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?I posted a few weeks ago after seeing a consultant who advised that my knee was out of alignment and he was thinking about doing an osteotomy to realign. He sent me off for xrays then I had a telephone consultation last week.
?He came back with "it's as I thought - the xrays show bone on bone under the knee cap but the rest of the knee is ok. I will refer you to another surgeon for discussion for a knee cap replacement"
?Well this was all a bit of a surprise as he had been sure when I saw him and he examined me that alignment was causing the problems.
?I have had ongoing problems since 2012 - multiple steroid injections - which did absolutely nothing (this first surgeon acknowledged that they probably wouldn't due to the type of problems - I also have pes anserinus - which feels like my knee is on fire) 2 microfractures - 1st a disaster and second minimal relief but now deteriorated.
?The surgeon said said they do 3000 knee replacements and 500 knee cap replacements at my local hospital each year. So I have Dr Googled knee cap replacements - apparently not common - I certainly fit the symptoms and reasons for the surgery as I read them.
?I've had a bad weekend - the pain has been dreadful - and to be honest I don't think I coped very well - especially as there is no end in sight.
?So has anyone had a kneecap replacement. When I had the second microfracture - the surgeon then did talk about this procedure.
?I just feel a bit pushed pillar to post at the moment. I haven't had the new appointment through yet. I hope it does come through......1st surgeon said 'leave it with me - I'll forward you on' so I hope he does. I could ring the secretary to check at some point if I don't hear anything soon. I'm in the UK
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