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Offline BritAnn

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Unusual knee dislocations - anyone else there?
« on: August 09, 2012, 09:23:00 PM »
Hi everyone! I'm new to this website, but came across it and have some questions.
I'm 20 years old, and have had knee problems for 5 years. I had a lateral release done 3 years ago. Recently, my right knee has been dislocating medially. I went to see an ortho doctor the other day, and he says this is pretty unusual. I was wondering if anyone else has this problem? If so, what kind of treatment did you have done for it? I've been in physical therapy for 2 months now, and my ortho doctor is now suggesting surgery. He wants to talk to a few more doctors and get their input. If anyone else has had any experience with this, can you pass it along? I'd appreciate it much  :)

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Re: Unusual knee dislocations - anyone else there?
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2012, 10:18:28 PM »
Thats not too unusual for someone who has had a lateral release unfortunately. You might need your LPFL repaired or reconstructed. PT can only do so much for you. I would recommend finding a doctor who has experience reversing lateral releases.

Good Luck
« Last Edit: December 02, 2012, 04:43:03 AM by kneecrap »
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Re: Unusual knee dislocations - anyone else there?
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2012, 04:28:23 PM »
Yeah medial instability is an unfortunate but very real possible complication from lateral release. You probably aren't crazy in your belief that your patella is subluxing medially, but getting a doctor to believe might take work. Finding one to fix it might take even more work.
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