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Offline MWalker

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driving and knee surgery
« on: March 13, 2006, 12:06:17 AM »
Hi all,

I am here again with more questions. Does anyone have an idea of how long it will take before I am allowed to drive after having an osteotomy ( HTO) of my right knee? Any feeedback is appreciated. Thanks again!
Dislocated knee in 1989 in Budapest, Hungary
Arthoscopic surgery in September, 2004 on left knee
HTO on right knee in April, 2006
Presently "bone on bone" in both knees
"I am too young for this"

Offline weberbe

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Re: driving and knee surgery
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2006, 01:57:52 AM »
I am 7 weeks post TTT surgery on my right knee...my OS actually told me I could drive 2 weeks post op but I was not quite ready to try then...I started PT approx 4 weeks post op which helped start the strengthening of my right leg...I started driving at 5 weeks post op..probably could have done it a little sooner but did not have to so I didnt.

Good luck!

Offline mhsflute07

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Re: driving and knee surgery
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2006, 03:07:46 AM »
I started driving again 5 weeks after my TTT, I think. However, when I asked my OS he didn't actually believe that I could drive. I convinced him and he gave me the OK, just so long as I promised not to go over 100 mph!  ;D :P

Good luck!!

~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: driving and knee surgery
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2006, 03:52:09 AM »
Thank youboth for the reply. I noticed that you both had TTT. What does that stand for and if you don't mind, can you tell me why you had it done. I am soooo new to all of these web sites and it is so fascinating and helpful to know that I am not alone. I go for my first HTO on April 7th and worry that I won't be able to drive for a few months. Thank you both, so very, very much!
Dislocated knee in 1989 in Budapest, Hungary
Arthoscopic surgery in September, 2004 on left knee
HTO on right knee in April, 2006
Presently "bone on bone" in both knees
"I am too young for this"

Offline mhsflute07

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Re: driving and knee surgery
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2006, 04:57:24 AM »
Hi,

A TTT is a Tibial Tubercle Transfer. Essentially, the tibial tubercle (bump below the kneecap) is cut and moved towards the inside of the leg. This is done to realign the kneecap. I personally had the TTTs done on each knee to prevent my kneecaps from dislocating and subluxing anymore...and to hopefully get rid of the pain associated with my kneecap being out of alignment.

Good luck with your HTO! I'm sure everything will go great. Don't hesitate to read as much as you can on this site about HTOs...there are many post-op diaries that will shed light on recovery. Keep in mind that your OS has the final say about your recovery...everybody recovers differently!

~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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