I need your help.
Many years ago (1973) I dislocated the fibular head. The orthopedic surgeon suggested that due to my age, the ligaments would heal on their own.
Four years ago I started having numbness in my foot and just below my knee. My doctor diagnosed it as an impingement of the Peronial nerve and surgery was performed to release the nerve (March 2007). Within two months the numbness returned. Last ski season I took a tumble in which my knee was fully flexed and the ski was out to the side. The fibular head dislocated and 'popped' back into position upon straightening my leg. The joist continues to 'pop' resulting in pain and numbness in my foot and down into the ankle.
I have seen three orthopedic surgeons who highly doubt that I dislocated the joint as they have not heard of such problem and that a dislocation of the joint is highly unlikely.
An MRI shows an arthritic condition developing, and an EMG shows nerve dysfunction, but the doctors again say it is not proof of a problem with the fibular head.
I need help finding a doctor in the Boston, Ma/Portsmouth, NH area is familiar with this problem.
It has been nine months since the skiing injury and pain at the joint is increasing.
Any information you can provide will be greatly appreciated.
Asked by Rich03855 - 7 answers - 7 years 18 weeks ago