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Offline Riosilia

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Post op... doing great
« on: July 04, 2003, 12:49:56 AM »
Today is my 3 week aniversity (surgery date was June 12th) and I had a patellofemoral ligament and lateral retinaculum repair, along with a chondroplasty.  

Things are great!  The only problem now is having enough patience not to push it.  At home I can walk without my hinged brace but I still have to wear it outside.  My ROM is 130, however, my therapist told me to keep it down because that is a little too high.  I'm already doing straight leg raises with 5 pounds and some closed chain exercises (ie. leg press, mini squats, theraband).  My VMO is slowly coming back; I can almost see it.  

I'm ahead of schedule and I'm so ready to keep moving along!  Hopefully the rest of my recovery will be this smooth.  Now all I need is some patience.  

98- first patelllar dislocation
99- LR + debridment
00- proximal (VMO advancement) + distal (TTT medialization) realignment
03- MPFL repair, lat retinaculum repair, patellar microfracture
09- Patellar osteochondral allograft + MPFL reconstruction
10- ant interval release + partial synovectomy


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Re: Post op... doing great
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2003, 06:37:45 AM »
Hi Riosilia

Thats absolutely fantastic, just the type of thing we need to hear about.

I'm so glad it's all worked out fantastically for you and keep up the rehab at a steady pace & you'll be back to full fitness very soon.


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Re: Post op... doing great
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2003, 02:51:42 AM »
Congratulations on this success Riosilia!!!

this is great news and you may be skipping your way to college in the fall--tee hee.

I'm so happy for you!

Hugs, Sylvia
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Scope on rt knee,9/00;2/01
scope w/ LR and debridement rt knee 2/02
left knee same5/02
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Complications MUA 8/14/03
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Re: Post op... doing great
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2003, 07:14:00 AM »
I am so glad to hear that you are getting better. Glad to hear you are ahead of schedule, glad to hear everything, you deserve a fair shot at being a teenager like everyone else. Wishes for continued success in your recovery.
1997 Scope RK
2002 LR RK
2002 Scope and hematoma evac RK
2004 LR LK
May 06 Fall from Horse, partial ACL tear and meniscus injury, Tibial plateau injury
2007 Scope, Plica Excision and Debride LK
2009/2010- Possibly Ankylosing Spondylitis?