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Offline newmom2afw

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« on: July 29, 2005, 05:24:27 AM »
Hi Knee Geeks...

This website has saved my life already and I haven't even had surgery yet!!!

Quick question...Based on my research so far, it seems to me that the Fulkerson and TTT are the same thing.  Am I mistaken?  I am scheduled for A Fulkerson Osteotomy on Aug 16th, and I was just curious as to the similarities..  Thank you so much for all your help so far!!!

Nervous Patient,
Tiffany :-\

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Re: Fulkerson/TTT
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2005, 01:45:53 PM »
There are many different types of TTTs and fulkerson is one of them. Each has its own characteristics and are named after the surgeon's that perfected them. There used to be a link on the site somewhere that walked through all the different surgeries and what each one did different.

Good luck! I go in for my TTT Tuesday morning  ::)
*May 95-- Roux-Goldthwait & lateral release
*Dec 95-- Chondroplasty, Synovial tissue removal,partial ACL tear
*Sept 04-ACL reconstruction w/allograft
*Mar 05-Chondroplasty of kneecap/Chondromalacia
*Saphenous neuroma
*Chronic PFS
*Aug 2nd 2005 Fulkerson TTT

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Re: Fulkerson/TTT
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2005, 07:11:12 PM »
You're right about a Fulkerson being a type of TTT.  I'm six weeks out, and doing pretty well.  It's not necessarily a fun recovery...but you'll get through it just fine.  Make SURE that you do all the SLRs and quad sets that you can ASAP post-op.  I was freed from my brace a month earlier than standard protocol because I sucked it up and "worked through the pain."

LR/TTT 3 August 2006, RK
LR/TTT 16 June 2005, LK
CPMs are evil.