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Offline spacecadet

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what is a TTT?
« on: July 10, 2005, 10:48:07 PM »
Hiya everyone!

I just wondered what exactly is a TTT?
i've tried to find out but obviously aren't looking in the right places.. don't worry no ones said i need one or anything, i've just heard it refered so much on this site and always wondered what it means!

thanks all of you for always being there for me! :-*

love always spacecadet x ;D
smashed patella (& arm) in car crash - 3rd feb 05
wired knee (tension band) & plated ulna & radius - 3rd feb
went home in cricket splint - 10th feb
stitches out - 23rd feb
commenced physio 5 days week - 1st April
bend to 88 degrees, walking slowly wirh cane - 20 May,
bend to 100 degrees -8 aug

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Re: what is a TTT?
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2005, 11:59:56 PM »
hello!

both of my knees had TTTs done.  my first was in feb and the other was done early june.  a TTT (Tibial Tubercle Transfer) is used to correct maltracking and malalignment of the knee joint.  my OS did a fulkerson's TTT so i really only know that kind.  there are others on the board who have had other types of TTTs. 

for the fulkerson's, the surgeon will go and make a 2-3 inch incision and fracture part of the lower leg bone where the patellar tendon is located at.  the surgeon will then move the fracture to the correct place in order to make the patella to track correctly and hopefully reslove disloactions and subluxations. 

the fracture is held in place by two screws.  so after surgery, you now can set off metal detectors!  one of the many perks! just kidding!  :P   

i hope this helped.  i have post op diaries on the post op section that explains the surgery a little and also recovery! 

take care
~Mandy :)
21 yrs old
12/04: plica removal (RK)
2/05: debridement, LR/TTT (RK)
6/05: debridement, LR/TTT (LK)
10/05: scar tissue removal/debridement (LK)
3/06: screw removal (both knees), debridement on TTT site (LK)
5/08: debridement, HTO, Maquet procedure (LK)

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Re: what is a TTT?
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2005, 12:05:29 AM »
Hiya Mandy!

thanks for the answer! really just being curious as its been mentioned by so many people..

yeah must say cant wait to set off the metal detectors at the airport as i have wire in my knee and metal plates in my arm too!
although i'm a bit annoyed that i cant stick fridge magnets to myself like i though i could!!! ;D

thanks!
 
love spacecadet xx

smashed patella (& arm) in car crash - 3rd feb 05
wired knee (tension band) & plated ulna & radius - 3rd feb
went home in cricket splint - 10th feb
stitches out - 23rd feb
commenced physio 5 days week - 1st April
bend to 88 degrees, walking slowly wirh cane - 20 May,
bend to 100 degrees -8 aug

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Re: what is a TTT?
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2005, 12:59:34 AM »
Haha....never thought of fridge magnets. I had a TTT the same day Mandy did, and so at the airport last week I asked if I would actually set off metal detectors with screws in my leg and they said yes! Haha....I wanted to try it out, but they made me go through handicapped security instead.... :P

~Erin~
June 2, 2005 TTT/LR  R.
July 26, 2005 TTT/LR  L.
June 6, 2006 Microfracture R.
June 5, 2007 Microfracture & Screw Removal R.
March 12, 2009 Scope and ACI Biopsy R.
May 12, 2009 TTT, Trochleoplasty R.
December 15, 2009 ACI (patella) & bilateral hardware removal
December 21, 2010 LOA and LR

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Re: what is a TTT?
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2005, 05:33:16 PM »
Hi Erin,
   I have had TTTs on both knees and have 2 screws in each leg.  The titanium screws don't set off the metal detectors.  I have flown several times with the screws and have never set it off.  In fact the only time I have ever set off a metal detector was after drinking radioactive iodine for some thyroid tests and then spending 2 hours under the xray machine.  They must have some kind of geiger counter as well, or else it was because I was just glowing from all the radiation!

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