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Offline lescycling

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7 holes in the knee?
« on: January 15, 2007, 07:20:09 AM »
Hello,
I went trough ACLR & meniscus tear surgery. ( I had donor's graft ) my medial onterior horn was torn  in moderate levels.

After I unwraped my knee for new dressing, I noticed 7 entry holes in my knee.
I was wonder if anyone knows what they are there?

Doctor mention it will be 4-5 holes max.

Position of the holes are:

One  vertical cut about 3/4" right on Tibial Tubercle ( I think? )

Two side by side still below the knee cup near Patellar Tendon very small

One on the lateral and  one on the medial anteror meniscus , not sure what was the lateral side for?
One on the same side as the medial meniscus, but about 2" to the side , still near the center of the knee.

last one was for the medicine pump's tube ight around the head of the femoral muscle.

Aslo, do you think I have stitches in such small cuts, or they are under the skin?


Thanks for your time.
Les


I know one was for buster medicine pump, than another for camera, than looks like 5 for all the tools/instruments.
 Its is amazing what all those super small intrumants can do!
November 16th 06' Ropture ACL & Meniscus tear plying badminton turnament.
Nov. 24th MRI scan done.
Jan, 8th 07' ACLr & Meniscus repair using allograft & Ti Pin technique.

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Re: 7 holes in the knee? Now I know, what are they for
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2007, 04:37:13 AM »
Hello,

Looks like nobody could figure ot 7 holes?

I finally asked doctor today and he gave me a scoop what they are for.

Under pattla for graft to push in and attached at bottom.
Two above : For 2 Cameras
Two on each side of knee : fot pins to fasten the upper end of the graft.
Center of the knee : for Pump with pain drugs.
Obove : for the Buster pain pump ( the one you keep with you for 3 days )

Thanks,
Les
November 16th 06' Ropture ACL & Meniscus tear plying badminton turnament.
Nov. 24th MRI scan done.
Jan, 8th 07' ACLr & Meniscus repair using allograft & Ti Pin technique.















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