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scope and patellar decompression
« on: May 18, 2010, 04:37:49 PM »
exciting!
12/09 dx- patellar subluxation (not!)
1/10 mri- neg; PT rx failed
4/10 more PT
5/10 dx patellar hypertension
6/7/10 chrondroplasty, patellar decompression, synovectomy and plica excision
5/6/11 dx RA, sjogren's

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Re: scope and patellar decompression
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2010, 07:08:02 PM »
Good luck!!!  ;D

Love your tag of the hottest thing on 1.5 legs - might need to steal that one!  :) ;) 
Bilateral patella OA since 2009, no surgeries.
Euflexxa working well x3 to current
Right forefoot CRPS post fusion surgery 2011
Refusing to let the ailing parts stop me....

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Re: scope and patellar decompression
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2010, 08:32:57 PM »
Hi Kris
good luck on the 7th ;) sorry I am prolly being a bit thick but what is patellar decompresion I haven't heard of that before and need to learn all things knee related for my sanity, knee's appear to be such complex things who knew there was so many things that could go wrong with them, but my ocd is taking over and I need to learn as much as possible lol
Take care Tez
L K injured 25th June 2008
scope Jan 5th 10
diagnosis ACL rupture
fiberous band excised from acl
ACLr July 19th 2010  scope on 24th Sept 2011
ACL has failed incorrect tunnel placement
23rd July 2012 1st stage of a 2 stage ACL revision
10th May 2013 2nd stage ACL revision

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Re: scope and patellar decompression
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2010, 11:17:27 AM »
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sorry I am prolly being a bit thick but what is patellar decompresion I haven't heard of that before and need to learn all things knee related for my sanity, knee's appear to be such complex things who knew there was so many things that could go wrong with them, but my ocd is taking over and I need to learn as much as possible lol

hey tez, actually the only thing I know about it, I got from Lottie! Apparently it's not terribly common. From what the OS told me, it involves drilling a "channel" into the patella to prevent the buildup of pressure I have been experiencing. Sounds a bit like digging to China to me. At any rate, OS says it's a procedure with few complications... the hope is that there won't be other more complicated stuff to do once he gets in... but who is ever that lucky really?

lottie I am at a point where I have to stop feeling sorry about my gimpyness! So when I am gimping around the grocery store or something and get people looking at me, I have to assume it's because they think I am H.O.T.!!  :D feel free to use it for your own esteem!

have a good knee day gals.
12/09 dx- patellar subluxation (not!)
1/10 mri- neg; PT rx failed
4/10 more PT
5/10 dx patellar hypertension
6/7/10 chrondroplasty, patellar decompression, synovectomy and plica excision
5/6/11 dx RA, sjogren's

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Re: scope and patellar decompression
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2010, 04:15:20 PM »
 ;D  I am sure people stare at my traversing wildly around because I am H.O.T. too, not because I am skittering around like a headless chook avoiding children (don't bang into my knee you ankle biter or you'll die a long painful death), steps, uneven surfaces, people with trolleys and slippery surfaces!

One day I'll stroll effortlessly from the changing rooms of the gym to the pool in my bare feet without clinging onto the walls and hoping not to hit a skiddy patch!! :o

Good luck for the 7th!  :D

Lottie x
Bilateral patella OA since 2009, no surgeries.
Euflexxa working well x3 to current
Right forefoot CRPS post fusion surgery 2011
Refusing to let the ailing parts stop me....

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Re: scope and patellar decompression
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2010, 06:59:07 PM »
Kris that procedure sound most complicated here's hopeing thats the most complicated it all gets ;)
Thanks for the info I feel I am getting an education on all things knee related on this board, I guess it's good to be informed.
I sent a friend request on face book to you hope you dont mind ;D
Lottie I have been meaning to ask you what happened to your surgery was I imagining something or were you scheduled for surgery a while ago? I think I would have read about it somewhere if it had happend!!! just wondered I hope everything is ok with you.
Take care Tez 
L K injured 25th June 2008
scope Jan 5th 10
diagnosis ACL rupture
fiberous band excised from acl
ACLr July 19th 2010  scope on 24th Sept 2011
ACL has failed incorrect tunnel placement
23rd July 2012 1st stage of a 2 stage ACL revision
10th May 2013 2nd stage ACL revision

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Re: scope and patellar decompression
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2010, 08:02:39 PM »
Hi Tez,

are you a fb gal? I shall send you a request and a PM!!

My surgery was postponed - saw a new PT who was shocked at the state of my muscles - imbalances, tightness, you name it, weak in quads..she said that having a lateral release would be very tough with such poor strength and in fact I'd struggle with any scope. So, we are attempting to get some strength and see where that takes me. The fix I want via scope (cartifill) isn't available til next year anyway, this would have been an interim measure and my PT feels a better interim measure is to build my legs up. I'm also having feet problems at the moment - typical! I fear something might need doing there before my knee, which is what my very first psycho OS recommended!

Anyway, sorry for hijacking the thread Kris, and keep gimping gals!!

xxx ;D
Bilateral patella OA since 2009, no surgeries.
Euflexxa working well x3 to current
Right forefoot CRPS post fusion surgery 2011
Refusing to let the ailing parts stop me....

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Re: scope and patellar decompression
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2010, 09:49:38 PM »
Hi Lottie
Thanks for the expanation but sorry things are not too good just now for you, :'(
fot all your going through you always seem to be so upbeat dont know how you do it, I really hope things get better soon.
Any idea if the foot probs caused the knee probs or the other way about, or just crummy luck.
Take care FB friend

Kris also sorry for the hijack  ;D   
L K injured 25th June 2008
scope Jan 5th 10
diagnosis ACL rupture
fiberous band excised from acl
ACLr July 19th 2010  scope on 24th Sept 2011
ACL has failed incorrect tunnel placement
23rd July 2012 1st stage of a 2 stage ACL revision
10th May 2013 2nd stage ACL revision

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Re: scope and patellar decompression
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2010, 10:23:56 PM »
Ah Tez, you don't see me when I am NOT upbeat and am lying in a heap with everything hurting and wishing I had my old life back...but.....life goes on, people deal with much worse things and I won't let my dumb ass knees grind me down...although tonight I have given in to a Tramadol, fuzzy memory and a glass of red wine!!  ;D

Foot problems - I have always had dodgy lower limbs. My dad was born with feet that had no bones in them, and spent 18 years in the Orthopaedic Hosp in Birmingham being rebuilt. he passed away a few years back and was born in 1929, so he was one of the pioneers of orthopod surgery. My Aunts have useless knees, and it is obviously genetic! I have had bunions all my life, relatively small but over recent months they've got worse and painful. The very first OS I saw told me to get them sorted or else any repair to my kneecaps wouldn't last. Not sure if he is quite right but I have decided to see a foot and ankle specialist to see what they think. kind of makes sense - when my feet "sit" properly my knees feel better! They just don't sit properly very well now!

Hey ho, I'll get there. At least my upper body is strong!!!  ;D

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Bilateral patella OA since 2009, no surgeries.
Euflexxa working well x3 to current
Right forefoot CRPS post fusion surgery 2011
Refusing to let the ailing parts stop me....

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Re: scope and patellar decompression
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2010, 01:55:12 AM »
Lottie Interesting to meet another good friend of the very helpfull Tramadol I can honestly say it has gotten me through the last 2 years, unfortunatly it is going to be a bitch to part company with after my knee is back to perfect working order, but that is a problem I shall deal with in the future. :P
My sympathy for the family history of dodgy knees, I am lucky mine is puerly accident related' my legacy from my parents is the dreaded dementia Dad passed from it a few years back and Mum has been in nursing home for the last 6 years with very advanced demetia  the jury's out about a genetic link but at least I should be unaware I have it, if it gets me lol well its that or cry>
Sounds like a plan to get the feet sorted out first cos how you walk and even just stand affects the whole body's allignment,
Upper body stregnth very admirable, me not so much :) but working on it.
Take care Tez
L K injured 25th June 2008
scope Jan 5th 10
diagnosis ACL rupture
fiberous band excised from acl
ACLr July 19th 2010  scope on 24th Sept 2011
ACL has failed incorrect tunnel placement
23rd July 2012 1st stage of a 2 stage ACL revision
10th May 2013 2nd stage ACL revision

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Re: scope and patellar decompression
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2010, 10:48:23 AM »
Hi ladies, no need for apol on the hijack it was VERY educational! Also glad to see you on fb!

It seems you two are both old pros with your fancy drugs and war stories. I guess I am still a beginner, trying to wean myself off of the prescrip. ibuprofen before it eats a hole in my stomach (so far to no avail- who needs an intact stomach anyhow?) Lottie/Emma, I have also been having tons of problems with muscle tightness, especially in the hip area. That was the only helpful thing about the last round of PT I did- my physio was manually stretching the muscle. Painful but worth it for a couple of hours after. Didn't know that tightness could cause problems with a scope but now my ears are perked up.


Hope you both are having a pain free day- I am struggling and trying to decide whether to stay at work like a trooper or gather some files and go home. Trying not to be an absentee w. surgery coming but it's hard not to be a wimp somedays, you know?
12/09 dx- patellar subluxation (not!)
1/10 mri- neg; PT rx failed
4/10 more PT
5/10 dx patellar hypertension
6/7/10 chrondroplasty, patellar decompression, synovectomy and plica excision
5/6/11 dx RA, sjogren's

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Re: scope and patellar decompression
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2010, 02:15:57 PM »
Hi Kris
Here's a link to a gel that you might use on the "outside" instead of the inside for some pain relief. It works as well  for me as taking ibupro. I know the link is for the UK but I get a script for it here from the OS.
Also, on the hip thingee--tightnesss--I have instant and lasting--well- for a while relief with dry needling., and massage. By your bursi is where tendons ligaments and other such sundry parts come together. My IT band --which can feel like a rod of iron--snaps across there and causes tightness.
So if your stuck you might try--getting stuck ::)
good luck with the procedure--fingers crossed with you--absolutely nothing else is wrong!!
debbieo
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Re: scope and patellar decompression
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2010, 03:44:41 PM »
thanks debbieo! gel sounds interesting but am I missing the link?

I don't pretend to understand how all of the muscles, ligaments, etc. connect, but my PT has told me it's all way more interrelated than well-bodied people think, for sure! I am not a huge fan of anything with the word "needle" in it but anything's worth a try. Sometimes the massage made me feel like my whole leg would explode.

I did end up grabbing my files and sneaking home, so I am replying from the "comfort" of my couch, trying to avoid balancing the laptop on my wonk knee. Just another day at the office! ;)
12/09 dx- patellar subluxation (not!)
1/10 mri- neg; PT rx failed
4/10 more PT
5/10 dx patellar hypertension
6/7/10 chrondroplasty, patellar decompression, synovectomy and plica excision
5/6/11 dx RA, sjogren's

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Re: scope and patellar decompression
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2010, 04:08:28 PM »
tkr 9.14.09  tibia fracture 04
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Re: scope and patellar decompression
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2010, 04:42:56 PM »
wow that looks nice! thanks! I will ask my OS about it. kneegeeks are total drug dealers... haha
12/09 dx- patellar subluxation (not!)
1/10 mri- neg; PT rx failed
4/10 more PT
5/10 dx patellar hypertension
6/7/10 chrondroplasty, patellar decompression, synovectomy and plica excision
5/6/11 dx RA, sjogren's