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Offline meandmyknee

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My third surgery, HELP!
« on: November 02, 2004, 10:28:51 PM »
I will be having my third knee surgery in a couple weeks.  The first two were arthoscopic with a LR.  This is going to be an open surgery where my muscle is deattached and then reattached and also two screws put from my patella to my tibia.  Has anyone had this procedure done?  Is there another name for it?  I have been trying to research it and keep coming up with things about TTT's.  I would appreciate any help! :)

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Re: My third surgery, HELP!
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2004, 01:49:02 AM »
It sounds like a TTT to me!  Try reading the TTT posts in the post-op board- a lot of good information there.  Mine is posted under "Knee Rebuild Kit."  Best of luck and many hugs!

Chris  :)
Lateral Release- Left Knee (Feb 2001)
Lateral Release- Right Knee (April 2001)
Fulkerson's TTO, Lateral Release, & Scope- Right Knee (20 Aug 2004)

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Re: My third surgery, HELP!
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2004, 04:49:26 AM »
Sounds like a TTT with a VMO advancement.
Here are some links you may find interesting-

http://www.cartilagedoc.org/downloads/sek/patellproblems.pdf

http://www.kneehippain.com/patient/pain/surgery.html

http://users.rcn.com/dcornelius/big_red_knee/

I had a TTT with Z-release, medial reefing, and VMO advancement. Fun, fun.  :P Let me know if you have any questions,

cat
"Miserable malalignment"
 Lateral release, medial reefing, VMO advancement, and TTT-  3/2/04
Screw removal- 5/24/05
Cortisone injection to pes anserine- 7/27/05
Femoral derotation osteotomy, TTT revision- 10/18/07

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Re: My third surgery, HELP!
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2004, 05:08:17 PM »
Thanks for the words of wisdom.  This was my first time posting on the bulletin board.  Sometimes I think I would have been better off not knowing what was going to happen.  I just wonder why my OS has never called it a TTT.  He has just told me they will have to realign my patella. ???

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Re: My third surgery, HELP!
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2004, 05:20:02 PM »
My OS had never heard of that acronym either though he was quick to figure it out.

And you definately want to know what's going on with your knee so you can help manage your care. Ask me how I know! :)

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"Miserable malalignment"
 Lateral release, medial reefing, VMO advancement, and TTT-  3/2/04
Screw removal- 5/24/05
Cortisone injection to pes anserine- 7/27/05
Femoral derotation osteotomy, TTT revision- 10/18/07

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Re: My third surgery, HELP!
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2004, 05:27:01 PM »
How long does it take to become fully active again?  I have been working hard for the last four months to faithfully go to a gym.  I did it more for muscle gain than for weight loss.  The thought of starting over is kind of depressing.  I guess that is all just part of it.  I can't stand the pain in my knee much longer.  I wish I could just have the surgery and get started with recovery.















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