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Offline SallyW

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Ummm. Personal question...
« on: June 29, 2005, 05:13:38 PM »
Anyone been told how long you should wait after OATS before resuming, um, physical intimacy? I'm not talking about anything wild, you know - just normal "activity".

My OS hasn't ever mentioned anything about it, and I don't have the guts to ask him...he's not my gyn, after all...so I'm shy about things like that...but I'm assuming that it wouldn't be allowed during the critical NWB time, just because that is when the graft/s could most likely be disturbed.

Anyone been told anything about this?
Right knee: LR/TTT 1995 Left knee: LR/TTT 2000, Microfracture & partial meniscus removal 2004, Synvisc 2004, Unloader 2004, OATS 6/20/2005, Synvisc 2006, Debridement 2006

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Re: Ummm. Personal question...
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2005, 06:50:30 PM »
Well, as long as you're not WB during the activity, it shouldn't matter.  Whenever you're physically comfortable enough, it should be fine.  Don't be embarrassed to ask your OS either.  It's a perfectly normal question and they've probably been asked before.

Danielle
32 - R knee gone to hell
lat. meniscus 94
ACL, chondroplasty 98
Chondroplasty 99
Screw fell out into joint, med. meniscus, microfracture 99
MCL/med. capsule recon, med. meniscus 00
Chondroplasty 04
Chrondroplasty 1/05
OATS 4/05 for OCD lesion
AVN, MFC fracture 10/05

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Re: Ummm. Personal question...
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2005, 09:22:17 PM »
My OS said as soon as I was ready. If you are NWB dont put any pressure on your knee by stepping down.

There are other ways!!! Ummm if you know what I mean

Paulette
4/04 microfracture
5/04 debris removal
8/04 OATS with synthetic plugs
11/04 OATS traditional autograft medial femoral chondyle
05/05 debris removal and OATS assessment
6/05 Cadaver Allograft OATS lateral femoral chondyle
9/05 OATS redone could not save allograft plug
12/2006 2007 and 2008 scop