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Offline Alicat

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my xray
« on: June 15, 2012, 03:59:48 PM »

Can I have some opinions on this please? thanks! Its my right knee.
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Re: my xray
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2012, 04:01:32 PM »
just realised i left all my details on it!! be bk on in a mo lol

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Re: my xray
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2012, 04:24:47 PM »




are the other two.

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Re: my xray
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2012, 04:50:12 PM »
what are your symptoms? like, what hurts in your knee?
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Re: my xray
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2012, 05:15:05 PM »
If you read the seeing dr tomo thread it's in there :-))

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Re: my xray
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2012, 05:17:59 PM »
Sounds like a meniscus tear. X-ray won't show that.
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Re: my xray
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2012, 05:19:16 PM »
does my knee cap look out of line? dr said was some definite overhang... waiting on mri atm

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« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2012, 06:00:01 PM »
Yeah there looks to be overhang and possibly patella alta but the symptoms you describe are more consistent with something caught in the joint. Always best to be careful with these things because the lateral displacement may not be related to the catching and locking of the joint. Best not to go fixing things that weren't busted to begin with, if you know what I mean. Did you have any knee problems before your injury?
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Re: my xray
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2012, 06:15:39 PM »
Reading your post about Dr. Tomo, it does sound like you have patella pain, you described sharp pains behind your kneecap?

Is there tenderness or pain around the inner or outer perimeter of the kneecap?

It also sounded like you may have some bone alignment issues / rotational issues going on from the PT's description of things.

I really dislike when Doctor's say there is 'nothing you can do'.  What they are really saying is there is nothing they can do, because they don't know how to fix it, and will usually give a surgical option as a last-ditch effort without really having confidence it can work.

Believe that there is a solution, its a matter of finding it.

You may want to consider seeing a Surgeon that is more up-to-speed on treating patellofemoral pain.  If you've spent anytime on these boards, you'll probably know the names of specialists that appear here quite often.  You can also take a look at these lists:

http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEnotes/node/1725
http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEnotes/node/418

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Re: my xray
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2012, 06:30:58 PM »
Oh yb is correct! I missed this key sentence in my quick perusal of the other thread:

"On inspection of both my legs as a whole she mentioned that my entire leg was out of alignment and that to get my knees to point forward my feet had to point outwards almost like a penguin..."

That is definitely a sign of miserable malalignment or rotational abnormalities of the femur and tibia. Careless me for not reading closely.

That being said, the blockage in the joint is more likely related to debris in the joint from meniscus tear or plica or something like that, not to say that your potentially crooked bones aren't a contributor to the initial injury in the first place.

Definitely wait for the MRI results for a verdict on a cartilage tear. Then be sure to have a firm understanding of what is causing your pain and what isn't...or at least an idea. Rotational deformites are best diagnosed with measurements on a rotational CT scan.

The patella pain can be the combination of any bony problems you might have, like a rotational deformity, or simply from maltracking exacerbated by the muscle atrophy from the initial injury.
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Oct '09 - femoral + tibial derotational osteotomy & TTT
Aug '10 - hardware removal
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Re: my xray
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2012, 09:16:34 PM »
Yeah there looks to be overhang and possibly patella alta but the symptoms you describe are more consistent with something caught in the joint. Always best to be careful with these things because the lateral displacement may not be related to the catching and locking of the joint. Best not to go fixing things that weren't busted to begin with, if you know what I mean. Did you have any knee problems before your injury?

yer I know what you mean, find the root cause and treat that rather than treat the symptoms or consequences such as the mis-aligned knee cap. No knee problems ever but had a few bouts of extreme shin pain in same leg resulting in crutches 3-4 times then had orthotics for my shoes and thats been fine since also notice that on that side before the knee injury if I walked a long way I'd get nerve type twinges through the bum cheek on that side too so I guess I might have something going on with the whole leg but we'll see as I have MRI thursday.

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Re: my xray
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2012, 09:43:09 PM »
Reading your post about Dr. Tomo, it does sound like you have patella pain, you described sharp pains behind your kneecap?

Is there tenderness or pain around the inner or outer perimeter of the kneecap?
In this diagram I borrowed off the net Ive marked in orange where the pain is.

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It also sounded like you may have some bone alignment issues / rotational issues going on from the PT's description of things.
Definitely something I'll bring up with the OS, I vagueley remember the receptionist saying he had put on some clinics to help them out so maybe I'll be seeing someone else next time anyway, the OS who did my shoulder was fab!

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Believe that there is a solution, its a matter of finding it.
I'm staying positive now :)

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You may want to consider seeing a Surgeon that is more up-to-speed on treating patellofemoral pain.

Ive found a couple of local knee specialists so will keep their details on hand if i need them thanks :)















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