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Offline CharlotteNYC

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New member: Need advice about chondromalacia
« on: December 10, 2008, 06:37:26 PM »
Hi everyone! I could really use some help/advice....I am a 29 year old female, athletic, never had any knee issues and suddenly had lots of pain/trouble walking upstairs. I went to the doc and was diagnosed with patellar tendonitis - two months of PT and rest did nothing so I was told to get an MRI which showed grade IV chondromalacia.  Now I am being told just to rest and more PT because surgery is not an option for me....should I get another opinion? Does anyone have experience with this? Any help/advice/smiles would be much appreciated.  Thank you!

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Re: New member: Need advice about chondromalacia
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2008, 10:41:16 PM »
Maybe you could personal message Margaret.  She's going through some of the same problems that you are.  Her profile name is moogie.  She also has some posts under "Bone Breaks Around the Knee".  Take care, Suzanne
12/31/06 tibial plateau fracture (medial)
              fibula fracture
              patella fracture
              (no surgery, long, slow recovery)
   8/1/07  7 months, beginning FWB
   8/1/08  more physical therapy to develop
               calf & quads
   8/21/08 climbing stairs

Offline CharlotteNYC

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Re: New member: Need advice about chondromalacia
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2008, 10:58:22 PM »
Thanks Suzanne! I will do that.  I appreciate the suggestion! Thanks, Charlotte

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Re: New member: Need advice about chondromalacia
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2008, 11:06:52 PM »
I just remembered that I think you have to have 25 posts before you can send a personal message on this board.  She has some posts on page 3 of "Bone Breaks Around the Knee".  Maybe if you answer one of those, you can get her attention.  You may be able to send her an e-mail.  She's nice & I think that she would like to help you out if possible.  Good luck, Suzanne
12/31/06 tibial plateau fracture (medial)
              fibula fracture
              patella fracture
              (no surgery, long, slow recovery)
   8/1/07  7 months, beginning FWB
   8/1/08  more physical therapy to develop
               calf & quads
   8/21/08 climbing stairs

Offline CharlotteNYC

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Re: New member: Need advice about chondromalacia
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2008, 11:22:41 PM »
I thought I was missing something when I was trying to send a personal msg! Thanks for letting me know...I posted over there so hopefully she will check it out.  I appreciate the help so much!

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Re: New member: Need advice about chondromalacia
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2008, 12:19:48 AM »
I had a case of the never-ending "bilateral quadric sublaxion patellar tendonitis" despite months of PT as well. I think whenever you're told just to "let it heal" then a second opinion never hurts (if you have insurance).


Hang in there  :)
Laura  8)

(and a good way to accumulate posts so you can send private messages is by going on the "The Games Room" section of the forum.)
7.22.2004: horseback riding accident :(
5.9.2008: scope + plica removal on left knee.
12.16.2008: de-plica-tize my right knee.
3.14.2011: lateral release + medial plication on left knee.


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Re: New member: Need advice about chondromalacia
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2008, 12:48:35 AM »
Thanks Laura! I'm sorry you had to deal with a neverending situation as well.  I think I am going to get that second opinion!
 :) Charlotte