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Offline kirby-faye

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lateral release done yesterday
« on: April 03, 2012, 07:12:00 AM »
well as the title says, i had a lateral release done yesterday under general anaesthetic, was supposed to me spinal but was changed at the last minute..For some reason i was down in surgery for 2 hours!!

Anyway, im obviously in a hell of a lot of pain this morning but at least im at home!

I have crutches for the next few weeks, i cant move or bend the leg, i have to literally pick it up to move!! im on dihydrocodein and paracetamol for a week and have to get the bandages removed in 3 days then PT...

during surgery they found i had arthritis, which i already knew,a laterally tilted patella and grade 3 degeneration of the patellar facet....does anyone know what the last bit means??
the surgeon was a horrible man and told me this procedure probably wouldnt work anyway!!!