Lateral release

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Hi all, I had a TKR in October 2018 I am in Australia. The surgery wasn't the best and never want to go though that again. I did all my exercises with my physio and still are. I am having problems with my patella getting stuck.

I saw my specialists yesterday and he wants to do a Lateral release , I am wondering if anyone on here knows much about it.

Jeannie

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    My patella snapped off the ligaments holding it in place after my left TKR. It ended up on the outside if my knee and i could never do leg raises. the surgeon had me wear a leg brace for 3 months and it did nothing. He then suggested more surgery. i had no confidence in him and asked for a second opinion. Luckily i went to an orthopedic hospital and the head surgeon saw me. I ended up having the first knee removed as my leg was slanted. It was my 2nd TKR in 10 months. its been four months since my second surgery and I am so pleased that i insisted on a second opinion.

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      OMG I hope that doesn't happen to me, it's not been much fun. I don't think I would do it again. I was thinking of a second opinion so if this doesn't work, that is what I will be doing next. thanks

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      My first surgeon had problems stabilizing the patella during the first surgery and told me he hadnt seen this happen in years. I didnt have the cofidence in his ability to do tge second surgery. I was shocked when the second surgeon said he would have to do a completely new knee. Within a month i had the second surgery. I am so glad I didnt let my first surgeon operate on me again.

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      I have been wearing a knee brace for the past 3 months which has helped me a lot. My Dr kept tell me it would get better give it time and excercise which I did. Now he wants to do this surgery lateral release , you put your faith in theses Dr' s thinking they know what is best.

      My physio was blown away as much as me because there was no talk of this before. So I will have it done , if it doesn't help I will do as you have said and get a second opinion.

      Jeannie

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