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Pending knee surgery
jennylynn84 posted:
Hello all!

I'm having a surgery in about a month that I'm pretty nervous about. Its not a replacement, but I can't find a single board that addresses this kind of thing. And I'm just hoping to speak to someone that has been there.

I'm 28 and my knee joint is mal-aligned. I've dislocated it several times and now I'm having such dramatic subluxation when I extend my leg that my doctor is sending in residents to see it as a "learning experience."

So I'm undergoing surgery - they are going to realign my joint by cutting the bone and moving the placement of the patellar tendon where it attaches at the bottom.

Has anyone ever had anything like this done? How much pain should I expect to be in and for how long?

Tips? Things I should expect?

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