Hey all! I had my doctors appointment today and I have some good news! She doesn’t think I need surgery for both my knees! She looked at my MRI and said that my distance between my knee cap and tibial tubercle is only 12 cm which is in normal range! She says I only have very mild trochlear dysplasia in both my knees but not enough to do anything about it. None of my ligaments are torn in both my knees and the cartilage seems to be in the right place. From her exam, she doesn’t think my knee caps are going to pop out or anything since I didn’t react to her pulling on my knee caps that much. She said anterior knee pain in female, hyper-mobile athletes is one of the hardest conditions to treat. She says 80% of what they do it physiological and making sure their athletes are well enough mentally to go out on the field. She says that PT should take about 9-12 months to work and I will have to do it once a week. I have to strengthen my quads, hamstrings, VMOs and core to get me pain free! I will see her in another 8 weeks to see if I have made any progress! I don’t need to wear my knee braces anymore since my knee caps are no longer the issue and those braces could be playing a role in my quads being weak. She also gave me a cortisone and numbing shot in my left knee to help with pain. That was a weird experience. It hurt going in but felt like a bunch of pressure! Some of my pain is gone an hour later so I’m hopeful it will work. She says if it works, then surgery will not since we can treat this conservatively. I’m so excited to not have surgery and just to be focusing on doing PT to get better. Hopefully these shots will work to help get me back to playing on the fields and skiing pain free soon! Keep going guys even though recovery might be frustrating in its process. Recovery is going to take a lot out of me but it will be worth it!