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Offline helgalamb

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routine arthroscopy 2yrs on still no quad control
« on: February 10, 2015, 04:39:56 PM »
hi there to all
am new to this site but it looks fascinating and a good place to stick my long and boring story !!!! dont know where to begin really so will try to make it as brief as i can. nov 2012 i went for a routine right knee arthroscopy for a meniscal tear.  was under a general anaesthetic and had a tourniquet applied. thetare notes state all went well and within guidelines and it was routine. 10 days or so later when i went to have my dressing and stitches removed the physio noticed quads weakness and i couldnt do a straight leg raise. i was told this was normal and sent for physio. After 6 weeks of physio still no quads, and over 2 years later still no quad power and cannot raise my leg at all. over the last 2 years i have had 6 xrays, 5 mris, nerve conduction studies, endless meetings with consultants etc but they cannot seem to find a cause for my problem..... the knee keeps giving way and i fall often, resulting last year in a fractured patella baha. in july i was put in an immobiliser brace and for the last 6 months have been given various braces to wear and crutches, to first deal with the fracture and now for some stability of the knee.  i have no idea why my quad has no power...i have no reflex in my right knee and i am in a leg brace !! i lost my job as cabin crew in july , i have had to sell my car and move away from my base and friends to move back in with the parents at the age of 46, and noone seems to be any the wiser how i have ended up like this, it seems i am a mystery!!! all i know is that before the op i was able to run, exercise, drive, do my physically demanding job etc and after the operation my quads have never recovered. i have contacted solicitors who inform me i do not have grounds for medical negligence as the op was all to guidelines , nothing unusual etc... meanwhile im here in a brace with no job etc and no signs of recovery!!!!! anyone got any advice??? whatsoever??? thanks

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Re: routine arthroscopy 2yrs on still no quad control
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2015, 08:00:02 PM »
Sorry you have gone through so much.

I am not a doctor and have different problems, but did a fast Internet search and found a case that to me sounded similar to what you are going through.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3858884/

If this is similar, you may want to see a neurologist or if in the US, get to a surgeon trained by Dr. Dellon that specializes in peripheral nerves.

Kristin
12/31/08 - Skiing injury L knee
6/1/09 - ACL stump removed from joint
8/31/09 - ACLr - Hamstring Graft
12/21/09 - Ant Fasciotomy 
8/26/10 - Anterior Interval Release
12/6/10, 5/5/11, 12/22/11 - Fasciotomy
12/7/12 - Nerve Decompression
6/3/13(m), 7/29/13(l), 12/13/13(m & foot) 2/3/14(l) Fasciotomy

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Re: routine arthroscopy 2yrs on still no quad control
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2015, 08:32:51 PM »
hi Kristin
thanks so much for the info, will look that up right now.
im in uk, in wales actually . i have actually seen a neurologist who told me it was an orthoepoedic problem and sent me back to orthoepoedics who told me it was a neurological problem!!!! go figure !!!
and i did actually go to a peripheral nerve specialist in london at the Royal national orthoepoedic hospital.   eveyone seems baffled !!
thanks for your interest, will look up that link now
thankyou and take care
regards helen

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Re: routine arthroscopy 2yrs on still no quad control
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2015, 09:17:30 PM »
Hi Helen-

If you type in "femoral nerve" in the search box, in the upper right corner of page, and search the site, there are others that have had similar problems. Maybe if you read through some of their diaries you will figure out  some questions to ask a new neurologist or see treatments that they have tried that you can ask neurologist about. Sorry, I have had other nerve complications, that's why your post caught my eye, but not that one thankfully. I wish I had advice to give, but these diaries hopefully can help.

Kristin
12/31/08 - Skiing injury L knee
6/1/09 - ACL stump removed from joint
8/31/09 - ACLr - Hamstring Graft
12/21/09 - Ant Fasciotomy 
8/26/10 - Anterior Interval Release
12/6/10, 5/5/11, 12/22/11 - Fasciotomy
12/7/12 - Nerve Decompression
6/3/13(m), 7/29/13(l), 12/13/13(m & foot) 2/3/14(l) Fasciotomy

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Re: routine arthroscopy 2yrs on still no quad control
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2015, 09:39:07 PM »
thankyou so much for your help...wow....that link was very interesting, am busy printing stuff off to take to my next meeting!!!!
this seems like a great site, going to research femoral nerve now.
thanks again for your advice
and i wish you well in your own recovery
kind regards
helen

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Re: routine arthroscopy 2yrs on still no quad control
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2015, 12:03:54 AM »
Hi Helen,
Sorry to hear about your problems,its sounds very similar to what happened to me,I see that you are very interested in my post.I have not been on here much .if you want any further information or advice. you can contact me via email. ([email protected]
Kind Regards
Steve,















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