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Re: Possible surgery, need advice!
« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2010, 02:20:08 AM »
LOL indeed this thread has been hijacked, haha.

Jen, I'm not a doctor or a research specialist, so who am I to say what is normal, but most of the time the people on here that have had or are considering an LPFL reconstruction, it's because they have had a failed lateral release. Either their knee is still messed up and they go see another doctor who decides the release should be repaired, or as in Acheek71's case, it is done as a salvage op when too much was released and medial instability develops. It's not common to just tear the LPFL like in sports or something and having it reconstructed, like as if it was an ACL or something.

It is much more common in the case of lateral instability to release the lateral retinaculum (lateral release), tighten the medial structures, and also do some form of TTT. That's why there are gazilion threads that pop up each day on these procedures.

Acheek71, those papers are tough reads, and none of the ones I gave you are on the lpfl reconstruction (because I didn't have it), only on the osteotomy. I was hoping to find some free papers on that subject, out of curiosity, but haven't been very successful. Curious to hear what you get back from the doc on that topic. I don't want to bother him with questions about it, but I'm soooooo curious of the technical details of it, LOL!

I never condone anyone putting blind trust in a doctor, but I know your doctor will explain it to you if you ask, and he will take care of you and get it right. I wonder if ClippedWings can remember any threads for folks that have had the LPFL reconstruction. When I have some time, I will hunt through her thread and see what I can find for you.
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Re: Possible surgery, need advice!
« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2010, 02:26:22 AM »
Here's the paper I would most think would reveal how the procedure is done. I think I might just buy it.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15525935
Mar '07 - plica excision
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Aug '10 - hardware removal
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Re: Possible surgery, need advice!
« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2010, 02:40:04 AM »
The funny thing is...I am not athletic and haven't received my injuries from sports, which may make it even more odd. I had an initial injury on a trampoline, supposedly only hyperextending it.  Since then, it's gone downhill with subluxations and dislocations, doing simple things like getting into the car, slipping on a wet floor, or walking down stairs.   All I know if that my surgery papers say LPFL reconstruction and the doctor talked about/drew the procedure he did.  I guess I'm just unnaturally messed up. :) 

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1999-ish: L knee hyperextension on trampoline
4/30/2010 Fulkerson Osteotomy and MPFL/LPFL reconstruction
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Re: Possible surgery, need advice!
« Reply #18 on: June 08, 2010, 02:50:09 AM »
Oh I definitely believe that is what you had done, just curious of your doctor's reasoning. I wouldn't mind having been a fky on the wall in the OR to get tge scoop! The important thing is that you are coming along well and your knee problems are going to be a distant memory!

We are all naturally messed up. But we are on our way to new normal days :-)
Mar '07 - plica excision
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Aug '10 - hardware removal
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Re: Possible surgery, need advice!
« Reply #19 on: June 08, 2010, 02:55:16 AM »
Agreed!  About the coming along well and being messed up!  ;)  I've been so happy to be walking again, even with 1 crutch.  Those weeks of NWB are already a distant memory!  Hehe and that was last week.  Can't wait until a few weeks from now when I can say "Crutches?  What are those?  What?!  I actually wore a brace?!"   :D  That's my hopeful thinking.
1999-ish: L knee hyperextension on trampoline
4/30/2010 Fulkerson Osteotomy and MPFL/LPFL reconstruction
Serving with Peace Corps July 2011-September 2013 in South Africa-knee is happy :)















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