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Offline funkymunky

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How long for L-Release recovery
« on: January 18, 2005, 05:54:55 PM »
Hi,

I am having my 2nd lateral release & arthroscopy on Thursday this week as a final 'tester' before I have a major operation.

I had my last when I was young 10 years ago and cannot remember the in's & out's about it.

How long do you think before I can drive again and any tips on recovery will be very gratefully received!

Thanks,

Nick

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Re: How long for L-Release recovery
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2005, 10:25:45 PM »
Everybody's recovery is a bit different.  I had an LR plus AIR and LOA on 12/19/04.  I was on crutches for 2 weeks and NWB for that whole time.  I was also on pain meds pretty regularly.  I started driving just at about 2 weeks and 2 days post op.

You should ask your OS what to expect for better info.

Good luck,
Pam
ACLR, Menisectomy 3/04; ACL resection, Cyclops lesion removal, LOA & MUA 10/04; LOA, LR & AIR 12/29/04;#4&5 surgery on 2/9/05 & 3/2/05 debridement, irrigation & lavage, portal closure; #6  LOA, AIR, LR & other releases 12/9/05; #7 surgery 1/18/06 portal closure, lavage, debrid etc #8 skin graft 3/06

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Re: How long for L-Release recovery
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2005, 10:40:22 PM »
Pam is right, everyone is different when they recover from this surgery as well, surgeons are much different in how they deal with it as well.
I had a my second LR back in August, and i'm still struggling. However, I could return to driving at about 3 weeks  post op, and was off crutches at 2 weeks post op. Going up and down stairs reasonably at 3 weeks. Riding my bike at 6 weeks.
Hope this has helped..goodluck
Linds
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2002 Scope and hematoma evac RK
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Re: How long for L-Release recovery
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2005, 02:45:55 AM »
Hi.....I just had an LR done on Jan 6, 2005 and have had a good recovery, so far.  I was up without crutches in 3 days, driving at 5 and biking, walking and swimming at 6.   I'm doing my PT religiously and feeling great.  I still have inflammation but it is not debilitating.  Alak and alas, I still have pain going up and down the stairs but my doc says that is usually the last to come back.

Good luck.  I hope all goes well.  

Vicki
Palatine, IL

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Re: How long for L-Release recovery
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2005, 04:24:06 PM »
Hi,

Thanks for the reply guys. I just gotta get through tomorrow now because the nerves are kicking in now!

Ill keep you posted.....

Nick