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    Old 06-29-2009, 05:53 AM   #1
    scarru
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    Patellectomy

    Hi folks this is my first message / thread so go easy

    I have had both me knee-caps removed due to severe chondromalacia patella which was eating away at my knee-caps ony partial left before surgery. My right knee which was done first 2 years ago is pretty much as good as I am ever going to get. My left knee was done last year and I have had nothing but problems. I am now on consultant number 5 as the others were at a loss.

    I am now having severe pain in my left hip & grion area when walking and sometimes sitting. Has anybody else had the similiar problem and if so was the hip pain due to the way you are walking after patellectomy.

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    Old 07-24-2009, 06:35 AM   #2
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    yo , poor dude ya , lol..

    I had 1 knee cap removed 30 years ago , and i feel as a result of 30 years hard physical laboour in all jobs ive done , that it has now damaged my hip , and lower back , as you say .. from the effect of walking lobsided.

    All my stance is on one side , because of the instability of my knee. From looking round on the web though , there seems to be little imformation about the pssible long term effects of patellectomy on other parts of your body , of which you and me know there is : )

     
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