SATURDAY, MAY 17, 2014
So some in between information…
Patella Stabilization/Realignment is a pretty serious operation. The biggest risk is the bone not healing. The surgery requires an osteotomy, which means a wedge of bone is cut out and screws are used to put things back together. In between that wedge, bone marrow taken from your hip is injected to promote healing.
If the procedure is unsuccessful, another surgery would have to be performed. And that’s not a good look.
Post surgery, you’re on crutches and out of work for 4-6 weeks. In home physical therapy takes place 6 times a day and professional physical therapy is 1-2 times a week.
Doing it all alone is impossible and the attempt is exhausting and messy. Trust me, my prideful self tried.
Posted by Christine Gonzalez at 8:48 PM