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Offline Alyce

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Tibial Osteotomy to derotate deformed tibia
« on: May 23, 2008, 06:05:41 PM »
Hi all,

I went to Fred Flandry MD, to see if I was a candidate for the hemicap.  I have a quarter size lesion in my cartilage.  I wasn't even remotely a candidate because I have a deformed tibia which has a torque in it, and cause my foot to pronate by 35 degrees.  His solution is to do a tibial osteotomy by putting a rod in it, remove the extensive scar tissue caused by previous surgeries, and rebuild the LPFL which was severed during a lateral release.

After 2 failed major surgeries, and years of PT, I am afraid to even consider it.  My pain is manageable with aspirin, but my activity is limited to walking, and doing daily errands.  I remain as active as I can.  I am hesitant to trade this in for the unknown.  A positive outcome would mean more activity, but what about pain?

He wouldn't know if a resurfacing surgery would be necessary once I was properly aligned.

Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.  I'm a youthful 49, but realize that healing would take time.


Patella shaving & Lateral Release 6/2002
Reattachment of Lateral Retinaculum & Microfracture 6/2003.
Both procedures failed.  Reattachment was successful.
Lesion remains 15mm x 9mm x 6mm
Tibial rotational osteotomy May 2009
LPFL rebuild May 2009
Surgery for Baja Patella February 2010