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Re: Brianne's Left MPFL reconstruction and TTT revision
« Reply #225 on: March 19, 2008, 02:58:59 PM »
Okay, I cannot type long...gotta get back to work!  But my screw removal is going to be Monday the 24th of March in Detroit.

Fun!  I am getting unscrewed!

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Re: Brianne's Left MPFL reconstruction and TTT revision
« Reply #226 on: March 19, 2008, 03:10:22 PM »
ohmygod!!! thats like next monday!!!

is it better to get screwed or unscrewed????? sorry sorry i shouldnt be making dirty jokes at a time like this!!!

will talk to you loooong before that Brianne - glad its been scheduled so quick.
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1986 - recurrent dislocations of right patella began
1988 - Modified Hauser Procedure
1991 - dislocations started again
2005 to 2007 - 150 dislocations in 2 years - OUCH!!!
June 2007 - new OS, new physio
Oct 2007 - VMO woke up
Mar 2008 - big quads, still dislocating
Apr 2008 - next OS app

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Re: Brianne's Left MPFL reconstruction and TTT revision
« Reply #227 on: March 19, 2008, 03:49:03 PM »
On the plus side it's two more screws to add to your sculpture :)
11/02 L LR, Medial Reefing,
9/05 L TTT, Medial Reefing
9/06 L unscrewed, LR repair
12/07 L TTT revision
12/08 L unscrewed
12/09 R TTT
5/10 R unscrewed

9/11 L MPFL & LPFL repair, VMO adv. -- "global tightening"

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brianne

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Re: Brianne's Left MPFL reconstruction and TTT revision
« Reply #228 on: March 19, 2008, 03:52:43 PM »
Actually, its three!  I'll be up to 7 screws out and only three more left to remove.

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Re: Brianne's Left MPFL reconstruction and TTT revision
« Reply #229 on: March 19, 2008, 04:14:29 PM »
Brianne...that is wonderful news!   Great to get them out so fast and glad that he isnt that worried about the union right now......Yippeee.....at least you get to celebrate Easter first.... Monday will be here before you know it...then you get to keep moving forward!

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LR 11/2006
LR Reconstruction scheduled 2/08

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Re: Brianne's Left MPFL reconstruction and TTT revision
« Reply #230 on: March 19, 2008, 05:55:42 PM »
Ugh, I am so sick of everyones opinions on my early screw removal.  My dad is freaking out about it, my mom is freaking out about it, my co-workers are freaking out about it, my PT was freaking out about it, and even my local OS said that he thinks its way to soon to remove the screws.  If my OS, who is the most knowledgable about this out of everyone, says its okay then I am going to trust him. 

Yes, 3 months seems very soon to take the screws out, but if my OS says its okay then I think he can be trusted.  Everyone else freaking out it making me start to get nervous and I know there is no reason to be nervous.

Done ranting!

Brianne

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Re: Brianne's Left MPFL reconstruction and TTT revision
« Reply #231 on: March 19, 2008, 06:02:08 PM »
So here's something my OS said at my last appointment that might make you feel a a little better... you know that my graft site hasn't healed at all and we were talking about my screws... he said that most people who come in with broken screws, even really early don't know it because the graft holds itself in place pretty quickly.  He even said that even without screws in mine, which is way less healed than yours, the bone chunk would hold on because of the scar tissue that forms in between.

Like you said, your OS thinks it's the best thing... then do it.  So you might have to skip the gym for a little while but that's totally worth getting rid of what's been causing you so much grief.   

so screw everyone who's giving you problems  ;)

Liz
11/02 L LR, Medial Reefing,
9/05 L TTT, Medial Reefing
9/06 L unscrewed, LR repair
12/07 L TTT revision
12/08 L unscrewed
12/09 R TTT
5/10 R unscrewed

9/11 L MPFL & LPFL repair, VMO adv. -- "global tightening"

EDS Classical Type

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Re: Brianne's Left MPFL reconstruction and TTT revision
« Reply #232 on: March 19, 2008, 06:22:35 PM »
Brianne, I am happy you are getting fixed again!  I have one question...how did they know so quickly that it was from an allergic reaction rather than an infection?  Just curious...thanks!

Farrah
11/16/10 Fulkerson TTT, chondroplasty, LR (Left Knee)
11/17/09 SCS re-implant
7/29/09 I&D
5/7/09 SCS removal b/c of MRSA
12/15/08 & 2/6/09 SCS Revision
10/30/08 Spinal Cord Stimulator Implantation
6/27/08 diagnosed with RSD
1/8/08 Fulkerson TTT, chondroplasty, LR (Right Knee)

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Re: Brianne's Left MPFL reconstruction and TTT revision
« Reply #233 on: March 19, 2008, 07:33:51 PM »
Brianne, 

As you know, I am a PRIME EXAMPLE that even with a graft that is completely unhealed (like it wiggled when my OS touched it before removing it at revision time) you will be fine without the screws and the graft WILL NOT GO ANYWHERE.  Actually, the way the bone is cut the graft sits against a small lip of bone at the top preventing the graft from sliding up when your quads contract.  I walked around with out my screws for weeks and was fine...graft stayed right where it should have. 

So don't listen to anyone but Dr. T....If he thinks it is best to have the screws taken out then go for it. 

Later Chick,
Karen
Right Knee
2000 - 2002 - Scope,LR,TTT,Unscrewed
01-10-12 - PFJR

Left Knee
04/07 TTT/LR
08/07 Bone Grth Stim
10/07 Loose/Bent Screw
1/08 Unscrewed/MRI~NON-UNION
02/19/08 Lt  TTT Revision W/Graft
12/09/08 Scope
05/15/09 Scope
09/04/09 PFJR/Unscrewed

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Re: Brianne's Left MPFL reconstruction and TTT revision
« Reply #234 on: March 19, 2008, 07:40:09 PM »
Karen,

I know I will be fine, but when EVERYONE is freaking out it starts to get to me.  Especially when my PT and all the other PT's freak out...its kind of un-nerving.  But Dr T is the expert and so I am trusting him on this one.

Brianne

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Re: Brianne's Left MPFL reconstruction and TTT revision
« Reply #235 on: March 19, 2008, 07:51:50 PM »
Brianne....keep in mind that your PT who is freaking out didnt seem to know what the holes were in your knee and just took a picture of them......sooooo...I wouldnt use the PT as the best judge of what is right for you...I would use the surgeon...........He knows...trust that.  You know...we ALL know that our families have NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO clue what is going on with our knees.........so, you just have to ignore them. Sometimes I actually just stop answering the phone until they leave me alone.......

screws rejecting in your body and eating a hole to try to get out???  OR.....trust your OS and take it easy.....I would take option number 2 any day!!!!

Hang in there.
Laura
LR 11/2006
LR Reconstruction scheduled 2/08

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Re: Brianne's Left MPFL reconstruction and TTT revision
« Reply #236 on: March 19, 2008, 07:53:59 PM »
Brianne, I am happy you are getting fixed again!  I have one question...how did they know so quickly that it was from an allergic reaction rather than an infection?  Just curious...thanks!

Farrah
11/16/10 Fulkerson TTT, chondroplasty, LR (Left Knee)
11/17/09 SCS re-implant
7/29/09 I&D
5/7/09 SCS removal b/c of MRSA
12/15/08 & 2/6/09 SCS Revision
10/30/08 Spinal Cord Stimulator Implantation
6/27/08 diagnosed with RSD
1/8/08 Fulkerson TTT, chondroplasty, LR (Right Knee)

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Re: Brianne's Left MPFL reconstruction and TTT revision
« Reply #237 on: March 19, 2008, 07:57:49 PM »
Laura/Brianne,

I was just thinking about the whole PT not thinking anything was wrong thing too.......

Great Minds  ;D ;D
Right Knee
2000 - 2002 - Scope,LR,TTT,Unscrewed
01-10-12 - PFJR

Left Knee
04/07 TTT/LR
08/07 Bone Grth Stim
10/07 Loose/Bent Screw
1/08 Unscrewed/MRI~NON-UNION
02/19/08 Lt  TTT Revision W/Graft
12/09/08 Scope
05/15/09 Scope
09/04/09 PFJR/Unscrewed

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Re: Brianne's Left MPFL reconstruction and TTT revision
« Reply #238 on: March 19, 2008, 08:05:23 PM »
PTs know what muscles are and what they do and how to make them strong - they dont know jack about surgical incisions, infections, allergies etc....

well Brianne - at least youre not going screwy.......
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1986 - recurrent dislocations of right patella began
1988 - Modified Hauser Procedure
1991 - dislocations started again
2005 to 2007 - 150 dislocations in 2 years - OUCH!!!
June 2007 - new OS, new physio
Oct 2007 - VMO woke up
Mar 2008 - big quads, still dislocating
Apr 2008 - next OS app

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Re: Brianne's Left MPFL reconstruction and TTT revision
« Reply #239 on: March 19, 2008, 08:34:05 PM »
Farrah,

My Os determine this based on the return of the holes in my incision, the pain and tenderness around the screw site, and x-rays with a special dye that showed inflammation above the screws.

Laura/Karen/Tanya,

I am definately going to trust my OS over a PT when it comes to this.  I have just had a crappy day and all these people freaking out is not helping me one bit!  Grrrr...I do not want to go to class tonight but I have no choice! 

Brianne