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Offline louaustin

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knee caps
« on: August 23, 2007, 10:48:47 AM »
could some one pls tell me if knee caps could be replaced once damaged.

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Re: knee caps
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2007, 12:39:07 PM »
Hi


You must seek the opinon of an Orthopaedic Consultant-

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JohnK/ Manchester Uk
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Re: knee caps
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2007, 06:42:21 PM »
Hi,

Usually you'd have to get the opinion of an OS who specialises in knee complaints. Also, if someone has a severe accident where their kneecap is irreparably damaged then the kneecap may be removed (patellectomy) although this is an operation that isn't often performed now.
Alternatively, a replacement kneecap, which is mostly a resurfacing procedure and other areas of the joint are also resurfaced, can also be carried out in someone who is either too young or doesn't have enough damage for a full TKR.

It really depends on what damage has been done to the knee joint, who your OS is and what protocol they have.


Take care,

Laura x
Left knee surgery
08/06/02 - L/Release
13/08/03 - Fulkerson TTT
05/06/05 - Stabilisation & Medialisation/Tendon Transfer
13/01/06 - Proximal Hamstring Superior Stabilisation
06/03/06 - RSD/CRPS diagnosed
20/07/06 + 03/04/07- Excision of scar tissue
30/07/07 - PKR suggested by OS (no date yet)