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Knee surgery

Foss2211Foss2211 Member Posts: 2
edited May 2014 in Disabled people
I'm approaching 50, have a mild form of cp. walking with a scissor gait. Left knee bone rubbing on bone and orthopaedic consultant not sure what to to for the best. Going for a second opinion soon.
Hopefully some one out there has been through this....and has a solution. An experienced surgeon in manchester area would be a great find for me.

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  • NoahNoah Member Posts: 430 Pioneering
    Difficult for me to advise directly.

    But I do know how important correct fitting shoes are, with maybe sport insoles that absorb shock. Might be worth looking into the many different options with footwear and orthotics to see if there is one that can help you.

    Physio is also important. Try low impact things like swimming, helps build muscle that will benefit you long term, without putting strain on the joints. Cycling is also low impact and can be excellent at building mussels around the knee to help support the joints.

    I also have CP and the gait pattern you describe, and I know when you find something that works it is worth putting the effort in. Takes time to see results but you will. All the best
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