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Should I go for Fulkerson Osteotomy ?

My husband, 25, has been having problems with his knee going out while running so he went to the doctor and at first they thought it was a torn meniscus. Last month he had to have a knee scope and they said his meniscus is fine but his patella isn t positioned right, that it pulls to the left so they want to do an Anterior Tibial Tubercle or Fulkerson Osteotomy in 2 weeks.I was just wondering about the success rate of a surgery like this and recovery time? My husband is in the military and running is part of his daily life, will he be able to run again??
Asked On : Thu, 7 Apr 2011
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Pediatrician 's  Response
welcome to hcm
thanks for the query
in young people it has relatively good success rate
it may take 4 to 5 months to recover
simultaneous physiotherapy is needed
Recovery after surgery consists controlling swelling and discomfort, healing, return of range-of-motion of the knee joint, regaining strength in the muscles around the knee joint, and a gradual return to activities
wish you a good day and take care
Answered: Wed, 6 Jul 2011
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