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« on: January 16, 2003, 02:19:21 PM »
Tibial tuberosity transfer

Offline eleanor

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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2003, 04:48:04 PM »'s all good knowing the name, but what does it actually mean? what kind of injury is it?

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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2003, 04:51:08 PM »
Good question, Eleanor. (Beautiful name, by the way. ) When I see acronyms spelled out, it does me little good if I don't know the meaning of the words, and I don't know the meaning of most of them.

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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2003, 08:56:10 PM »
Hi guys-

A TTT, or tibial tuberosity (sometimes called tubercle) transfer can be any of a number of types of surgeries all consisting of a common element.  In a TTT surgery, the point at which the patellar tendon attaches to the tibia, which is the tibial tuberosity, is cut and reattached in a different location on the front of the tibia.  This surgery is considered by most OS's to be a reallignment procedure to allow for straighter tracking of the patella.

I have had 2 of these surgeries so far, with one more probably on the way.  Feel free to IM me if you want to know anything else.

Hugs and happy knee thoughts-
-Heather G.
Rt. knee-plica resection, LR, 4 TTTs, MPFL repair & 2 MPFL reconstructions
Lt. knee-2 TTTs, & 2 MPFL reconstructions...
Scheduled for bilateral hardware removal, lt. knee TT revision, MPFL recon and LR recon with new wonderful surgeon.
Plus 9 other orthopedic surgeries