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kind of newbie just sounding off :-\
« on: June 21, 2010, 08:52:59 AM »
Hi guys bit of history about me - my name is Kirsty I am 34 (I think how bad is it that I can't remember my age all of a sudden haha) and in Liverpool - I first dislocated my knee when I was around 13/14 but have always been 'double jointed' my second full dislocation happened in May 2008 in between the two dislocations I have had countless sublux dislocations but only recently found out that I was having them and that they were classed as dislocations. 

I saw a supposed specialist in 2008 following my second dislocation and he done an x-ray told me my groove is flat and sent me on my way and told me to come back in 6 months there is nothing they can do (I was really upset by this) so two years down the line (plus one more kiddiewink) my knee is in agony especially down the stairs, my GP was ready to settle with the first specialist but I was just not happy and managed to get a second referral to Runcorn treatment centre, this time it was so different, I had another x-ray, an MRI plus a CT scan all on the same day.

I was told that they will more than likely need to use my hamstring to put my knee back into alignment (it must have been out of place since birth) and to keep it in place, I have a structure missing on the inside of my knee (he never mentioned what this is), he also saw the flat groove, plus my cartildge has been worn away to nothing under my knee cap so he said that there are other complications hence the CT scan needed - I am due to go back tomorrow - I do not know what surgery I will be offered if any and I am scared I will go back and just let him speak and forget to open my mouth and ask questions

sorry guys like i said just sounding off xxx

Kirsty x
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Re: kind of newbie just sounding off :-\
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2010, 04:19:33 PM »
Write your questions down on paper and take it with you and also take a pen. That way you can have everything you want to ask in front of you and you can write down the answers to look back at later. I have a decent memory so I never write the answers down in the office, but I always write them down as soon as the appointment is over while it is all still fresh in my mind.

I would suggest you take some time to familiarize yourself with the anatomy of the patello-femoral joint and some of the ways to treat various maladies of the joint. It will help you to understand better when your doctor is explaining things.

Try here:
http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEnotes/node/1789
and here:
http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEnotes/node/761

And for sure, don't leave that office without having a good understanding of what your doctor says is wrong and how he proposes to fix it. Too many people just having surgeries and don't have a clue what is wrong or what is being done to them. Scary if you ask me.
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Re: kind of newbie just sounding off :-\
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2010, 08:15:41 PM »


And for sure, don't leave that office without having a good understanding of what your doctor says is wrong and how he proposes to fix it. Too many people just having surgeries and don't have a clue what is wrong or what is being done to them. Scary if you ask me.

I can attest to this, unfortunately. DO NOT let the doctor operate on you unless he knows exactly what is wrong, and after you have a second opinion.
Deeply regret having knee surgery...hoping it can be fixed.

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Re: kind of newbie just sounding off :-\
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2010, 10:50:40 AM »
Lol I cant think of a single question !!!!!!!  I hate my stupid brain and memory  >:(
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