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Re: Patella stabilisation post op diary
« Reply #570 on: March 10, 2009, 08:45:02 PM »
Hi Joanne,

I am soooo sorry to hear what you went through with your OS appointment. Seriously, I wouldn't bother going back to him at all. He's obviously given up and keeps blaming your quads. Also your PT has no idea what they are doing. It actually scars me.

One thing you could do is email my OS in Melbourne to see if he knows of any one good in Scotland or in the top part of England. I will email you with his contact details. I wish I could send him over to you.

Another idea would be to email Pure Sports Medicine in London to see if they could give you some names of some good patella specialists in Scotland or the upper part of England. Their website is www.puresportsmed.com They are a great clinic and was a patient there when I lived in London for a couple of years.

One more idea, there is a top patella specialist in Norwich called Simon Donnell. I know a lot of people travel a fair way to see him. Tracey went to him and has great results.

I agree with Lenore, it is time to get another opinion. Your OS obviously doesn't have a good understanding of your problem. I had concerns a while ago as you know.

Let us know what you think. :)
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07/1997 - LK LR
11/1998 - LK MPFL Reco
12/2005 - RK LR Repair
07/2006 - LK MPFL Repair
11/2006 - LK LR Repair
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Re: Patella stabilisation post op diary
« Reply #571 on: March 14, 2009, 06:56:02 AM »
I forwarded all my info onto a friend who works in philadelphia. He said )he was a soccer player here and now works there) he knows some well know OS in Philli and he is going to show them my case history for advice. Dont know their names but I hope its progress !!!!

On another note I have had a bit of a shock this week. I dont want to post here but if you PM me or can we meet in chat sometime ?
I will fill you in then, still a bit speechles.
11/5/07 LR right knee and cartilage tidied up
6/8/07 Knee aspiration, steroid injection- more physio
22/8/07 Knee to be scoped for answers
16/5/08 Patella stabilisation for  subluxations
24/6/08 Infection -hospitalised for a week. Debridement surgery
21/11/08 Repeat patella stabilisation performed

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Re: Patella stabilisation post op diary
« Reply #572 on: March 14, 2009, 07:52:11 PM »
That's great Joanne,  hope your friend in Philadelphia can get answers from the OS there. 

Hope your shock was short lived and nothing you can't deal with.  You really do have so much going on. 

Thinking of you.
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11/07  ACL allograft, Posterolateral corner recon
01/09  Scope for scar tissue, notchplasty
02/09  Diagnosed w/arthrofibrosis/IPCS
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05/09  MUA
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Re: Patella stabilisation post op diary
« Reply #573 on: March 14, 2009, 10:40:27 PM »
Hey Joanne,

That's great news. I hope you hear something soon.

Sent you another email. Hope you're ok. Thinking of you heaps. xx


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07/1997 - LK LR
11/1998 - LK MPFL Reco
12/2005 - RK LR Repair
07/2006 - LK MPFL Repair
11/2006 - LK LR Repair
22/05/08 - LK Trochleoplasty
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07/03/11 - RK Chrondroplasty

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Re: Patella stabilisation post op diary
« Reply #574 on: March 15, 2009, 07:38:01 PM »
Thanks guys - I see the OS again tomorrow.

My shock will be  alot longer lived Lenore and changes everything for me with no doubt serious effects for the knee. I am not ready to post for public consumption but will PM you. I have worries how my knee will cope.

Anyway tomorrow will tell a tale.
Kirsty thanks so much for your emails

Hope everyone else is ok.
11/5/07 LR right knee and cartilage tidied up
6/8/07 Knee aspiration, steroid injection- more physio
22/8/07 Knee to be scoped for answers
16/5/08 Patella stabilisation for  subluxations
24/6/08 Infection -hospitalised for a week. Debridement surgery
21/11/08 Repeat patella stabilisation performed

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Re: Patella stabilisation post op diary
« Reply #575 on: March 16, 2009, 09:08:56 AM »
Hi Joanne,

Good luck for seeing the OS today. Hope he is in a better mood and has more answers. Good idea taking someone else with you.

No worries, I really care and sorry what you are going through with your knee right now. You don't deserve it. I hope you can find someone that can help you soon. Sounds like your OS and PT are giving up. I hate that feeling.

Been in a lot of pain today, but feeling quite a bit better tonight. Updated on my diary.
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07/1997 - LK LR
11/1998 - LK MPFL Reco
12/2005 - RK LR Repair
07/2006 - LK MPFL Repair
11/2006 - LK LR Repair
22/05/08 - LK Trochleoplasty
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07/03/11 - RK Chrondroplasty

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Re: Patella stabilisation post op diary
« Reply #576 on: March 16, 2009, 04:31:37 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Well I had a GREAT OS apt today I am so releived and pleased. He was at some metting Friday where many surgeons from the UK get together and study cases. One came up that he said was exactly like me. He said it was rare and something to do with the LR and they would revisit it and reconstruct it but I do need to get the muscle nerve fibre testing first so they can look as to where. That and some other wee bits but that the problem all lies on the lateral side. He sais this case they looked at was a person with my history hypermobility and exactly same muscle function problem after the LR......I wont bore you with the full story but I feel so happy to know I am not a freak of nature and someone else has what I have had.

On another note I now have got my head round my news.


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It was a huge shock and very definitely not planned. I was so worried about my knee and the OS says that we will take it as it comes, if my ligaments soften greatly then we will look to do the surgery at a more safe stage ( I am only 6 weeks) and if we can wait til afterwards.

I am in shock a bit still and worry how I am going to carry the weight and have so many concerns, but I feel boyuant today as I dont feel alone anymore, I have an actual condition others have had and there may be a way out of it. The pg we will all have to work with.

So I havent told many people yet and not my kids as I have been on tramadol and its not advisable in pg. So I am praying all is well with the baby and no damage is done and just wish I could get an early scan to ensure all is ok. I would be so grateful for any prayers in the hope its going to be ok.

There I have said it......still cant quite believe it but at least I can say it now. Its taken me several days to get this far.
11/5/07 LR right knee and cartilage tidied up
6/8/07 Knee aspiration, steroid injection- more physio
22/8/07 Knee to be scoped for answers
16/5/08 Patella stabilisation for  subluxations
24/6/08 Infection -hospitalised for a week. Debridement surgery
21/11/08 Repeat patella stabilisation performed

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Re: Patella stabilisation post op diary
« Reply #577 on: March 16, 2009, 05:46:26 PM »
Oh yeah, I love seeing all those grinning faces!  So glad to hear you had a good OS visit. So other than the muscle nerve fibre testing what is the next course of action?  And did you discuss your other situation?

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07/07  Injured @ Taekwondo
11/07  ACL allograft, Posterolateral corner recon
01/09  Scope for scar tissue, notchplasty
02/09  Diagnosed w/arthrofibrosis/IPCS
04/09  Scope for scar tissue, lateral/medial release
05/09  MUA
11/09  Scope for scar tissue, chondroplasty
Learning to "live with it"

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Re: Patella stabilisation post op diary
« Reply #578 on: March 17, 2009, 01:21:01 AM »
Hi Joanne,

I am glad that you got more answers.

Would still be seeking another opinion though. He should have known that could happen. My OS was certainly aware of medial instability being a side effect of a lateral release and was prepared to work with me to resolve it. Fortunately my left knee is totally fixed. Yeah !! Just need the right one sorted. Will be speaking to my OS about that in August when I see him.

Would definitely ask about a MPFL reconstruction. My OS did one after my LR as it was really loose on my lateral side too, like yours is now.

Great news all round. I guess you just need to take one step at a time.
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07/1997 - LK LR
11/1998 - LK MPFL Reco
12/2005 - RK LR Repair
07/2006 - LK MPFL Repair
11/2006 - LK LR Repair
22/05/08 - LK Trochleoplasty
11/02/10 - RK Trochleoplasty
07/03/11 - RK Chrondroplasty

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Re: Patella stabilisation post op diary
« Reply #579 on: March 17, 2009, 04:17:41 PM »
hey Joanne!

I'm happy to hear that your OS now feels like he can help you. The first message I read on your thread didn't sound very positive. But as I made my way to more recent posts, I was delighted to read more hopeful news.

And super congrats on your pregnancy!! I've not had a baby (yet!lol) but can imagine the strain it puts on knees. but your OS will help monitor you and I know everything will work out. I'm so happy for you!! Things are looking up! How many children do you have? I don't remember.

Have an great day! Xoxo
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Re: Patella stabilisation post op diary
« Reply #580 on: March 18, 2009, 08:53:14 AM »
Thanks nevella :-*

It's really starting to sink in as I had been feeling unwell but thought I had a touch of food poisoning last week. However I feel very sicky and so far have managed to not throw up.

I have 2 little girls already Nevella who are 4 and 7, and was very very sick with them and had complicated pregnancies that meant I visited hosp a lot. I so far have not had great pregnancies so I am worried over that plus my knee. The OS said as pregnancy softens and loosens ligaments to prepare your pelvis to open slightly for birth that the obvious down side in the ligaments in my knee means I may have to face surgery at a safer stage of pregnancy. However one step at a time , I am going to need this surgery it's just a case of before or after baby. If it was safe before would be easier for me to cope with as on crutches with new baby is not an option and realistically I don't think there is a suitable time in the first 2 years that I could do it.

However I was super shocked at first- super shocked and it has taken a few days for me to cope.

However one week at a time and I am just trying to not think too far ahead .

How are you doing ?
11/5/07 LR right knee and cartilage tidied up
6/8/07 Knee aspiration, steroid injection- more physio
22/8/07 Knee to be scoped for answers
16/5/08 Patella stabilisation for  subluxations
24/6/08 Infection -hospitalised for a week. Debridement surgery
21/11/08 Repeat patella stabilisation performed

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Re: Patella stabilisation post op diary
« Reply #581 on: March 18, 2009, 09:31:17 AM »
Hi Joanne,

Pleased to hear that you are taking one thing at a time. It is a good approach to have.

Not been feeling great today after the Boxer attacked Rusty. He wouldn't even hurt a flee !! I contacted my OS's rooms today. Updated more on my diary.

Resting up now as I am in a lot of pain.
11/1996 - RK LR
07/1997 - LK LR
11/1998 - LK MPFL Reco
12/2005 - RK LR Repair
07/2006 - LK MPFL Repair
11/2006 - LK LR Repair
22/05/08 - LK Trochleoplasty
11/02/10 - RK Trochleoplasty
07/03/11 - RK Chrondroplasty

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Re: Patella stabilisation post op diary
« Reply #582 on: March 18, 2009, 09:43:41 AM »
Sounds like you're keeping a pretty good attitude about all this Joanne.  I'm glad to see it.  Maybe this pregnancy will be the easy one and you'll be surprised.  One step at a time is the best approach.  You'll get there in the end.
07/07  Injured @ Taekwondo
11/07  ACL allograft, Posterolateral corner recon
01/09  Scope for scar tissue, notchplasty
02/09  Diagnosed w/arthrofibrosis/IPCS
04/09  Scope for scar tissue, lateral/medial release
05/09  MUA
11/09  Scope for scar tissue, chondroplasty
Learning to "live with it"

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Re: Patella stabilisation post op diary
« Reply #583 on: March 19, 2009, 05:09:22 PM »
Hi Joanne,

Wow!!! What a lot to catch up on! You certainly have plenty on your plate, but it seems like things are looking up all the same. A baby is something to look forward to, and the knee news sounds positive. At least they seem to have a way forward at long last. I agree that crutches go better with pregnancy than with a baby - I was on crutches during one of my pregnancies, due to groin strain, and it wasn't all that bad. So surgery before the baby comes would be good, if possible, though my friend had a baby sling that was easy to get the baby in and out of and would be a great idea if you did have to use crutches once bubs arrives. There are always ways to manage these sort of things. Anyway (((((HUGS))))) and congratulations.

Take care,

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Re: Patella stabilisation post op diary
« Reply #584 on: March 19, 2009, 07:37:20 PM »
Hey Joanne,

I'm glad that you have such a positive attitude.  You seem to have a doctor who is wanting to do everything possible to help you with your knee, and now with your pregnancy too (figuring out the best time to have your surgery). Like Lenore said, who knows, maybe this pregnancy will be the easy one :) I hope so ;)

I'm doing fine thanks.

ok sorry this is short but Martin just got home and needs the computer (I guess that's fair since i've been on it all day, lol).

I look forward to your next post (to see how your'e doing). xoxo
-July '07-soccer injury
- microfracture of the tibial plateau
- arthroscopy in Oct. '07 (remove torn cartilage and repair microfracture)
-developed AF but beat it (avoided surgery)
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