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The WAITING ROOM => GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads) => Topic started by: dancermom on October 18, 2010, 01:31:32 PM

Title: Lateral release and TTT
Post by: dancermom on October 18, 2010, 01:31:32 PM
My daughters surgery is tomorrow.....she is having a TTT and lateral release.  Does anyone know about hong this procedure usually takes?
Title: Re: Lateral release and TTT
Post by: crankerchick on October 18, 2010, 06:59:52 PM
I can't see it taking much longer than 1.5 hours, but hey I'm no doctor.
Title: Re: Lateral release and TTT
Post by: naturegirl on October 18, 2010, 10:24:02 PM
My Fulkerson TTT and MPFL reconstruction took 3 hrs and 15 mins.  But perhaps the MPFL just takes longer... 

-Jen
Title: Re: Lateral release and TTT
Post by: dancermom on October 18, 2010, 11:02:18 PM
thanks
Title: Re: Lateral release and TTT
Post by: cdubb on October 18, 2010, 11:29:04 PM
I would think it varies by the physician. My Dr. told me he does the TT in about 20-30 minutes.  The scope and lateral release is about 20 minutes also.  I've had the scope and lateral release done before while awake, so I know that is only 20 minutes. The actual operation beginning to end is probably about an hour. There is always a bunch of prep and recovery though that will be much longer than the actual operation.
Title: Re: Lateral release and TTT
Post by: duckie857 on October 19, 2010, 06:47:10 AM
I had JUST a TTT done 12 days ago.

It took 1 hour and 45 minutes from rolling me into the OR and to putting me into recovery. However, my family didn't see me for 2 hours after I was out of the OR because they had to get me a bed and didn't want to roll me all over kingdom come...so I was left in the recovery hallway with a very lovely nurse and a morphine pump for 2 hours. Honestly, it was blissful. Afterwards, I was rolled to my room. I got "bed" sick from the motion. I wish they had just left me in the hallway!  ;D