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Offline blackbeltgirl

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I just scheduled ACI for February 21
« on: November 30, 2005, 09:12:28 PM »
I wish it was sooner - if I have to do this, I'd rather get it over and done with.  But I've decided to use the next 3 months to drop some weight, strengthen my leg muscles and my upper body (to prepare for 6-8 weeks NWB), and not think about it too much till February.

I went to see Dr. Levy in NJ, who made this a much easier decision.  He said if I don't do it sooner, not later, the bone will be too damaged for anything other than TKR.  I'm only 31!!!! So slice me open, bioengineer me, and put me back together.  Hope everyone else finds a doctor who makes their decision easier.

ACI was supposed to be 2/21/06.  On 6/29/06 Insurance co said have another scope, and if it still looks good, they'll ok the ACI.
Microfracture Dec 7, 2004
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Re: I just scheduled ACI for February 21
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2005, 09:40:25 PM »


It is very good that you have found a surgeon that you are so comfortable with, that is great!!  Hope the next three months go well for you and you are successful with your endeavors.
Good luck.  ~Shade
July '05 (RK) - LR/debridement
Mar '06 (RK) - Open LR + Allograft w/OBI TruFit Plug + Fulkerson TTT
 Feb '07 (LK) - LR + Fulkerson TTT