Knee surgery patella

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Avatar n tn i have recently had a left knee arthroscopy with medial plicectomy and patella chondroplasty.It wasn't explained to me properly what i'd had done as i was still drowsy.Can you explain what they've done and some effective rehab exercises?
Avatar f tn A recent study showed that the incidence of patella problems was equal in both groups of patients post surgery. The group who had not had their patella replaced originally, did have a higher incidence of second surgery, but this may have been because there was something obvious left to do. Interestingly, the group who had second surgery did no better than those who did not. Your problem is not a result of the patella surface, but of the patella alignment.
Avatar m tn I went to four weeks of therapy and it has done nothing I am going to have to get surgery to remove the piece of knee cap. I was just wondering how long it takes to heal from this. How long will I be laid up? How many weeks of therapy am I going to have to go through after the surgery? Will I have to miss much school? Will I be able to run this fall??????
Avatar m tn My right knee shack tremendously when doing leg extentions or going down stairs. And my surgery knee shacks a little bit not as much as the non surgery knee. (right) What is the problem? Anyone who responds to this, do you think i will need get surgery on the other knee. And last question. Is PFS common in black people and can PFS result in a patella tendon rapture.
Avatar f tn Teh quadriceps muscle controls the patella, and it is usually the last to recover fully after knee surgery, See your treating doctor, he may elect to restart you PT, or repeat your MRI. Be aware, that post-surgical MRI's are not always reliable, so that would not be my first choice.
Avatar m tn The various other causes of knee locking are torn medial meniscus, mis-aligned knee cap, osteoarthritis, knee arthritis, torn lateral meniscus, osteochondritis dissecans, recurrent patella dislocation, chondromalacia patella, knee alignment problem, knee fragment or knee cartilage disorder. Since pain intensified after a fall, maybe she has injured a ligament. Please discuss with her doctor. It may be a good idea to do a MRI, if that is possible. Take care!
Avatar f tn I was involved in an accident where the MRI states I have moderate cartilage loss around patella, joint effusion and a marginal flap on patella ridge. This has cased popping, grinding painful sensations in the knee. Its very hard for me to walk as I'm always limping ect......Is sergury recommended for this?
Avatar m tn I am a cheerleader and I have patella femoral syndrome and a bad case on tendonitis. After every competition and practice my knee swells up and turns purple. I have gotten x rays and nothing is wrong and i have seen 2 orthopedics. They said its one of the worst cases they have ever seen. I was just wondering if if I didn't take anytime off to rest my knee what's the worst possible thing that could happen?
Avatar n tn I had arthroscopic surgery on my left knee almost 3 months ago. The medial and lateral meniscus were repaired along with scraping under patella for some arthritis.The medial was much more damaged than the lateral. Surgery seemed to go well. No pain at all. After some weeks with therapy the knee still feels unstable laterally. Front to back movement was very good, Pain developed on medial side of knee and the patella tendon when walking.
Avatar m tn He also suggested waiting as long as possible for knee replacement so hopefully the brace helps- he did say there were more specialized Patella support braces available also- Can you recommend any if this one seems to help the situation???
Avatar f tn His patella is completely dislocated to the outside of the knee. His patella would originally go out of place when he sat. I was able to move it in and out of position with no pain to him. When he begain having pain and ended up using a wheelchair more than walking it became completely dislocated. At this point it can no longer be moved back into place.
4966610 tn?1362054308 5 lbs. He has several serious medical issues including a luxating patella (trick knee) on his right rear leg. Because of his age, and his medical condition, I don't want to chance surgery to repair this as there is more of a risk of fatality from surgery and or anesthesia as he gets older. Unless there is some dire need for surgery, I am looking for a non surgical solution for this problem. Does anyone have any suggestions for this problem.
Avatar f tn I had knee surgery (tibial tuberosity osteotomy with lateral release) 4 weeks ago. Was wanting to hear from other people who have gone through the same procedure. 4 weeks on I can bend my knee about 30 degrees and I am getting a bit more voluntary control of the muscles around my patella. My knee is still a bit swollen and I am still icing 2-3 times per day. I go back to see my surgeon in 2 weeks and would like to know if others have been referred to the physio sooner as this will be 5.
Avatar f tn This is also pertaining to the knee, specifically a surgery that helps move the patella back in the groove of the knee
457721 tn?1256640798 I had this surgery done following an injury on my right knee approximately 2 years ago. Apparently I have a congenital defect that causes my kneecaps to dislocate just stepping off a curb has caused dislocation. I wait tables and a week ago I dislocated my left knee. (our floors are uneven...and I just happened to step on it wrong) This is a WHOLE other issue because I am having to file workers comp...and my employer is being a real *** about the situation.
Avatar f tn My son is 15. He has Bipartite patella. We found out last year when his knee was xrayed for pain. He is a basketball player. When pain got to hurt to much He rested his knee for 3 months. The pain eventually went away. He was pain free for 4 months. Then the pain came back. He rested for another month. The pain got worse. He has tried to play basketball and 5 minutes into playing he has to stop because it hurts so bad. He says it’s sharp pain.
1821620 tn?1317256092 Hey. I went to my orthopedic and I am having an arthroscopic knee surgery in December. I was wondering... will I have to wear a knee mobilizer after surgery? Thanks for the help.
942127 tn?1276949209 A week ago, I injured my knee while in my backyard. I was sitting on an object about 12-15 inches off the ground. I leaned to the side to help "push" myself up, but when I stood up, my knee sounded like rice krispies and sharp pain sped through my knee and leg. I tried to get up but could not. I managed to crawl to the house and made it inside to a phone. After getting some ice on it, I was taken to the Er where they did x-rays.
888866 tn?1241048964 i have had an mri done on my right knee and it was negative. my left knee is the one that hurts the most. i should have had it done on my left knee, and in retrospect i dont know ehy it wasnt. i do have an appt. with an ortho next week and he should be able to get me an mri fro my left. i fear that nothing will be revealed on the mri. if that is the case, what options do i have? pain meds? i know so many of you suffer from pain, probably much worse than mine.
Avatar f tn Surgical treatment is available if physiotherapy, yoga does not help. The surgery will make the patella reach its position from the abnormal position it has taken presently. Take care!
Avatar n tn Grinding / grating sensation upon flexing the knee. Aching pain at and below the patella. Difficulty straightening the knee. Pain is most servere when putting weight or pressure on it. Pain can be felt when climbing up the stairs, jumping, running and standing for prolonged periods. In addition, pain can be felt behind the knee cap. I've had blows to the front and side of the knees before when playing soccer. The Orthopaedic diagnosed me with having Patella Tendonosis.
Avatar f tn s knee, chondromalacia patella, anterior knee pain syndrome, patella femoral syndrome. Certainly, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, generalized ligamentous laxity, could be a contributing factor. In general, treatment for patellafemoral problems begins conservatively, and only progresses to surgical options if nonoperative treatment is unsuccessful. Treatment usually starts with physical therapy aimed at strengthening the quadriceps, and stretching contacted soft tissue structures.
Avatar n tn In the beginning of august I had a bad fall. I was put in a knee splint. After an MRI it looks like I have a grade 3 MCL tear. Prior to that, I've had habitual dislocation of the patella. Today, the doctor said I might have never had a connected MCL since my knee would "travel" with every step (and I could walk and function completely normally, before the injury).
Avatar m tn basically is there anything i can do to improve it without surgery, is there any way to get it back to 100 percent (with or without surgery) thanks. also i was told arthoscopic surgery would not be sufficient, open knee surgery would have to be used.
1308443 tn?1302693321 talking to your surgeon about the surgery is probably the best thing to do. since my surgery my knee has been great, it took some time to rehab it but the physical therapy was worth it. i hope this helps! i know how you feel, it totally *****. i'm going in for surgery again to repair a torn meniscus next month. your best bet is to take care of your condition now! Good luck!
Avatar n tn My son had Bipartite patella surgery 4 months ago. The smaller fragment was taken out. He has been doing therapy 3x a week. He can walk and bike without any issues. If he tries to run or jump, he will get sharp pain. His quad is still really week, which the Dr says is why it hurts. The fragment was in the outer top right of his right knee. But his pain is coming from lower inside of his patella. Would love to hear anyone who has had this surgery and how they are doing now.