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Offline carmen9234

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Maquet procedure scheduled in one week
« on: June 25, 2005, 02:31:27 AM »
Hi,

I'm having my surgery on the 29th and I am just wondering what to expect and how best to deal with the first few weeks.

Can anyone give me an idea as to what to do to minimize rehab time? what has worked best for you in rehabing and getting back to your normal routine.  Are there any nutritional supplements which have proved helpful in healing?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Carmen   ;D
bilateral lateral releases
chondromalacia
TTT lt knee 6/29/05

They will eventually work!!!  :) gotta stay positive

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Re: Maquet procedure scheduled in one week
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2005, 12:15:18 PM »
Have you checked out the Patello-femorial joint section under the Specialist's office?  Or the post op diaries?  There are several Kneegeeks who have had various TTT procedures and have posts there  also down tword the bottom ther are threads under products you couldn't live withoutand others where there are lists of things that can make your recovery easier.

Good  Luck on the 29th,!  !

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Re: Maquet procedure scheduled in one week
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2005, 12:44:18 PM »
Carmen,

Good luck with your TTT surgery on Wednesday, June 29th. 

Will have my fingers X'd.

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Re: Maquet procedure scheduled in one week
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2005, 04:50:01 PM »
Hi Carmen,
   I have had the Maquet procedure on both knees.  I think the most important thing is to go into surgery in the best possible shape, quad strength and ROM.  The surgery isn't as bad as I expected it to be, boredom was my biggest problem.  The best advice I can give you is to follow your OS's orders, go to PT, and be diligent about doing your exercises!  I have been taking glucosamine/chondroitin supplements for 5 years, not sure that they have any effect or not.  If you have any specific questions please let me know!  Good luck with your surgery!

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Re: Maquet procedure scheduled in one week
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2005, 01:26:55 AM »
Well Iwent in to see my OS for my pre-op visit today.  It was a good thing, she was able to go into detail regarding what she was going to do and also was able to put my mind at ease.
In essence what she is going to do is to make a small incision on the lateral aspect of my tibia about 1-2 inches long.  She then will partly detach the tibial tuberosity creating a hinge effect, she then will introduce the allograft and then secure the tuberosity, she will use 2 screws which can be removed later if needed.
I will be in a brace (getting fitted tomorrow) with limited flexion; the first 2-3 weeks at 15 degrees and then progressing up to 90 degrees by the 6th week.  I will be on crutches but able to bear weight as tolerated.  She wants me to do SLR and supine quad sets as soon as I am able followed and supplemented with PT.  I will be able to get into the pool 10-12 days post op,and nursing school in the fall should not be a problem.
I feel very optimistic about the procedure now and continue to strengthen my leg as much as I can.  I went for a walk/run (shuffle) yesterday and it felt okay considering I am 4 weeks post lateral release.  I have been swimming and weight training as much as I can tolerate, the knee feels fine.  So, at least I am going in strong and hopefully that will all help to speed my recovery.
Thanks for all the tips and info.  I am going to get the silicone pads for the scar and my break away pants tomorrow.
As I am certain I'll have 20 billion questions after the surgery, I'll post a post op diary as soon as I can.

Once agin thanks for everything,

Carmen:)
bilateral lateral releases
chondromalacia
TTT lt knee 6/29/05

They will eventually work!!!  :) gotta stay positive

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Re: Maquet procedure scheduled in one week
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2005, 02:48:42 PM »
Good Luck Carmen for tomorrow

I hope it all goes well and look forward to hearing about it all in the post op diary
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