NOTES - Surgical Procedures :
TKR after TTT??? - - Posted by Tery (2soreknees), 2 March 2004
My OS has told me that I will need to have a TKR on both knees eventually. I was wondering if previously having a TTT on my knee(s) would make a TKR more difficult? or easier? or does it matter?
Posted by DMartin (DMartin), 26 March 2004
Sorry I am new to the forums here. What is a TTT?
Posted by Tery (2soreknees), 26 March 2004
Welcome. A TTT is a Tibial Tubercle Transfer. It is where the Orthopedic Surgeon realigns the Tibial Tuberosity - thats the place on your tibia where the patella femoral tendon attaches. It is done to help the alignment and tracking of the patella.
This is a great site. If you look at the upper right you will see all kinds of reference sources. The Dictionary can help you decipher some of the acronyms we use.
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