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Title: Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy- Outpatient?
Post by: SunL1219 on July 27, 2016, 07:13:23 PM
Hi Folks!

My orthopedic surgeon is recommending a TTT via an outpatient procedure. He says I should be on crutches for 4 weeks and back to normal by 3 months.

A lot of what I read about the procedure says that patients usually stay in the hospital for 1-3 nights, and in crutches for 6 weeks. But, a lot of what I've read is also quite dated (from the early 2000's).

I was wondering if any one would be willing to share their experiences from an outpatient TTT, and whether you felt the recovery time was adequate. Or if any guru out there also knows if the procedure has improved in the past 10 years or so that would indicate why my surgeon is doing this outpatient. I'm more than happy to believe that recovery should be quicker than what I'm reading :). 
Title: Re: Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy- Outpatient?
Post by: sunn on September 18, 2016, 03:59:04 PM
I had ttt a year ago. I had to stay in hospital overnight (had a drain on knee) and was in a hinged knee brace for 6 weeks. On crutches about 5 weeks. Was back to normal by about 10 /12 weeks. 
I was told the brace time was none negotiable as bone needs time to heal