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Offline Heather M.

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OATS experts (cross posted to PF joint section)
« on: January 25, 2005, 11:24:51 PM »
Hi all.  I just wanted to see if people had any suggestions for surgeons who have a lot of experience doing Mosaicplasty/OATS procedures.  In particular, I need someone who has experience doing this on patellar lesions.

I'm contactng Dr. Bugbee in San Diego.  That would actually be pretty convenient for me, because I have family there and could stay with them. I grew up just north of San Diego--it will be torture for me to go back, because I frankly can't stand So. Cal. anymore, there are too many people now!  

Anyway, is there anyone else out there who has a great doctor with experience doing OATS/Mosaicplasty on retropatellar lesions?  I'm hoping the doctor will also have experience with scar tissue, as it is the bane of my existence and the reason I now have deep defects in my articular cartilage.

Thanks for any advice or doctors' names.  I can travel if necessary, but obviously would prefer to stay as close to home as possible, or stay with relatives.  I would have crash pads/places to stay in CA, WA, OR, IN, Central FL, and NY.


PS I saw Dr. Noyes and he recommended OATS for my lesion.  Not sure if ACI/Carticel wouldn't work, but I think he believed it was too big.
« Last Edit: January 25, 2005, 11:25:45 PM by hmaxwell »
Scope #1: LR, part. menisectomy w/cyst, chondroplasty
#2-#5: Lysis of adhesions/scar tissue, AIR, patellar tendon debridement, infections, MUA, insufflation
#6: IT band release / Z-Plasty, synovectomy, LOA/AIR, chondroplasty
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Re: OATS experts (cross posted to PF joint section)
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2008, 10:53:26 PM »
I am looking for a good doctor for Oats Procedure in South Florida.  Any adivse.  Please email me at [email protected]  Thank you