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Offline allstardiva2005

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meniscus transplant & loose ACL/LCL
« on: January 16, 2005, 04:15:32 AM »
Earlier this month, I saw Dr. Noyes and he diagnosed me with a loose ACL and LCL. My good knee's LCL is lax enough to move 5 extra degrees. My bad knee's LCL can move 12 degrees. Plus my ACL recon has a decent endpoint, but is fairly loose. He said that I will need to have both reconstructed in the future.

I'm currently in the process of determining how much medial meniscus I have left to see if a transplant is an option (MRI & an exploratory scope most likely). My question is "if I need a transplant, I know I need a stable knee. Will I then have to have both reconstructed before having the transplant done?" I know the ACL can be done with the transplant if needed, but what about the LCL?

Thanks!
Christy
Medial Meniscus Repair- '00,03
Partial Meniscectomy- '03, '04
ACL Reconstruction- '02
Exploratory Scope- '05
Allograft ACL Revision & Neuroma Excision- '06
Hardware Removal & Bone Filing- '06
Scar Tissue Removel- '07

** Medial meniscus transplant is in the near future... **

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Re: meniscus transplant & loose ACL/LCL
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2005, 03:18:07 AM »
I had a ACL revision at the same time as a  meniscus transplant. The rehabs are different but it is possiable to have them done at the same time. I also had a torn MCL, but I didn;t have it reconstructed so I am not sure how your loose LCL will factor into the mix,
Good Luck,
Melanie
99 ACL, med, lat men repair
00 Med menisectomy, lat men repair
01 med, lat meniscus transplant, ACL rev, LR
01 chrondroplasty, manip & debrid
02 med, lat partial menisectomy
03 Arthrotomy,  LOA, LR
05 chrondroplasty, lat men repair, shrink ACL
05  med menisectomy, chrondropla
05 med PKR

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Re: meniscus transplant & loose ACL/LCL
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2005, 01:23:35 PM »
thanks for replying
Medial Meniscus Repair- '00,03
Partial Meniscectomy- '03, '04
ACL Reconstruction- '02
Exploratory Scope- '05
Allograft ACL Revision & Neuroma Excision- '06
Hardware Removal & Bone Filing- '06
Scar Tissue Removel- '07

** Medial meniscus transplant is in the near future... **