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Offline laurenk123

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Failed TTT and Femoral Reconstruction?
« on: January 24, 2018, 03:43:16 AM »
HI there,

I am 6 months post op from a tibia tubercle transfer.  This is the third reconstruction to my left knee (age 29), after two failed femoral reconstructions.  I experience excessive subluxations and dislocations.

6 months post op and I still can't walk properly.  It takes roughly three seconds just to transition my knee from straight, to 15 degrees in order to then complete a single step.  If I try to speed up, I sublux.

Ironically I can do single leg squats and lunges, have c. 110 degrees flection returned and can walk up stairs at a normal pace.  My specialist continue to recommend physio, which I attend religiously.  I have regained excellent quad strength etc - the only element remaining is the sublux when I try to walk between 0-15 degrees. 

I am desperately concerned this surgery hasn't worked.  Each other reconstruction I have walked before I could lunge, cycle, squat etc.  This doesn't seem to make sense.  Has anyone else had any similar experience post TTT - or have any recommendations of the issue and what on earth I should do?

My quality of life can't continue to be impacted this way - my Nanna can run circles around me and I'm living in fear of each step I take.

Offline Brandon123

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Re: Failed TTT and Femoral Reconstruction?
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2018, 10:17:07 AM »
I don't know much about TTT etc. However, it does sounds odd that you sublux 6 months after a surgery intended to prevent this. But then again, I don't know how long it takes to see the results, and if it is still normal to have tendencies to sublux during rehab/recovery. Have you asked your specialist point blank if this is normal?
RK sharp pain while running, diagnosis chondromalacia patellae 6/09
RK arthroscopic chondroplasty 9/09
RK rehab, recovery, 90% normal, started running again -> back to square one 5/15
RK diagnosis patellofemoral arthritis + LK diagnosis chondromalacia patellae 8/15 -> conservative treatment