There are a lot of you wondering why I need this surgery in the first place. Well, it's complicated.
Here's a brief history:
21 y.o. Female w/ hypermobility (super flexibility) and constant subluxation (dislocation and partial dislocation)
Formally active in sports - soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, crew.
L Knee (Medial Reefing) 2006
R Knee (Lateral Release) 2008
R Knee (Fulkerson Osteotomy + Open Lateral Release) June 2010
My knees have been a constant source of torture because of malalignment and maltracking. This means that the angle of my knees is off, and when I bend the joint, the kneecap doesn't stay in its proper place.
Because of my hypermobility, surgical procedures involving soft tissue haven't been effective. Why? My tissues are already very flexible, so using my own tissue to keep my knee in place won't fix anything long term: the muscles will just flex and fail to hold.
The last surgery on my right knee was the best decision of my life: I can now walk without limping, drive without crying, etc.
Now my left knee has been slowly deteriorating as the Medial Reefing has started to fail.
It is now more painful than my recently repaired right knee, especially when I squat.
Dr. told me I would eventually need a Fulkerson Osteotomy on the left knee, and here I am!
I played too many sports with knees that don't work properly.