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Offline Laur03

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MPFL Reconstruction
« on: July 12, 2011, 05:49:46 PM »
Hi All-

I'm having an MPFL reconstruction on Friday (7/15).  :o Super super soon!! I am nervous because I'm scared that it won't help. I have Trochlear Dysplasia, meaning I don't have the grooves in my femurs for my knee caps to slide in and out of normally. In addition to this, the outside ligaments that hold my knee cap in place are tight. The dislocations in both knees started about 5 years ago, when I was 15, which I consider to be lucky compared to many others who started having issues a lot sooner. I've seen 5 different OS's in my area, before being told that I have Trochlear Dysplasia, which I was told last week. I did have a lateral release and medial plication done on my left knee 2 years ago.

If anyone could answer the following questions for me, it would be a great help and would put me more at ease!

1. How long were you on crutches?
2. Is PT difficult?
3. Is there anything I should consider finding, renting, or buying before surgery to make coming home or every day activities easier?
4. How painful is it?
5. How long before going back to work? I'm a caregiver so I'm on my feet a lot, and doing a lot of physical labor.
6. The OS said PT for 3 months... is this feasible if there are complications?
7. Is there anything I should be worried about?

Thank you!!!!!!!! :)


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Re: MPFL Reconstruction
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2011, 09:28:52 PM »
Iím considering this surgery myself. Iíd suggest you post this in the patello-femoral section. Iíve found thereís also a lot of existing threads over there that are informative. 
04/09 RK - Dislocated Patella & Grade III MCL Tear
06/10 RK - Re-Dislocation Patella
09/11 RK - MPFLr + Lateral Lengthening

Offline Laur03

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Re: MPFL Reconstruction
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2011, 11:07:49 PM »
Thanks Allyd!

Don't know how to move it there, but I'll repost!!!

Thanks for the suggestion!!