09/13/2009 01:33 PM
I got my left knee dislocated in a basketball game some years ago. The
physiotherapy exercises was not successful in stabilizing the unstable
kneecap, so they recommended me to do an operation, to which I against
better knowledge agreed to. This was when i was 17 so i didn't know a
whole lot of physical exercise methods. The operation moved the patella
tendon's attachment lower for the purpose of stretching it.
I had the operation, recovered and now my knee is in pretty good shape,
however recently a problem has arise. Firstly, since i started to do a
lot more serious physical exercise i have learned that the
physiotherapy i received was more or less worthless in terms of
stabilizing the patella. In fact, the training i'm doing now is so
effective that the patella tendon apparently has stretched so that i
now have a feeling that it's being pulled in the other direction,
medially. So now the knee feels unstable but not because of a loose
patellatendon, but because of a stretched one and a faulty placed
attachment. Or atleast that what's my theory is. So, anyone attentive
might reach the conclusion that maybe i would have been better of if i
never did the operation, and instead did my own physical training. I
agree with that fact.
However, that is not what my question is about, i would like to know
what i can do now. An idea i had was to call the doctor who did the
operation and ask him if he could move the patella tendon's attachment
back to it's original position. That might solve the problem, however
i'm not willing to take any risk at it, it is in fact an operation with
months and months of recovery. So, what should i do about it?
And, i'm not from an english speaking country, so don't get upset of
grammatical errors. However my county is of the first world and have
absolutely top class hospitals and doctors.