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Offline crak

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Patella alta
« on: September 01, 2004, 08:52:27 PM »
Has anyone has surgery to correct a patella alta. In my case this would be delayed surgery unfortunately. I'm hopeful it's possible to correct. We're talking a 7-year old soccer injury here. Tks

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Re: Patella alta
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2004, 02:30:10 AM »

I have patella alta, but that was dx from an x-ray, all it has done is contributed to my knees dislocating. I think the surgery depends on what probs its giving you. You said its from an old injury? and was there any damage? I don't really understand as my OS said I was born with it.

I had surgery last monday - modified galeazzi -what they're calling it at the moment, but basically they took part of my hamstring (semitendonsus) Drilled a hole through my patella and then anchored it down with it and a LR as well as a scope. If your a sprinter then they probably wounldn't offer it to you as you lose between 5-10% of the hamstrings ability.

Don't know if thats any help at all or if I'm just rambling....Not unusal!

Trauma - Dislocation '96
Chondromalacia, PFS '01
Shallow trochlear groove, Patella Alta & tight ITB dx '03
Right Modified Galeazzi, LR and scope 2004
Left Modified Galeazzi, LR  2005
Redo Modified Galeazzi, LR and scope and medial reefing 2007
Right redislocation 2014