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Re: oohheykate's MPFL reconstruction on 4/14/2011 (LOA & MUA on 6/21/2011)
« Reply #465 on: September 07, 2012, 12:47:20 AM »
I've tried the compression and it didn't seem to make a difference on its own. I used an ice pack a few times but I don't have a freezer so I have to use one-time use ice packs and I don't have many of them so I use them sparingly.

I saw my hip OS yesterday and he said I'm doing great for being two months post-op! He cleared me to go to the gym and swim. He said to be careful with yoga because of my shoulders. I asked him about EDS and he said I probably do have it. He offered to send me to a geneticist but we decided to wait until next month (when I see him again) to see what to do. He's going to do some more research on EDS in the meantime.

Other than that, I'm just having fun at college. Not much to update. I'm in a lot of pain which is my normal (sadly)... I'm basically living off of ibuprofen.
-18 years old-
Left knee;
11.07.08- Scope
07.02.09- Lateral Release/Meniscus Repair
11.11.09- diagnosis of Patellar Instability/Patellar Tracking Disorder
12.10.09- Medial Reefing/Lateral Release
01.11- Synvisc
04.14.11- MPFL Reconstruction
06.21.11- LOA & MUA

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Re: oohheykate's MPFL reconstruction on 4/14/2011 (LOA & MUA on 6/21/2011)
« Reply #466 on: October 22, 2012, 03:39:50 AM »
It's been a while since I updated...

I've been having problems with my operative knee lately. I brought it up with my hip Ortho and he brushed it off as muscle weakness but I don't understand how it would just randomly start affecting me. I'm gonna start going to the gym and I don't have my brace and I'm really worried about my kneecap mal-tracking. I can feel it when I'm walking so it's just gonna be worse when I workout. And I've also been diagnosed with hip flexor tendonitis and the pain is worse than actual surgery! Ughhh. I'm trying to work through it.
-18 years old-
Left knee;
11.07.08- Scope
07.02.09- Lateral Release/Meniscus Repair
11.11.09- diagnosis of Patellar Instability/Patellar Tracking Disorder
12.10.09- Medial Reefing/Lateral Release
01.11- Synvisc
04.14.11- MPFL Reconstruction
06.21.11- LOA & MUA

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Re: oohheykate's MPFL reconstruction on 4/14/2011 (LOA & MUA on 6/21/2011)
« Reply #467 on: September 24, 2013, 03:10:31 AM »
Wow, it's been over a year since I've posted on here.

My operative knee is doing as good as it could possibly be doing. Some weeks are better than others. I'm dealing with it. I feel good enough to get back into soccer at some point but that is probably going to be put on hold (AGAIN) when I just started looking into teams because I am 99% sure that I re-tore the cartilage in my hip a little over a year after that surgery. I really cannot catch a break. My knee Ortho moved 1000 miles away so I'm seeing my hip Ortho for everything now. I see him on October 30th for my hip but we all know I'll be talking about all of my other joints too. I just got a job that will require me to be on my feet all day so I'm hoping my knees and hip can take it.

I wonder who even is on this site anymore! I hope everyone is doing well.
-18 years old-
Left knee;
11.07.08- Scope
07.02.09- Lateral Release/Meniscus Repair
11.11.09- diagnosis of Patellar Instability/Patellar Tracking Disorder
12.10.09- Medial Reefing/Lateral Release
01.11- Synvisc
04.14.11- MPFL Reconstruction
06.21.11- LOA & MUA