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Old 12-25-2012, 04:07 AM   #1
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Standing with knees hyperextended? Frequent Luxation, PTTD, Flat foot

Hi!! Merry Christmas! I am 30 and have had knee problems for almost 20 years but I am trying my best to stay active. I am prone to luxation. An orthopedic surgeon said no surgery, I believe he said J-shaped derangement? I think it sounds like maybe I have loose ligaments that need repair and not just a bone issue? What causes most luxations?

Eitherway, it stinks that whenever I walk on even the slighted wet surface, my knees can and will dislocate briefly. It's kinda scary and an awful feeling. If I move poorly or twist myself, my knee will give and sometimes luxate for a second. It will render me in a brace for a few weeks and then I continue on and become active again. It's been tough.

So 2 questions.... is it true that a misaligned knee would make me prone to luxation or was I maybe misdiagnosed, maybe some of my ligaments are in need of surgical repair????

Also, ABOUT POSTURE AND STANDING...I have this tendancy to stand hyperextended all.the.freggin.time. I think it is because I am flatfooted, hyperflexible, and most recently, I have battled with a horrific case of plantar fasciitis (2 years) and now possibly PTTD. How should I stand?? How should I walk? I dont have a clue. Need your help! xoxo

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Old 12-25-2012, 06:28 AM   #2
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Re: Standing with knees hyperextended? Frequent Luxation, PTTD, Flat foot

Get a second opinion from another orthopedic, but do a bit of research and pick one with s good reputation. Either explanation you present is plausible.

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Re: Standing with knees hyperextended? Frequent Luxation, PTTD, Flat foot

Slight kneecap dislocations are called subluxations. I had that problem in both knees 5 years ago. There are several surgical options that would realign the kneecap so it stays in its groove. The first surgery that most surgeons do to try to correct this problem is a lateral release. I had this surgery done on both of my knees. My kneecaps have not subluxed since 2009. That is when I had my second lateral release. I think you may want to get a second opinion.

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