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by Plumie
Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: Emotional/Spiritual help and encouragement
Topic: Psychology of recovery
Replies: 2
Views: 3215

Re: Psychology of recovery

Hi Vickster Thanks for your response. I am unusual in that I have no pain but it manifests itself in feelings of knee vulnerability, supreme jumpiness when out and about (a la PTSD). Yes, the jumping up and down has begun and I could seek the private route - the key thing is to seek out someone who ...
by Plumie
Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Emotional/Spiritual help and encouragement
Topic: Psychology of recovery
Replies: 2
Views: 3215

Psychology of recovery

In the UK it seems that the NHS is only able to provide physiotherapy not psychological help. Yet sports people have the opportunity to immediately turn to their psychologists for support following injury/surgery. Having had 40 years of Chronic knee problems due to a congenital condition my Consulta...
by Plumie
Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads)
Topic: Trochlear Dysplasia.....Help!!
Replies: 11
Views: 3894

Re: Trochlear Dysplasia.....Help!!

Hi
Mine was one overnight following the keyhole procedure. They just make sure you are ok on crutches and stairs etc, the usual. Good luck. Let me know what you decide to do. Sarah
by Plumie
Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads)
Topic: "What is the standard waiting time for an MRI Scan"
Replies: 15
Views: 4439

Re: "What is the standard waiting time for an MRI Scan"

Way too long I would say! It's a crazy, disgraceful situation. I had a Consultation with a Surgeon and had immediate X Rays taken yet he wasn't able to fully evaluate until he had the MRI scans - 3 weeks later I was still in my wheelchair, unable to work and no scan date in sight so I went for a sec...
by Plumie
Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads)
Topic: Trochlear Dysplasia.....Help!!
Replies: 11
Views: 3894

Re: Trochlear Dysplasia.....Help!!

Hi, yep that is him. I'd definitely go for a second opinion. Unfortunately with the condition you (we) have ie your convex surface rather than concave the physio option never really works. Years ago the function of the MPFL wasn't understood and surgeons would do all sorts of other procedures ie TTT...
by Plumie
Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads)
Topic: Trochlear Dysplasia.....Help!!
Replies: 11
Views: 3894

Re: Trochlear Dysplasia.....Help!!

Hi Leanne It was once described to me as comparable to balancing a pea on a ball, the patella on a non-grooved trochlea. The pea is tethered by various ligaments and with trauma (dislocations) these tethers are compromised making the instability worse. The one on surgery I had that has 're-tethered'...
by Plumie
Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads)
Topic: Trochlear Dysplasia.....Help!!
Replies: 11
Views: 3894

Re: Trochlear Dysplasia.....Help!!

Hi Leanne I too was born with non existent Trochlear grooves. It has been super challenging I won't say otherwise but the knowledge of the knee and has advanced significantly since my problems first showed when I was 10 in the mid 1970s! Because of this I believe you may have a better chance of stab...
by Plumie
Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads)
Topic: Confused by two contrasting evaluations.....
Replies: 0
Views: 865

Confused by two contrasting evaluations.....

Baffled as to how one surgeon can suggest a TKR and the other suggest inpatient physio to get up and moving again - in wheelchair following many falls.. Who is 'right'? My mind was getting used to the TKR option and now I am trying to turn it to the conservative but less traumatic approach. Would lo...
by Plumie
Mon Mar 09, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: The patello-femoral joint
Topic: Trochlear dysplasia and patella tilt
Replies: 12
Views: 4541

Re: Trochlear dysplasia and patella tilt

Sophie I too have shallow patella femoral grooves to both knees ie, hardly any groove. I am 49 so have some years of experience on you. I had quite a few of those procedures you first noted (following numerous dislocations), TTT, Lateral release, medial reefing etc but nothing worked (on one knee) u...
by Plumie
Thu Apr 20, 2006 1:33 pm
Forum: The patello-femoral joint
Topic: :)Advice on patellectomy please!!
Replies: 17
Views: 7745

Re: :)Advice on patellectomy please!!

:) Hello Everybody 'reads' and 'hears' that patellectomies are bad news but for me one carried out 13 years ago when I was 27 years of age was the best thing for me. The knee operates far better than when it had a patella though agreed muscle conditioning is inhibited. Regular exercise and activity...
by Plumie
Sat Mar 18, 2006 9:44 pm
Forum: Joint hypermobility disorders
Topic: Rehab Whizz Kids Required for Vicious Circle Breaking
Replies: 0
Views: 2331

Rehab Whizz Kids Required for Vicious Circle Breaking

A normally successful maintainance programme with Pilates for my knees with shallow femoral grooves, a knee minus patella and maltracking patella that appears to have gone well off piste thanks for kneeling excercises 6 months ago (this one had a TTT years ago), leaves me going round and round tryin...

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