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Offline Natalie.D

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Meniscectomy/debridement and washout
« on: March 20, 2005, 12:56:31 AM »
Hi,

I was wondering if there is a common/usual amount of time you should get relief from a washout.  I had a meniscectomy with debridement and washout in November, everything was doing ok until now.  Nearly 5 months on and my initial problems are returning, ie. catching, pinching, sticking, pain, etc.  Does this mean that I need another arthroscopy to do the washout again?  How long should I expect in between these procedures (my OS said to expect to need this done a few times in the years to come until I need a TKR), but I wasn't expecting to need it again so soon.  Any info would be appreciated.  Thanks.

Natalie.
Dislocations since age 12
Trochlear Dysplasia
Maltracking
Hypermobile
LR/MR-failed
TTT, LR, MR L knee 95-Success
TTT, LR, MR R 02-Success
Screws out
Partial tear ACL
Severe end stage OA
4 Debridements
Partial Meniscectomy
Failed Microfracture
11mm Defect LFC
Bone Spurs, Kissing Lesions

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Re: Meniscectomy/debridement and washout
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2006, 12:51:09 PM »
Natalie,

Sorry to hear that your knees are acting up again.  Seems everyone reacts differently from the  debridement/lavage procedure, I felt no relief at all afterward.
Has anyone ever discussed the microfracture, ACI, OATS & synthetic graft procedures?   
Remember you talking about TKR surgery, but want to hold off for a while, so just wondered if anyone could try one of these other procedures to give you some needed relief.
Good luck, Natalie.  Hope you find answers soon.  ~Shade
July '05 (RK) - LR/debridement
Mar '06 (RK) - Open LR + Allograft w/OBI TruFit Plug + Fulkerson TTT
 Feb '07 (LK) - LR + Fulkerson TTT

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Re: Meniscectomy/debridement and washout
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2006, 01:59:05 PM »
Hi Shade,

Just noticed your reply to this message (its an old one!), but since then as you may remember I went to see another surgeon to discuss PKR, it wasn't an option, neither was any of the procedures you mention as the arthritis is so far advanced (in all three compartments now) and my trochlear dysplasia is too severe, the only option left is a TKR, so its a case of coping as best I can for as long as I can before I go in for the TKR.

Natalie.
Dislocations since age 12
Trochlear Dysplasia
Maltracking
Hypermobile
LR/MR-failed
TTT, LR, MR L knee 95-Success
TTT, LR, MR R 02-Success
Screws out
Partial tear ACL
Severe end stage OA
4 Debridements
Partial Meniscectomy
Failed Microfracture
11mm Defect LFC
Bone Spurs, Kissing Lesions

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Re: Meniscectomy/debridement and washout
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2006, 05:15:34 PM »
Natalie,

Sorry about that, I still get caught sometimes by not looking at the dates on posts.  Guess I'd better watch for that.     
July '05 (RK) - LR/debridement
Mar '06 (RK) - Open LR + Allograft w/OBI TruFit Plug + Fulkerson TTT
 Feb '07 (LK) - LR + Fulkerson TTT















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