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Offline nicknuv

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Cartilage Damage
« on: November 10, 2008, 01:21:32 PM »
Saw Consultant today, following second dislocaton of kneecap. He identified some damage and has booked me for an MRI. He did say that the fragments can sometimes self-encapsulate and move away from the area of trauma; anybody know about this please?
April 2002: Dislocation of left patella
Sept. 2008: 2nd dislocation & cartilage damage; awaiting MRI date.

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Re: Cartilage Damage
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2008, 07:06:07 PM »
I take it from the lack of response, that's a no.  :'(
April 2002: Dislocation of left patella
Sept. 2008: 2nd dislocation & cartilage damage; awaiting MRI date.

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Re: Cartilage Damage
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2008, 07:25:12 PM »
He means probably that you can have loose pieces/fragments of cartilage/bone floating around in the knee.
That can give you damages in other areas and make the joint get stuck.
The Mri is to look after the amount of damage and see if something needs to be corrected.
Loose pieces can easily be removed with a scope.
Surgery 6 times left knee torn meniscus, RSDS,chondromalacia, nervdamage cause constant nervpain,chronic inflamm.
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Right knee damaged aug-06, use brace surgery 4/9-07.LCL tear.

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Re: Cartilage Damage
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2008, 07:44:15 PM »
Thank you Nettan, I'm humbled by your reply given the problems you've had. I don't wish to sound selfish, but my original injury was at kung-fu, teaching a teenager self defence, and the second one trying not to tread on a dog. My concern is that dislocations are more common in girls and I have three daughters; I am hoping, that they never dislocate, let alone twice.

I am now anticipating some form of surgery and already concerned - maybe incorrectly - for my daughters, not for me. I know this may sound nonsensical, but I assume most of you parents understand.

As an aside, does the scope procedure hurt? I know kung-fu does!!
April 2002: Dislocation of left patella
Sept. 2008: 2nd dislocation & cartilage damage; awaiting MRI date.

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Re: Cartilage Damage
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2008, 11:22:09 PM »
hi nick

by the sounds of it u should prepare yourself for something a little more than a cartilage op.
sept 05 lk injury
july 06 arthroscopy lk
sept 07arthroscopy lk
feb 08 acl recon lk
june 08 ttt lk
april 09 mpfl + screw removal lk

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Re: Cartilage Damage
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2009, 01:25:52 PM »
Had arthroscope Monday and feel a million times better already; some severe wear and tear picked which indicates surgery was required six years ago.
April 2002: Dislocation of left patella
Sept. 2008: 2nd dislocation & cartilage damage; awaiting MRI date.















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