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Offline cspike2

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Re: New/old forum participant trying to find resources regarding PFPS
« Reply #75 on: December 11, 2017, 03:47:27 PM »
In the case of "the OP" the focal damage is limited to the patella and does not include the trochlea, at least not according to the many x-rays, MRIs, bone scans and exploratory arthroscopy. Some times it feels like there might be something floating around in there.  I'm beyond resurfacing as that's been performed on both knees. Left knee included trying to create the scar cartilage by chipping into my patella. I'm holding out for replacement, it's just discouraging not to be able to do certain activities with my 3 and 5 year old. I started taking piroxicam (NSAID) again to help settle it down again.
Thanks for the article.

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Re: New/old forum participant trying to find resources regarding PFPS
« Reply #76 on: December 14, 2017, 12:51:47 PM »
Same for me, also focal patella; I had to get the loose bodies out as these damage other items in the knee.
Don't give up yet; and check-in at other specialists.
RK Patella Luxation in 2000
RK Scope grade 2 damage to patella
RK PT for 4 mths, recovered 90% after 4 years
LK Patella Luxation in Oct'16
LK Scope to remove loose bodies (grade 4) to patella Nov'16
LK Lateral Release + MPFL Reefing + MCIC in the UK Dec'17

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Re: New/old forum participant trying to find resources regarding PFPS
« Reply #77 on: April 18, 2018, 09:58:50 PM »
I've found the last couple articles that have showed up in my email inbox interesting.  Starting to see more doctors discussing the pain sensors in the synovium versus cartilage damage causing pain.  Dr Dye has been of that mindset for some time.  I just read the most recent article about other options besides TKR for younger patients who have been told to deal with the pain until they are old enough to have TKR.  That would probably be a large number of us on this community forum.  My current problem, besides the obvious, is where to go next?  Who to see next?  I just don't know what else I can do.  I miss being active, but I more miss the fact that I can't be active with my kids.  I feel like I've tried a lot of options, but I feel like I might just be missing the right option. 















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