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Offline jerman710

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« on: January 20, 2006, 09:41:10 PM »
What is it? Besides something thats in many breakfast cereals!!!!

Just curious.

43 yrs old
6/21/05 arthroscopy rt knee meniscus tear
10/5/05 2nd arthroscopy rt knee another meniscus tear
2/15/06 Fulkerson, LR, debridement and yet another menscal tear Rt knee
10/18/06 microfracture right knee
10/23/09 debridement right knee
6/16/10 PFJR right knee scheduled

Offline blackbeltgirl

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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2006, 03:38:38 AM »
There's a glossary on the main page, as you come across more unknown terms.  Buts OATS is Osteochondral Autograft Transplant Surgery.  They take a cartilage plug from a non-weightbearing part of the knee and use it to fill a lesion in a weight-bearing part of the knee.  FOr larger lesions, they perform a similar procedure using an allograft plug (from a cadaver).
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
   3cm x 6cm lesion, LFC; 3cm x 1cm lesion, trochlear groove; lateral tibial plateau lesion
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Offline terrylb63

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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2006, 07:11:02 PM »

They were going to do this to my knee, but found it in too bad a shape to proceed with the procedure.  I came across that website while trying to find info on oats.
5 surgeries so far on right knee