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Offline megk

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Hi All,

I've some issues with recurrent subluxation, locking, and focal cartilage loss (bone-on-bone femoral to patella surface).

I've seen a surgeon who has recommended consideration of an Emsley-Trillat procedure.

I'm looking to hear recovery stories from those who have gone through this procedure.

How did you find the first:
- week
- fortnight
- month
- 3 months

What is your function now?
- What sport can you do?
- Can you manage a jog?

Offline Brandon123

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Hi Meg,

Late reply, but I think the Emsley-Trillat procedure is very unusual these days. Hence, I think you should get a second opinion whether this is the best surgery for you.

Recovery-wise I guess it is about the same as any TTT/TTO/AMZ Fulkerson (search in the forum or elsewhere online for recovery stories). 

Good luck, and please keep us updated on how things progress!

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