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Offline willjen62

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We're new at this
« on: July 08, 2005, 01:32:57 AM »
My son just turned 18 the day after having a fresh bone allograft...oats Toronto Canada...I have not heard of anyone in our area having had this done common is it...?? our specialist in the sleepy little town we live in said my son was the yourngest and worst case he had ever seen.This specialist did a scope on my son when he was thirteen...this is when this all began..the scope did the job for four years but then the problem returned so  Our specialist said he couldn't help us any more and  sent us to a doctor in Toronto which is quite a distance away from where we live. The surgery was successful according to the doctor.... although my son has not been able to put any weight on it and is in the process for being fitted for a brace..we have been told non weight bearing for at least a year...does any of this sound familar??? we feel very alone on this journey...I'm so glad we found you....thanks for listening :)
Worried mother of son with knee difficulties at a young wonder I'm turning grey! My son is 18 and is sharing my interest in this web site...thank you for your support and concern..much appreciated~

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Oats Procedure
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Re: We're new at this
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2005, 01:41:04 AM »

Welcome to the board, sorry though that you have to be here with knee problems....I do not know much about this type of surgery, but you should be able to find information about it under 'Knee Arthritis' - 'Cartilage Plug Transfer'. 

You might find other stories in the 'Rehab Dept' - 'Post-Op Diary'.
Good luck,


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Re: We're new at this
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2005, 03:06:45 AM »
I have had a medial meniscal allograph about 4 years ago.  I am not sure what bone your son had added but the pain of any allograph is unbelieveable.  it is the worst pain that I have ever had.  And I have been through heck with my knees.  I was non-weight baring for about 3 months becuase it is SOFT tissue.  If he had bone placed in (I did about 4 months ago) then he should have been up and walking the next day to promote bone growth.  you may want to call the Dr. and make sure of your post op directives. 

I hope that everything turns out OK.  Let us know!

1992-Medial meniscal repair-r
1994-Medial meniscal removal-l
2000-Medial meniscal allograph-r
2000-clear out trash from allograph-r
2002-medial meniscal repair-l
2005-HTO Open Wedge