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Offline bizzylizzie

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Help understanding what my OS is saying
« on: April 15, 2013, 09:41:16 PM »
Following an appointment with my OS I've received a copy of the letter sent to my docs. But theres a lot of it I dont understand. Can anyone help translate any of this so it makes sense and I get whats wrong with my knee and what it means coz I'm confused!
He said  i have a 'ACL deficeient knee with grade 3 changes in the patella and a grade 2 defect in the medial femoral condyle.'
Other bits I dont get are ... 'normal mediolateral glide of 1+ bilaterall with crepitus'
                                        ' negative Lachman's'
                                        'VMOs present'
I'm seeing my own doctor this week and just wanted to get an idea of what the main bits mean and what my options are. Unfortnately my OS said I had hypermobility syndrome and is currently saying this means there is nothing that can be done for my knee. I'm really struggling with this as I'm in constant pain, cant do day to day things and am struggling with both my job and looking after my 3 children. Do these problems with hypermobility really mean I just have to lump it and get on with it?
Any advise from all you much more knowledgable people as to what it all means would be great as I'm confused and not knowing what to do now!

Offline dm

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Re: Help understanding what my OS is saying
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2013, 11:31:03 PM »
sounds to me like you've got an acl problem and arthritis. with hypermobility, you've got too much play in the joint to begin with, then you blow the acl, making it even worse. Trying to fix that is a surgeon's nightmare I'm guessing. You need a specialist in hypermobility disorders to take a look and see if there's anything they can do for you. Ask for a referral to a teaching hospital or elsewhere with a physician who specializes in hypermobility problems. If it's a real bad issue, then you may be forced to travel to see someone who deals with this particular problem.
multiple arthroscopies 2/00,3/01,6/01,1/03, 12/07,10/10. chondromalacia, severe medial joint space narrowing following 3 partial menisectomies, chronic pain problems, kneecap problems, OCD lesion, failed mfx.