? or see my very incompetent OS?
5-3-07 injured knee-no ROM
2-5-07 LK scope + MUA
26-6-08-LK TTT and scope
10-12-08-LK MUA
12-6-09-RK scope
26-8-09 RK TTT