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dislocated patella lateral release hematomas

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 14, 2006
  • 07:16 PM

I fell and dislocated patella .my entire knee leg and foot was swollen hugely. The doctor did a lateral release. 10 days later still swollen horriable pain he went in and drain hematomasfrom my knee leg foot. after that my knee swelling went down some.My skin above knee is reddish black in ribbon circle shapes. I have did 3months PT i cannot not walk on it yet. My foot turns up and i walk on side of foot.My knee leg foot stills swells stays that way. I have severe pain and my leg is hard as a rock.Well it has been 6 months now and i am still not walking right and swelling and pain is the same. You can move my knee cap in any position very loose. My doctor says arthritis to do 6 weeks more PT. I am starting to get very depressed not knowing what to do. I tell him something is very wrong and he says PT i have worked hard at that even at home. My PT says something is wrong.He sent me to his fellow doctor in same building and he said same thing. My workman comp worker says it is hard to see another doctor since he has did surgery on it twice. They said they would see me 1 year postop. I feel i can not wait this long. Do yall have any answers? Thank-you Tina

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  • hmm they still doing lateral rlses? eekDoing a lr is unusual to treat a one time dislocation unless there were other factors, ie partial sublaxation or say trochlear dysplasia. I can only speak from experience as i have have had two LRs , the right one being a trauma case, had LR 6 mths in cast (was 18yrs ago) ,2 weeks on crutches, had extreme muscle wastage from being in cast, had phsio for 6 mths.Was walking fine after 3mths, not that i ever run properly lol.I will say weight is a major factor, as your knee joint is subjected to eight times your body weight say if u are running and in fact the knee is the strongest joint in the body well usaually accept mine lol.Quote "What one dreads is to discover that the surgeon has been over-enthusiastic in his lateral release, and to find that the patella subluxes or even dislocates, where this was not happening before.This is why you should have this procedure done by a competent knee surgeon, because it is not easy to correct an over-aggressive lateral release.."M.P.F.L. Reconstructionhttp://www.orthoclinic.co.za/art_mpfl.html Tibial Tuberosity Transfer (T.T.T.) -i can be contacted at thomas@moore-and-easterling.com
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    • October 26, 2006
    • 09:21 PM
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