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Offline kayleigh26

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Problems with MPFL reconstruction
« on: April 30, 2012, 11:39:35 AM »

This is my first post

Had my MPFL surgery on my left knee in 2009 and I have had no problems

I had a MPFL on my right knee in 2010 - this did not work correctly so it was repeated in July 2011

9 months on I still do not have full ROM - it feels too tight on the front of the knee - I also have pain everyday - one of the main problems I also have is sleeping - I wake up in pain several times a night!

I swim 3 times a week and I have recently lost 3 stone in weight - this has not helped at all

I am so so frustrated :-(


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Re: Problems with MPFL reconstruction
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2012, 01:39:11 AM »
It's possible that your OS made the graft too tight or you could have scar tissue. What has your OS said about you not having full ROM? I had to have an MUA after my MPFLr because I had a build-up of scar tissue in my knee from so many surgeries. How much ROM do you actually have?
-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