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Offline Osprey

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Significant kneecap pain
« on: August 10, 2014, 05:50:35 PM »
I had several cartilage ops ... then with my leg way out of line, and a significant loss of bone off the femur I had a Conformis implant for my knee.
This went in Nov 2008 ... so now almost 6 years.

I get days when almost every step comes with a loud click from my knee cap and accompanying pain .. especially if going up stairs.
There is very significant crepitus and if I rest my hand on the kneecap I can feel very significant grinding & grating.

I find after sport (water skiing, wake-boarding etc.) my knee becomes very painful and a limp usually occurs, and often swelling on lateral side.   I sort of just accept that is the way it is with the knee damage I have.
Running has been out of the question since conformis installed, but can happily walk all day.

Is there any 'fix' for this, can the kneecap be 'polished' to remove the crepitus?