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Offline Jax33

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Jax needs some advice
« on: September 11, 2004, 02:19:22 PM »
Hi everyone,
Hope someone can give me some advice (I have already posted on Post Op Diary but had no replys).

The feed back I have had from my PT who managed to get hold of my notes and find out just what they did in my op 20th August!.  Reads as follows:-

Grade 3 - 4 changes lateral facet patella, anterior horn tear medial meniscus, wash out and LR.  (right knee)

I am due to see my OS on Tuesday, feel concerned about the amount of degeneration and would like some advice on questions I could put to him about other options before arthristis sets in.  Thanks Jax
LR left knee 05/01 and LR on right knee 09/01
CP both knees.
Scope RK 20/9  LR , anterior horn tear medial meniscus.  Grade 3 - 4 changes LFP and debridement also LR and Meniscus tear LK 11/04. Fulkerson TTT 7th July

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Re: Jax needs some advice
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2004, 12:18:19 AM »

Here is a very good web page that covers the issue of chondral defects like yours, and goes over the options in terms of treatment.

Here is another link on PFS, which also would likely apply to your case:

Finally, this is a very detailed, fairly technical resource.  Go to the kneecap pain links and read through each of them:

Hope this information helps.  There are also several detailed posts in the patello-femoral section that deal with OA, chondral defects, and so forth.

Scope #1: LR, part. menisectomy w/cyst, chondroplasty
#2-#5: Lysis of adhesions/scar tissue, AIR, patellar tendon debridement, infections, MUA, insufflation
#6: IT band release / Z-Plasty, synovectomy, LOA/AIR, chondroplasty
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