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Offline adlottis

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Subluxing cause a torn meniscus?
« on: August 22, 2008, 12:24:14 AM »
Can subluxing cause a torn meniscus?  Is this even possible?  Seems like a long shot to me but am curious,
OS told me he thinks I have a lateral torn meniscus, ordered MRI for next week so we'll see what it says.

I had a proximal/distal realignment with a chondroplasty last year 3/2007.  I subluxed 10 weeks after surgery and again 8 months after but have had no problem since.  So now the torn meniscus pops up and has totally caught me off guard.

What do you all think?

Annette
1976 first dislocation 10 years old
1980 14 yrs old LR, MR, remove chip bone
1980-2005 numerous dislocations
March 2007 Proximal/distal realignment, chondroplasty
July 2007 MUA
July 2008  synvisc
Sept 2008 patellar tendon tendonitis
June 2009 hardware removal, LR, debriedment

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Re: Subluxing cause a torn meniscus?
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2008, 01:15:20 PM »
in short - yes. but you can also tear meniscus just stepping wrong - impossible to say when it happened really.

i had bucket handle tear removed 3 months ago, couldnt walk properly for the past 3 years, OS said the torn bit looked well battered and ragged and was likely much older than 3 years old, he estimated 7-10, yet i only had trouble with it in the last 3.
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: Subluxing cause a torn meniscus?
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2008, 06:12:11 PM »
Thank you for your reply, so now I wait to find out what to do next. 

I noticed that you too have had a TTT, did or do you feel a heaviness/tightness below the kneecap?

The dr. said that all I had to do was twist wrong, and could tear it.  All these years i have been so focused on keeping the kneecap in the groove i haven't evaluated anything else.  I jumped off a concrete barrier in March (yea, stupid I know)  i totally misjudged how far down it was to the ground, I felt okay but again all I cared about was keepiing the kneecap in the groove.

Annette
1976 first dislocation 10 years old
1980 14 yrs old LR, MR, remove chip bone
1980-2005 numerous dislocations
March 2007 Proximal/distal realignment, chondroplasty
July 2007 MUA
July 2008  synvisc
Sept 2008 patellar tendon tendonitis
June 2009 hardware removal, LR, debriedment

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Re: Subluxing cause a torn meniscus?
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2008, 09:42:27 AM »
Hello,
No i dont have any heaviness below the kneecap, my TTT is 20 years old, I think my body has forgotten it ever happened :) My knee was never 100% after it though, I could never run after the surgery, it would buckle or worse dislocate.

Yes, you can very easily tear meniscus, they can never really pinpoint it. Its not a big deal getting it fixed, at least not for me, he removed the torn part because it was not possible to repair it, I had instant relief.
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