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Offline moonie8404

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Tibia Screw Removal after TTT a year ago
« on: January 24, 2008, 10:20:23 AM »
I am having my two tibial screws out at the end of February and just wondering does any one if I will require a couple of days off work at all?  Is it a painful removal?!?!
first subluxations and dislocations on LK at 11
'04 - dislocated LK playing netball - subluxations every 1/2 weeks after injury
27/11/06 - TTT on LK and tightening of ligaments stabilising knee cap (Lateral Release).
22/02/08 - Removal of Tibal Screws (as causing major problems)

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Re: Tibia Screw Removal after TTT a year ago
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2008, 01:13:50 PM »
Depends on what kind of job you have. :D When I had my hardward removed I could easily have done a desk job the next day. The procedure was pretty quick- about 20 minutes. It wasn't painful during the op as I was "out". It wasn't painful afterwards. (I went directly from the hospital to a restaurant for lunch.) It really only bothered me in the wee hours of that first night. Crutch use was minimal.
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"Miserable malalignment"
 Lateral release, medial reefing, VMO advancement, and TTT-  3/2/04
Screw removal- 5/24/05
Cortisone injection to pes anserine- 7/27/05
Femoral derotation osteotomy, TTT revision- 10/18/07

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Re: Tibia Screw Removal after TTT a year ago
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2008, 01:18:04 PM »
I had my screws removed from both knees during the same procedure.  My left knee was much more painful than the right, but that was because my screw didn't want to budge, and my OS did a little debridement on the TTT side as well.  All in all, not very painful compared to my other surgeries.  I used crutches for a few days, just to get around school.  Took a roadtrip 2 days after surgery with my orchestra that had me ride a bus for 2 hours and that was very manageable.

Best of luck to you! :)
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21 yrs old
12/04: plica removal (RK)
2/05: debridement, LR/TTT (RK)
6/05: debridement, LR/TTT (LK)
10/05: scar tissue removal/debridement (LK)
3/06: screw removal (both knees), debridement on TTT site (LK)
5/08: debridement, HTO, Maquet procedure (LK)

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Re: Tibia Screw Removal after TTT a year ago
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2008, 01:19:30 PM »
Morning, Mandy! ;D
"Miserable malalignment"
 Lateral release, medial reefing, VMO advancement, and TTT-  3/2/04
Screw removal- 5/24/05
Cortisone injection to pes anserine- 7/27/05
Femoral derotation osteotomy, TTT revision- 10/18/07

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Re: Tibia Screw Removal after TTT a year ago
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2008, 01:21:52 PM »
Morning Cat! :D 
21 yrs old
12/04: plica removal (RK)
2/05: debridement, LR/TTT (RK)
6/05: debridement, LR/TTT (LK)
10/05: scar tissue removal/debridement (LK)
3/06: screw removal (both knees), debridement on TTT site (LK)
5/08: debridement, HTO, Maquet procedure (LK)

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Re: Tibia Screw Removal after TTT a year ago
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2008, 02:01:22 PM »
Thanks! My friend is having his screws removed next week and he has been told he is off for two weeks which to me sounds a lot of time for a minor thing!

Lets hope it goes ok!!
first subluxations and dislocations on LK at 11
'04 - dislocated LK playing netball - subluxations every 1/2 weeks after injury
27/11/06 - TTT on LK and tightening of ligaments stabilising knee cap (Lateral Release).
22/02/08 - Removal of Tibal Screws (as causing major problems)















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