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Offline merebear329

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Re: ttt recovery 101
« Reply #390 on: September 02, 2005, 09:38:22 PM »
Haha - you've been telling me for months to find a new doc. Now i do, and i get a "well crap" :P Just messing with ya...

Sept 13 is surgery. OH JOY. Not too far away...

I'll keep ya posted though

Meredith
20 y/o female
RK: Grade 2 OA
RK: LR - '99
RK: LR - 7.04
RK: TTT (Fulkerson) w/ LR - 12.04
RK: HW replacement - 2.05 (both screws broken)
RK: Arthroscopic flush - staph infection 5.05
RK: HW removal - 6.05
RK: Fat pad and "bony spike" (bottom 1/3+ of TT osteotomy) excision, LR - 9.13.05

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Re: ttt recovery 101
« Reply #391 on: September 02, 2005, 09:54:04 PM »
Hey Goose...

Hopefully your knee will start to feel better after you ease up on it a little. AND that there isnt anything else going on in there! Tell ya what... these knees get pretty ticked off if you mess with them!

You can blame me for Meredith having surgery... its all my fault... I sent her to the new doc... *sigh*

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*Dec 95-- Chondroplasty, Synovial tissue removal,partial ACL tear
*Sept 04-ACL reconstruction w/allograft
*Mar 05-Chondroplasty of kneecap/Chondromalacia
*Saphenous neuroma
*Chronic PFS
*Aug 2nd 2005 Fulkerson TTT

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Re: ttt recovery 101
« Reply #392 on: September 04, 2005, 08:26:52 PM »
Alright...knock off the roasting the Goose...  ;)

"Crap" intended toward the surgery, not the doc. Thank God you found another doc.  If I had a punjab lasso it would be around that mans neck...

So far my knee is ok, seems when I don't have any of that massive dosages of anti-inflams in the system it starts to hurt again. The 10 day R&R period is up on the 12th so we will see what happens

Later all.
Goose
RK-LR 1988
RK-LR 1999, chondromalacia, torn cartlidge removed, debridement
LK-LR 2002, chondromalacia
LK 11/2004 diagonstic scope, lesion removed, debridement
LK-TTT 12/8/2004

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Re: ttt recovery 101
« Reply #393 on: September 10, 2005, 07:18:57 PM »
10 period of drugging up....nothing!

Still hurting even more now to the point of a heavy limp and I am dreading heading back to the gym because of it.  Actually envying Meredith and her upcoming need of crutches...how sick am I?

Meredith I'll be thinking of you on the 13th. You better drop a note and tell me how you are or I will kick you butt...

Later guys.
Goose
RK-LR 1988
RK-LR 1999, chondromalacia, torn cartlidge removed, debridement
LK-LR 2002, chondromalacia
LK 11/2004 diagonstic scope, lesion removed, debridement
LK-TTT 12/8/2004

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Re: ttt recovery 101
« Reply #394 on: November 05, 2005, 02:52:51 PM »
Just thought I would see if anyone is still out there recovering.  I'm going on month 11 now out of the 18 month projected full recovery.

Just had a second MRI done to see if I have any cartlidge problems in there hindering my recovery and I will get those results on the 8th of November.  So, I'll check the boards again.

Hope everyone is well.

Goose
RK-LR 1988
RK-LR 1999, chondromalacia, torn cartlidge removed, debridement
LK-LR 2002, chondromalacia
LK 11/2004 diagonstic scope, lesion removed, debridement
LK-TTT 12/8/2004

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Re: ttt recovery 101
« Reply #395 on: November 07, 2005, 02:48:29 PM »
Haha - hola... So i was doing decent kinda - back in pt for 3 weeks, with the possibility of having a trauma hardware specialist remove my broken screw pieces down the road as it seems i have a problem with metal being in my body... That was before this past weekend - oh boy.

My sister got married on Saturday... i was greatly enjoying myself and drowing my sorrows for VT's loss to miami. Well in the club after the reception, i slipped in water and fell directly on my knee. Got kicked out cuz my scar busted open and there was blood dripping down my leg. It's still very swollen and my foot is numb. It pops a lot and sends pain shooting down my leg. Had pt this morning and steve just shook his head at me. I could barely get full revolutions on the bike and had major issues with the leg press and anything where i had to put full weight on my right leg. Not good - so now i go see my doc at 1:50. Nice to have one that actually calls you back within like 30 mins AND gets you an appt THAT DAY if something is wrong!!! But i'm off to ice and elevate cuz my foot is really tingling. Will let you know what the doc says. And you be sure to fill us in tomorrow!!

Meredith, the accident prone one
20 y/o female
RK: Grade 2 OA
RK: LR - '99
RK: LR - 7.04
RK: TTT (Fulkerson) w/ LR - 12.04
RK: HW replacement - 2.05 (both screws broken)
RK: Arthroscopic flush - staph infection 5.05
RK: HW removal - 6.05
RK: Fat pad and "bony spike" (bottom 1/3+ of TT osteotomy) excision, LR - 9.13.05

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Re: ttt recovery 101
« Reply #396 on: November 08, 2005, 01:36:14 AM »
Goose - Yikes.  I remember reading your posts before going in for my surgery and then keeping up on what was going on with you to find out what was coming up for me.  I had high hopes that you would be fully recovered now and back to your 'normal' life.  I think that life after TTT is never 'normal' but what do we know about normal anyway?

I am sorry to hear about your on-going saga - you and meredith...I have to check in on medic jess as well.  I feel lucky - all of my drama happened in the week right after my surgery - with the lifting of the screws and breaking of the bone fragment.  I haven't had much problems related to the TTT - I complain constantly about the dang screws (they put extra-heavy duty ones in when they had to re-do the surgery) but I hear there is a big improvement when they come out - although Meredith I don't envy you that - for all the heavy dutiness of my screws I will only need out-patient surgery and my own OS not a 'special' specialist.  My knee is as secure as I imagine healthy knees are and I have had no subluxing or even movement - however I suffer constantly from grade 3 patellofemoral arthritis...different problem.

Goose - I hope that things turn out well for you and I will stay tuned for more on your story - good luck - I am keeping my fingers crossed that healthy functioning knees are right around the corner for you!

dawn

Patella Alta (L&R)
Lateral Subluxation (R)
Osteoarthritis Grade III (L&R Patella)
TTT  1/25/05 (R only)
Broke Osteotomy/Ruptured Patellar Tendon 1/29/05
TTT Revision 2/5/05 (R only)
LR (L only) 9/30/05
Screws out and Scope R knee 3/15/06
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Re: ttt recovery 101
« Reply #397 on: November 09, 2005, 04:44:58 AM »
when reading everyone's recovery stories they all seem to vary from mine. I came home right after my surgery was told I could have partial weight bearing, brace locked until 2 week post op and no straight leg raises. I am NOT allowed to use my quad for anything my right leg has to do all the work when moving my left. today is 12 days post op and I am having alot of pain around where my screws are. although I have been doing more than what I should probably. I cant stand not to drive so I today I realeased my brace a little bit and drove, not the best idea yeah I know, but I need the sanity and independency!! I go to my OS tomorrow so I will see if I get yelled at for doing too much...I started therapy the week after as well. my therapist was the same in the fact that the group hasn't ever rehabed a TTT and really didn't know much about it. little scared? YES! I cant do much there besides ankle pumps, quad presses, some stretches and quad stim. I wonder why it is that everyone has different post op stories...
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Re: ttt recovery 101
« Reply #398 on: March 25, 2006, 04:23:57 AM »
Goose!

How's it going? What did the MRI show?

Hope to hear from you soon.

~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: ttt recovery 101
« Reply #399 on: December 04, 2010, 03:10:22 AM »
Lesson number: I bloody lost count..... if you THINK you are out of the woods---yer wrong.

 Likely not a blessed soul out there remembers me.  I,  like any other kneegeek, kept up my diary though my TTT in the hopes it would help others and it seems it has. Here I am  SIX years post op of my Fulkerson and we are back.

Monday I am finally having my screws removed. They've been fine but I've been getting some funky pain over the last year so the screws are coming out. But after several rounds with my doc regarding various amounts of pain in that knee he's diagnosed it as more tracking issues and is 90% sure when he goes in to remove the screws on Monday he will do  a LR and possibly  VMO.

I've not had an alignment in so long I am staring into spaced like a deer in headlights.  My husband came home today with new crutch grips. Nothing says I love you like rubber.

The main trick with this new alignment--is the preschooler I have now. This should be a challenge around her.

Alas perhaps in my down time I will get some writing done. Managed in the six years since I have been here to land a few book contracts. Hey, what was I going to do? Wear stillettos and  a runway model?

Heal well all.
RK-LR 1988
RK-LR 1999, chondromalacia, torn cartlidge removed, debridement
LK-LR 2002, chondromalacia
LK 11/2004 diagonstic scope, lesion removed, debridement
LK-TTT 12/8/2004

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Re: ttt recovery 101
« Reply #400 on: January 27, 2011, 04:47:03 AM »
I am new to this site and am having a TTT, Lateral release in beginning of Feb... Goose, sounds like you had a very interesting turn out with your knee  :-\  Sorry to hear that your possibly having another surgery. I don't really know what to think i'm 18 and have had problems with my knee for a very long time and hoping this will help... Anyways hope all goes or has gone well.  :)
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Re: ttt recovery 101
« Reply #401 on: March 16, 2011, 03:56:59 AM »
Hi Meredith, welcome to the TTT world. I was shocked to read that you have no exterior staples or stitches.....Fulkersons procedures are  an open knee surgery kinda have to do it that way to get the screws in and to cut the bone...so I am curious as to how yours was done without and exterior stitching!

To clarify for you, a TROM is a type of post op brace (One of those huge hinged jobs) and stands for total range of motion.  Currently my leg is locked straight and I am unable to get any range of motion. Eventually my doc will re-set the brace to allow me to bend my knee a little.

The excercises I've been told to do are very simple and very passive. Ankle pumps, just moving your ankel up and down, quad contractions and straight leg lifts in my brace. Don't do ANY excercise not cleared by your doctor!   I can put weight on my leg too, about 50% weight bearing with crutches. I really laid low for the first six days of the surgery keeping my leg elevated, iced and compressed to control bruising and swelling. Worked like a charm!

Keep us updated on how you are doing!  We will be here on this thread!  Be careful with the snow, if you are in VT you know what it's like. It;s snowing like mad here in Maine now, and I already stumbled over wet crutches during PT this morning.  Slammed all my weight down onto the bad knee. Lucky for me the TROM brace does it's job and kept my knee supported! But MAN did it hurt!!!

See ya later,
Goose

I had a TTT and MPFL about 3 years ago and am due to have it re-done as it didn't work this April :S. I only had one stich and that was where my drain was the rest were all dissolvable stiches.

I was very suprised not to have stables and more stiches.

Glad to hear you are recovering well.

Christie

2008 TTT and MPFL right knee (14 years old)
2011 MPFL graft fixed and Arthroscopic