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Offline marshwriggle

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QUESTION ABOUT MY FORTHCOMING OPERATION
« on: August 11, 2003, 11:43:59 AM »
Hiya Gang,

I have been reading some archived messages about  the roux goldwaith operation that i am due to have on sept 8th, and its been mentioned a few time about a brace being used instead of a cast, well my OS said I will be in a cast for 7 to 8 weeks ...I was wondering is it a case of different sugeons and different countries using casts instead of braces or does it depend on the state of the patients leg when they have the operation?

anna

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Re: QUESTION ABOUT MY FORTHCOMING OPERATION
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2003, 01:01:08 PM »
I really have no idea, but I am planning a TTT in Sept and my OS said that I would be in a brace with no ROM for 4 weeks minimum...So I am not sure exactly. Oh I just realized the date... you probably had your surgery already. Please let me know ow it went. I am a little off with working graveyards, I feel like I am always a couple days behind.... best of luck and happy thoughts. Jillian
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Re: QUESTION ABOUT MY FORTHCOMING OPERATION
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2003, 01:02:47 PM »
okay for some reason I thought it was Sept already... holly cow, I need soms sleep. Okay so you are still pre op. But I still wish you the best of luck... I will just make sure that I am more awake when I reply!
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STAPH INFECTION.....MANY MONTHS IN HOSPITAL

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Re: QUESTION ABOUT MY FORTHCOMING OPERATION
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2003, 01:15:34 PM »
no my operation is not till sept 8th a month away

anna

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Re: QUESTION ABOUT MY FORTHCOMING OPERATION
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2003, 04:32:51 AM »
Hey Anna

To answer your question, yes it really depends on the surgeon as to what kind of bracing and dressing they use post op.

When I had my TTT in November and my reconstruction in May I didn't have a cast I had an immobilzer for around 4-6 weeks and then went to a hinged brace.

So it really depends on your os and how he operates (literally :P)

Good luck......your getting closer.....its not to far away!

Love,Jennie
21 yrs. old..Right knee injury. Ligament Recon 6-21-01, 2 LR's 3/02 & 9/02
TTT 11/08/02, patella and ligament recon 5/03
Recently dx with OA, Having hardware removed and knee scoped on 6/24/04

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Re: QUESTION ABOUT MY FORTHCOMING OPERATION
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2003, 11:38:22 AM »
thanks for that prompt reply jennie :) no not far away now...... ;D


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