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Well, it's not "kneesles" or "kneemonia". Nope, I have a malaligned patella. The doctor is going to do arthroscopy and lateral release surgery to release the tendon that is keeping the patella from tracking properly. He will also clean up the cartilage behind the patella to allow it (the patella) to track more smoothly.

After having multiple doctors give me platitudes and anti-inflammatory medication, I am looking forward to finally getting this ten-year-old problem fixed. I think I mentioned in a previous post that he is the first doctor who actually asked where the pain was and noticed that it is nowhere near the bone tumour that is causing me no problems.

He could do the surgery before my trip, but we discussed it and decided to wait until afterward.


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A malaligned patella sounds a bit frightening, but at least you were finally able to get an accurate diagnosis. Hopefully, surgery will fix the problem once and for all.

I think you're smart to wait until after your trip to have the surgery. You never know how long a full recovery might take. It's better to be safe than sorry.
Considering the trip begins in 28 days and the surgery would most likely be in a couple of weeks, that is not going to be long enough for proper healing. I think my choice was a good one. Actually, it was the doctor's choice and I just concurred.
Glad you finally found out!
(Also glad it doesn't get in the way of your trip!)
Thank you.
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