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Lyndseys Derotation Diary
« on: May 16, 2008, 02:46:15 PM »
Well folks, It has been 22 hours since Dr. T derotated my right femur. I am sitting in the hospital in Michigan. They gave me an epidural yesterday before the surgery. They turned it off about an hour ago. I am on narco and toradol. They were going to give me morphine but I want to try to go without it.....maybe not!  They're going to hook up a PCA with morphine.  It's all good.  The hospital great!  The staff is awesome!!! and the food is  delicious!! :)  :)  It's really crazy that I look down and see a straight right leg!  I'll post again later.
5/15/08      R femoral derotational osteotomy
1/19/09      L femoral derotational osteotomy
12/17/09  hardware removal (L&R femoral blade plates and screws)
10/28/10 removal of bone chip and cleanup of scar tissue on left
4/2014 15 deg. Re-rotation of L Femur
9/2014 L. Plate Removal & Fix Fracture

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Re: Lyndseys Derotation Diary
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2008, 03:34:25 PM »
Ahh! Good to hear considering I'm getting it done this summer to my right leg. It was deemed this morning to rotated for other measures.

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Re: Lyndseys Derotation Diary
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2008, 03:37:05 PM »
Hey Lyndsey,
You sound pretty chipper. Enjoying that new look? LOL, did Dr T ask ya if you could tell a difference yet? Where do they get those crazy ideas?

Take care and talk to you later,
 ;D cat  ;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: Lyndseys Derotation Diary
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2008, 03:42:06 PM »
Fawn,
You're another 'twistee'? It's an elite group, you know. ;) What are your measurements?  Who is spinning your leg?
 ;D cat (ever so curious)  ;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: Lyndseys Derotation Diary
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2008, 04:02:28 PM »
Lyndsey,

Glad to hear it went well.  Isn't the hospital just wonderful...top quality care for sure.

Cat,

I might be a twistee, but I will never join your group of untwisted people.  I refuse to allow a power tool to touch my femur! :-P

Brianne

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Re: Lyndseys Derotation Diary
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2008, 04:09:43 PM »
Brianne, my twisted young friend,
I will never be totally 'untwisted'.
 ;)  ;)
"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: Lyndseys Derotation Diary
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2008, 05:06:06 PM »
i haven't found out yet. The results are being mailed to me. They said it was cosidered "miserable malignment" Both the femor and tibia are rotated. I know that last test like a year ago said 30 degrees on my right so I'm guess it's somwere in there, however, dont quote me. This is all new to me. It's hopefully Dr. T. But I just found out I'm move to Califorina.

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Re: Lyndseys Derotation Diary
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2008, 05:34:22 PM »
Lyndsey,

Glad to hear your surgery went well.  Hope you're not in too much pain.

Take care,
Joni
1989 Lateral Release, debridement, and arthroscopic surgery - lk
1996 TTT, Elmslie-trillat procedure, lateral release and debridement - lk
1997 Debridement and hardware removal - lk
2006 Lateral Release, 2 meniscus tears repaired, & acl repair - lk
2008 Sev Patella Effusion - rt knee

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Re: Lyndseys Derotation Diary
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2008, 05:53:59 PM »
Hi Lyndsey,

Glad everything went well...Take it easy and rest up kiddo!

Take Care,
Karen
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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: Lyndseys Derotation Diary
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2008, 06:21:11 PM »
Cat,

Twisted refers only to femurs.   ;D

And yes, you will never be fully untwisted.

Would that make me doubly twisted?

B

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Re: Lyndseys Derotation Diary
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2008, 06:38:07 PM »
well guys, everything is going so smoothly! I had the epidural removed thismorning. They gave me a morphine PCM. I am really not in too much pain at all. I got up and used a walker to go to the bathroom. I sat up in a chair for an hour and ate lunch. I am just in awe at the care I have received. I am really not too groggy either. I can remeber everything except the surgery. I have really came through well. I did have to get 2 units of blood as a precaution, but that went well. The pt's are going to get me going on crutches in a while so I am going to get some rest.

Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers, they mean the world to me!

-Lyndsey
5/15/08      R femoral derotational osteotomy
1/19/09      L femoral derotational osteotomy
12/17/09  hardware removal (L&R femoral blade plates and screws)
10/28/10 removal of bone chip and cleanup of scar tissue on left
4/2014 15 deg. Re-rotation of L Femur
9/2014 L. Plate Removal & Fix Fracture

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Re: Lyndseys Derotation Diary
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2008, 09:14:21 PM »
Lyndsey,

i am glad surgery went well and that you are on your way to recovery.

Margaret
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Re: Lyndseys Derotation Diary
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2008, 10:05:58 PM »
Brianne,
MM means you have twisted tibias too. So I'm a triple twist. Hmmm... sounds like a desert or something.
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 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: Lyndseys Derotation Diary
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2008, 08:11:38 PM »
I just got a shower! YAY! I feel sooo clean! I was up and walking around on crutches and was able to take a shower. It's been nice to be up and around. My leg isn't even that swollen, and the incision looks great. When I get home I will post pics of everything. I don't have a USB cable with me. I think I am going to be able to leave the hospital tomorrow. It will be a long drive home. It took us 7 hours to get here and now that I am moving so slow, it will probably take 10 or so hours to get home. But alas, everything has gone well, and I am really excited to be on my way to recovery. Dr. T said don't worry about therapy until the bone heals in at least 5 weeks or so. Until then I am just supposed to rest up and relax. Let the bone heal. I really feel good. I am off the morphine and have been since yesterday. Now I am on Todadol every 6 hous and Norco every 3 or 4 hours as needed. My pain levels have been really managable and I have really been pleased with the results so far. I can move my knee joint on my own, but I can't lift my leg at my hip. The muscles are too weak from being moved around to change the rotation of the bone.

Well, I have to go, here come nurses!

Talk to you later,
Lyndsey
5/15/08      R femoral derotational osteotomy
1/19/09      L femoral derotational osteotomy
12/17/09  hardware removal (L&R femoral blade plates and screws)
10/28/10 removal of bone chip and cleanup of scar tissue on left
4/2014 15 deg. Re-rotation of L Femur
9/2014 L. Plate Removal & Fix Fracture

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Re: Lyndseys Derotation Diary
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2008, 02:26:09 PM »
Hey guys and gals!

It's been a week today! I am at home, and everything is going really well.  I am amazed at how fast I am recovering. Today or tomorrow I am going to attempt the stairs at home and try to leave the basement. That is where I am now, becuase I have a finished basement that is like my mini apartment and I have everything I need. The incision looks great, I can't believe how clean it is! All I can see are the steri strips. I can still only bend my knee. I can't lift my leg, but that will come in time.

I just wanted to give everyone an update. The boring part of post op is starting, I am starting to go stir crazy! I have found myself online all the time, just to pass the time and hope the day goes faster. lol.

Talk to you later,
Lyndsey
5/15/08      R femoral derotational osteotomy
1/19/09      L femoral derotational osteotomy
12/17/09  hardware removal (L&R femoral blade plates and screws)
10/28/10 removal of bone chip and cleanup of scar tissue on left
4/2014 15 deg. Re-rotation of L Femur
9/2014 L. Plate Removal & Fix Fracture