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I have suffered with my left knee for over ten years. Firstly I tore the ligaments and in the following 4/5 years I received four operations where the surgeon had to take out bits of bone, which had broken off and jammed my knee. I then slipped on some ice where I tore my thigh muscle, which meant that the patella would come dislocated by the slightest jerk, this had to be fixed with an operation. Then just over two years ago a new major problem arose with my knee, it turned out that I had Patella Dysplasia which meant that the alignment of my leg bones were out of line. The patella would click and then move position to where it would rub against the inside of my knee which was so painful I could barely walk without a walking stick. Apparently I was born with this but noone had noticed it even with all the x-rays and MRI's and operations I had. The consultant gave me about three choices of what they could do to fix it with the Trochleoplasty being the major/biggest option. Was a bit hesitant to choose it because it wasn't a well known operation, only four surgeons in the UK do it. But it had come to the point I was crying everyday I was in so much pain that I decided that I had nothing to lose but to go ahead with the Trochleoplasty. I would advise anyone who is considering this operation to do it. I received the operation in October 2013, it is now May 2014 and I have never felt better, no pain at all (except for physio sessions) and I have a lot more energy whereas before the pain was draining the energy out of me physically and emotionally.
Also, my doctor was Mr Mark Forster, who is based in Cardiff, he works at the Spire Pentwyn hospital and Llandough hospital. He was excellent and my leg is practically like new I was very happy with his work.
ase do not hesitate to contact me on _____ I will gladly talk to you
if you are being hesitant about choosing this operation.
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