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Offline bethg79

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HMS without dislocations?
« on: March 04, 2004, 07:12:32 AM »
Hiya!

Quick rundown of my story: I've had PFS for at least 13 years, and a plica excision 12/30/03. My current PT tested my hypermobility, and found that I can hyperextend my fingers, ankles, wrists, knees...the only thing that I can't hyperextend to a great extent is my elbows.

I've never had any dislocations, just maltracking and the joys that go with it, several severe ankle "rolls". My joints also tend to ache...one day it'll be my fingers, the next it might be my ankles, etc.

No one has ever mentioned HMS or EDS to me before, I just found it while sifting through this site, and read up on them...it kinda seems like you have to have had dislocations to have one of them. Do you think this is true, or am I misreading because it's midnight and I'm tired as heck?

Also, I'm meeting with my surgeon on Monday...do you guys think I should talk to him about it? Are these syndromes something that an OS can diagnose, or do I have to see a different specialist?
Gettin sick of limpin my way through life!

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Re: HMS without dislocations?
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2010, 11:23:04 AM »
hi beth,
its been a few years since your knee surgery but just wondering how it is now,
thanks
debbie

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Re: HMS without dislocations?
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2010, 07:00:22 PM »
...it kinda seems like you have to have had dislocations to have one of them.

which one are you referring to when u mentioned this quote??
2004 - athroscopy (3)
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2008 - tubercule osteotomy & advancement
2008 & onward - still have dislocations on both knees

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Re: HMS without dislocations?
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2010, 01:28:37 PM »
i meant your original plica surgery but i see you have had a few since then,
thanks

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Re: HMS without dislocations?
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2010, 08:03:19 PM »
You definately do not have ot have dislocations to have hypermobility syndrome.  The more severe cases and forms of it are accompanied by full out dislocations but you can be hypermobile and not dislocate. 
1997 Scope RK
2002 LR RK
2002 Scope and hematoma evac RK
2004 LR LK
May 06 Fall from Horse, partial ACL tear and meniscus injury, Tibial plateau injury
2007 Scope, Plica Excision and Debride LK
2009/2010- Possibly Ankylosing Spondylitis?