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I was thinking of just finding one on my insurance's website because I have no idea when I'll be seeing my GP again but I didn't know there were different types of geneticists. There's medical, clinical, and cytogenetic. Any chance you know which I need to see? I want to get in over the summer, maybe even before my hip surgery but that's probably pushing it. The geneticist at the children's hospital my neurologist and gastroenterologist are at is listed clinical.

Yes, I've had everything done on my knee. The last MRI I had done was to check for an acute injury like ACL or meniscus tear, the normal things for once haha. I hyperextended my knee while on my senior trip and it swelled up a lot and I couldn't put pressure on it or bend it. We're thinking it was just a sprain.
-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 #421 on: June 01, 2012, 03:23:08 PM »
You need to see a clinical geneticist I think. hope this helps.
11/1996 - RK LR
07/1997 - LK LR
11/1998 - LK MPFL Reco
12/2005 - RK LR Repair
07/2006 - LK MPFL Repair
11/2006 - LK LR Repair
22/05/08 - LK Trochleoplasty
11/02/10 - RK Trochleoplasty
07/03/11 - RK Chrondroplasty

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Re: oohheykate's MPFL reconstruction on 4/14/2011 (LOA & MUA on 6/21/2011)
« Reply #422 on: June 02, 2012, 12:55:05 AM »
Thanks! I'll try to set that up as soon as my insurance gets reinstated.
-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 #423 on: June 08, 2012, 06:34:44 AM »
I'm officially a high school graduate! The night was filled with a lot of tears but it was amazing. I cannot believe I won't be sitting in that school next year. It still hasn't hit me yet. I'm looking forward to starting college but I'll always long to be back at my HS.

-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 #424 on: June 08, 2012, 06:38:32 AM »
I guess I'll post a bit of an update as well.

My left knee has been feeling WONDERFUL lately. I have the occasional achiness throughout the day but that's gonna always be there. I'm so so happy that it's finally better. These past five years have sucked with trying to fix it. My right knee is still the same. I'm happy it's not getting any worse. The brace helps while I wear it which is encouraging. My hip pre-op is on Tuesday. Surgery is 28 days away!
-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 #425 on: June 08, 2012, 02:26:55 PM »
Congrats!
'83 lt knee scope
'88 lt knee LR
'89 rt knee LR (6 mos. after left)
'05 rt knee scope (clean up)
7/5/07 - scope, LR left, right clean
3/19/08 - LR failed, Supartz failed
http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?topic=47974.0
8/21/08 - new OS apt
8/5/09 - TTT, LR, PFJR sched.

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Re: oohheykate's MPFL reconstruction on 4/14/2011 (LOA & MUA on 6/21/2011)
« Reply #426 on: June 09, 2012, 05:32:02 PM »
Congrats, Kate! Your graduation was so early! Are you done with school already? Do you have state exams?

Don't worry...although most people don't like to admit it, they will miss and do miss high school. I had a great time in high school, but I love college, too. it's weird for me to think that in a couple years I will be going through the whole application process again. Crazy!
July 21, 2009 - First Patella Dislocation
December 7, 2009 - Lateral release, medial reefing, and plica excision
January 14, 2011- TTT, MPFL Reconstruction, and Lateral Release

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Re: oohheykate's MPFL reconstruction on 4/14/2011 (LOA & MUA on 6/21/2011)
« Reply #427 on: June 10, 2012, 12:24:48 AM »
Congrats Kate!  I love college and I have to say I do not miss high school, but I do miss seeing my friends every day.

I am going to have to sit through my younger brother's graduation 2 weeks post op   :-\
3/20/2011 right knee dislocation & bone bruises
7/21/2011 arthroscopy with lateral release
6/8/2012 MPFL reconstruction
8/11/2014 TTT and lateral retinaculum repair
11/29/2014 Patellar Tendon rupture, Patella and Tibia fractures

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Re: oohheykate's MPFL reconstruction on 4/14/2011 (LOA & MUA on 6/21/2011)
« Reply #428 on: June 10, 2012, 05:17:18 AM »
Thank you!!!

Runner,

I was done with finals on May 30th and classes on May 31st. I was actually reviewing the week before in all my classes so I had no work. The only state tests we take are junior year. The past week we had graduation practice for two days and a senior skit and BBQ the day before graduation. I'm sure I'll love college but I fee like I'm losing a piece of my family :(

Chellie,

I'm sure you'll be able to do it! I was in school at two weeks post-op sitting through all of my classes and crutching around. Although, I was supposed to be WBAT, I was NWB because of the pain. Just make sure you take your meds beforehand and with you.



I briefly mentioned that my shoulder has been bothering me a lot lately...well today, I discovered that I can subluxate it whenever I want.
-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 #429 on: June 11, 2012, 09:38:29 PM »
I briefly mentioned that my shoulder has been bothering me a lot lately...well today, I discovered that I can subluxate it whenever I want.

Um...that does not sound good!  Lax ligaments being bad again?  I would not make a habit of it or your shoulder may be next!

Take care.  Graduation is always bittersweet.  All turning points in life are.  You'll do great.

Milly
'83 lt knee scope
'88 lt knee LR
'89 rt knee LR (6 mos. after left)
'05 rt knee scope (clean up)
7/5/07 - scope, LR left, right clean
3/19/08 - LR failed, Supartz failed
http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?topic=47974.0
8/21/08 - new OS apt
8/5/09 - TTT, LR, PFJR sched.

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Re: oohheykate's MPFL reconstruction on 4/14/2011 (LOA & MUA on 6/21/2011)
« Reply #430 on: June 11, 2012, 11:18:02 PM »
Thank you, Milly!

I have to make an appointment with my PCP because my insurance says I haven't been there in a while so I'm gonna have him check out my shoulder and see if anything needs to be done. It's difficult not to subluxate it though because it happens every time I shrug. It's weird how quickly it's deteriorating compared to my other joints that have started hurting and eventually became unstable. And since I'll be seeing my PCP, I'm gonna ask for the referral to see a geneticist.
-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 #431 on: June 12, 2012, 01:27:36 PM »
Good idea!  Is that by any chance the side you sleep on?  That may be why it does that more.
'83 lt knee scope
'88 lt knee LR
'89 rt knee LR (6 mos. after left)
'05 rt knee scope (clean up)
7/5/07 - scope, LR left, right clean
3/19/08 - LR failed, Supartz failed
http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?topic=47974.0
8/21/08 - new OS apt
8/5/09 - TTT, LR, PFJR sched.

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Re: oohheykate's MPFL reconstruction on 4/14/2011 (LOA & MUA on 6/21/2011)
« Reply #432 on: June 12, 2012, 11:53:40 PM »
I have an appointment with my PCP for the 27th!

I think you're onto something with that, Milly. Although I don't sleep on that side because I sleep on my stomach, I do lean on my right arm the most.


And I was supposed to have my pre-op testing today but five minutes into my trip, my car got a flat. It's rescheduled for the 22nd.
-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 #433 on: June 24, 2012, 04:01:39 AM »
I missed updating at my one year post-op MUA/LOA so here it is:

My left knee is doing amazing. I really only have pain if I keep it bent more than 90 degrees for a while which isn't often. I still have some weakness but my muscle hasn't been the same since before the first surgery. I would declare this surgery a success if I hadn't before. I just wish I could play soccer again but I know I have to take care of the rest of my joints first. One day, I'll play again.

12 days till my hip scope...so not excited about it. In the meantime, I'm enjoying my summer. Maybe a little too much! My friends and I went to the beach on Tuesday for the day and I ended up with the worst sunburn of my life. I wound up in the ER last night because my eyes were really swollen. It turns out, I had an allergic reaction to the sunburn! I never burn but, apparently, my medications make me really sensitive to the sun so that explains it. Moral of the story: always wear sunscreen.
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-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 #434 on: June 27, 2012, 12:50:03 AM »
I just got back from my college orientation a few hours ago. While it was fun, I'm super tired and happy to be home! I picked my class schedule and I don't have classes until 10:40 four days a week and only have one class on Wednesday which starts at 3pm! I have two classes Thursday and three MWF and don't get done class until 4:50 every day but hey, I like that schedule.

Anyway, my knee was a little bit sore when we began all the walking but eventually is subsided or maybe I stopped noticing it because my hip started to really bother me. Who knows! I feel like my knee can handle campus though.
-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