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Offline Arrsshhaaaan

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Lateral Soft Tissue Release and Medial Plication?
« on: March 11, 2012, 05:02:59 AM »
Hello Everyone.
This is my first post and I will be coming to this forum very often from now on :)
Now on to my question:
My doctor reccommended this "procedure", the exact name is in the title.
I did some research but couldn't understand.
Could someone elaborate ?

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Re: Lateral Soft Tissue Release and Medial Plication?
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2012, 03:23:03 PM »

Well, if you're looking for more information you should check out the patellofemoral section of the board, as there's a lot of info there on lateral release. Fair warning -- a lot of it is pretty negative, and for good reason! According to a lot of research (not my own research, mind you, so take this as second- or third-hand), this procedure is PERFORMED a lot more often than it's INDICATED, which means there's a fair chance that it is NOT what you need. Lateral Release has been linked to a lot of ongoing instability problems, and most of us on KG who have had one are..... well, whatever the exact opposite of "big fan" is. It's unpopular here, because for a lot of us, it's been done and it's gone wrong.

Anyway, the PatelloFemoral section is a treasure trove of information about this kinda thing. The resounding recommendation will be, get another opinion from another doctor, preferably a PF specialist.
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