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Offline Sarz18

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Screw removal in both knees
« on: October 21, 2008, 12:54:11 PM »
Hi everyone.

At the end of april 08 I had a ttt, LR and ITB release on my right knee. In the middle of july I had the same procedure done on my left knee. Everything has been going really well but I was just wondering about getting the screws out. My OS said that he could do it at 6 months - both knees at the same time. Do you know how long i would be in hospital for?

Thank you for your time.

Sarah

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Re: Screw removal in both knees
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2008, 01:35:07 PM »
TTT screw removal is generally very easy.  I walked out of the hospital with both of my screw removals.  I was back at work the next day.  You'll be a little sore...feels like someone kicked you in the shin...but otherwise its pretty straight forward.

Brianne

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Re: Screw removal in both knees
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2008, 12:54:22 AM »
I had 3 screws removed from same knee--it was terribly painful. they gave me a local which deadened the flesh but didn't affect the bone. i still remember the pain like it was yesterday. hope they've come up with a better way to handle this in the interim.

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Re: Screw removal in both knees
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2008, 02:20:05 AM »
Both of my screw removals were like Beianne's... a piece of cake....walked out of the hospital...back to work the next day.
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: Screw removal in both knees
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2008, 09:00:05 AM »
Thanks for your help.

I spoke to the surgeon about it and he said that because I would be having both done at the same time I would need to stay in hospital overnight. Has anyone had screws out in both knees at the same time? Also how long does the surgery take?

Cheers

Sarah