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Offline plantgeek58

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1st Surgeries of 2007?
« on: December 31, 2006, 05:30:15 PM »
Hi Everyone,
I have a right knee scope scheduled for Jan. 2 at around noontime and I'm curious. Am I the first kneegeek to be going under the knife in the new year? Any other January surgeries who want to compare notes and commiserate?
Terre
RK 7/04 part. m. menisc., plica resect., MF
    3/05 part. m. menisc., open OATS
    1/07 part l. menisc., MF, patellar chondroplasty
    9/08 MF
LK 11/04 & 8/06 part m. menisc.
     7/07 LR, patellar tendon debrid., part m. menisc.

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Re: 1st Surgeries of 2007?
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2006, 07:27:22 PM »
I had a TRKR January 4, 2006 and this year January 8, 2007 I'm having Spinal surgery. The procedures are Spinal Fusion and Laminectomy for Spinal Stenosis. I had two  knee surgeries in 2005 and TKR 2006 and now Spinal surgery 2007.  This is the third year so hopefully three times and out holds true. I started with a scope and it's been all down hill from there, hopefully you are more successful.
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Re: 1st Surgeries of 2007?
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2006, 09:22:34 PM »
My left TTT is not scheduled yet, but will be early 2007.  I schedule on January 3rd.

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Re: 1st Surgeries of 2007?
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2006, 10:10:54 PM »
Hi,

I'm scheduled for left TKR on January 24--already getting nervous.  This is my third year of surgeries also, so hopefully this will be it for me too. 

I hope everybody has a safe and happy New Year's Eve and Day!

Donna
9/04 L TPF Plate w/6 screws;
5/05 R Calcaneal Process Fracture Surgery;
2/06 L Hardware Removal & Patellar Debridement;
8/06 R Great Toe Fusion;
1/07 L TKR

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Re: 1st Surgeries of 2007?
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2006, 10:36:10 PM »
Is this a competition, like the first baby of the year??  If I win the competition, will I receive prizes??  Will I get my photo in the paper with my new incision??  Put me down for 7 AM on January 2nd!   ;D

Good luck to those having surgery in January.

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Re: 1st Surgeries of 2007?
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2007, 03:02:23 AM »
Sorry Incog-knee-to,
No prizes, unless you consider a repaired knee a prize. I'll sure settle for that!

Wow, Luckygrandma,
You sure have been through a lot these past three years. Spinal surgery would scare me a lot more than knee surgery. What exactly does it involve?

Brianne,
I'll be very interested to hear about your TTT. I may be having that done on my right knee this summer. It depends on what my OS finds when he goes in for this scope. I have patellar tilt, and it's causing tendinitis. PT and stretching haven't helped.

Donna,
I can understand the nerves, TKR is a major step, but I'm sure you'll be glad you did it. You'll find lots of support here.

Happy New Year, Everyone!
Terre
RK 7/04 part. m. menisc., plica resect., MF
    3/05 part. m. menisc., open OATS
    1/07 part l. menisc., MF, patellar chondroplasty
    9/08 MF
LK 11/04 & 8/06 part m. menisc.
     7/07 LR, patellar tendon debrid., part m. menisc.

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Re: 1st Surgeries of 2007?
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2007, 05:48:15 AM »
Terre,

You can check-out my TTT diary in the Post-Op section.  I am almost 10 weeks out from my TTT on my right knee.  It has been a miracle...for the first time in as long as I can remember my knee doesn't hurt.  Atnot even 10 weeks Post-Op it feels better than it ever did before surgery.  I am looking forward to the same results with my left knee.

Its a difficult surgery, recovery, and rehab...but it has been so worth it for me.  If your scope determines that a TTT is right for you, I wish you the best of luck in your surgery.

Brianne

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Re: 1st Surgeries of 2007?
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2007, 12:30:13 PM »
GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE WITH UPCOMING SURGERIES SENDING GOOD VIBES YOUR WAY..

ALL THE BEST GAYLE AND MILO..  :-*
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Re: 1st Surgeries of 2007?
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2007, 12:32:39 PM »
 I am posting the following as this was all such a terrible experience for me and it has taken three years to get to the point of the OS's figuring out that I had more then one problem, and I want to share this becasue in reading many stories from people who are disappointed in their knee replacements, I want to point out that it may not be your knee at all.  
 Here is an overview of my upcoming surgery. I'm having both Spinal Fusion as I have a slipped disk and a Laminectoy for Spinal Stenosus. The leg pain from this is far worse then the knee pain was,

Surgery Overview

Decompressive laminectomy is the most common type of surgery done to treat spinal stenosis. This surgery is done to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or spinal nerve roots caused by age-related changes in the spine and to treat other conditions, such as injuries to the spine, herniated discs, or tumors. In many cases, reducing pressure on the nerve roots can relieve pain and allow you to resume normal daily activities.

Laminectomy removes bone (parts of the vertebrae) and/or thickened tissue that is narrowing the spinal canal and squeezing the spinal cord and nerve roots. This procedure is done by surgically cutting into the back.

In some cases, spinal fusion (arthrodesis) may be done at the same time to help stabilize sections of the spine treated with decompressive laminectomy. Spinal fusion is major surgery, usually lasting several hours.
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Re: 1st Surgeries of 2007?
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2007, 08:18:06 AM »
ooooh i have my first appointment with my knee specialist on january 4th...i'm really happy because i've been waiting a year for a doctor to reply!


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Re: 1st Surgeries of 2007?
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2007, 11:26:45 AM »
I've been waiting for my ACLR date since October/November2006. :'(
Football injury July 2006
Confirmation of ACL injury Oct 2006 by OS
Had ACLR (Hamstring) and lateral meniscus repair on 26th March 2007

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Re: 1st Surgeries of 2007?
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2007, 03:12:23 PM »
Well, I am not going under the knife in January, but I have a os appointment this afternoon to see if I will need surgery. So, if i do it wont be until school gets out for the summer hopefully!
Good luck to everyone having surgeries!
Jennifer
June 19,2006-Proximal Soft Tissue and Distal Bony Realignment (LK)
August 15,2006-Wound closure from last surgery (LK)
January 15,2007 Meniscus Repair (RK)
January 27, 2009 Open Wedge Distal Femoral Varus Osteotomy (RK)...

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Re: 1st Surgeries of 2007?
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2007, 03:41:10 AM »
I have surgery tomorrow, Jan 3rd! Diagnostic scope for general cartilage issues, possible torn meniscus (MRI was inconclusive on that..)
Had my pre op today.
SO  nervous, this is my first real injury that's taken me out of skiing. and with all the snow we have been getting colorado i just want to get back out there! Hopefully just 1-2 weeks.

Good luck to everyone with their surgeries in the New Year :)

-Nikki

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Re: 1st Surgeries of 2007?
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2007, 05:15:03 AM »
I am scheduled for a lateral release and medial patello-femoral ligament reconstruction surgery (using cadaver ligament) on Jan. 18, 2007.  I'm concerned about the surgery, but want to get this knee fixed and get back to my life.  I'm tired of not being allowed to work (been off since Oct. 31, 2006 and have been told to expect at least 3 months following surgery before I can return to work).  Anyways . . . Jan. 18, 2007 is the date.

Best wishes to all having surgery this month!  Take care.
Numerous subluxes/dislocations of R knee - 1991 to 1997
R knee arthroscopy (removal of plica band and some cartilage) - 1997
L foot surgery (removal of accessory navicular) - 1999
Numerous subluxes/dislocations of L knee - 1991 to present
L knee LR and MPFL reconstruction - 1/18/2007

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Re: 1st Surgeries of 2007?
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2007, 04:50:34 PM »
Hi Everyone,

Nikki, will be thinking of you especially today. Hoping you have an easy time and get good news, so you can get right back out onto the slopes. I've had several meniscectomies, so if you have any questions about it, feel free to ask.

Luckygrandma, thanks for the info. I'm sure that will be helpful to a lot of people here. Sure does sound daunting, though. I will be praying hard for you on the 8th.

LighthouseFan, I know what you mean about wanting to get fixed and get back to your life. I've been trying to get back to normal for almost 3 years now. I'm sick of doctors and surgery and PT being the center of my life. Wishing you the best for your surgery, too.

Jennifer and nae, good luck with your OS appointments and let us know how you make out.

Elbow2head, hope you get your surgery date soon. It must be tough living with a knee that can give out on you at random moments.

Well, I got through my surgery pretty well yesterday. It wasn't the outcome I was hoping for, so I will have to spend some weeks on crutches, but I'm glad I opted to do it now. He found another OCD, on the femoral condyle and did a microfracture. If I had waited til this summer, as originally planned, that might have gotten worse. He also debrided another small medial meniscus tear. I'll get the full scoop on Friday when I go in for my first post-op check. So far, I'm feeling good. Pain is minimal and no nausea from the anesthesia. I'm beginning a post-op diary if anyone wants to check it out.

Hope you all have good knee days today.
Terre

RK 7/04 part. m. menisc., plica resect., MF
    3/05 part. m. menisc., open OATS
    1/07 part l. menisc., MF, patellar chondroplasty
    9/08 MF
LK 11/04 & 8/06 part m. menisc.
     7/07 LR, patellar tendon debrid., part m. menisc.