I seem to be having one set of problems after another. ACL recon 2010 failed. ACL revision Nov. 2011. Graft is good so far.
I have been told by physiotherapist, and had this confirmed by my GP that I have a significant medial instability in my operative knee. This was present pre op, but I only found out about it on my OR report. I also have a valgus deformity, which has not been documented by anyone to the best of my knowledge. My PT was going to measure my Q angle, but he said that he didn't need to because he can see the deformity.
He has suggested that I ask my GP to order hip to ankle xrays. Does this sound like something I should do? I have not been given a firm answer on the cause of the first graft failing. Could the presents of a chronic medial instability and a valgus deformity harm my graft? Would orthotics fix this problem? Basically, I am wondering what I need to do to get this figured out, and what can be done to resolve these issues?
Is this something that is commonly missed with a normal ortho examination?
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