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Offline Pmarie9320

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Tibula osteotomy recovery
« on: March 21, 2010, 02:59:35 AM »
 :'( HI FOLKS, I HAVE JUST UNDERGONE MY SIXTH OPERATION IN TWELVE MONTHS. IT STARTED WITH A TIBULA TUBULAR TRANSFER TO STRETCH THE LIGAMENT FOR MY KNEE CAP AS IT WAS TOO LONG. TO ASSIST WITH THE POST OP PAIN THE SURGEON PUT AN ANEASETIC PLUG IN MY LEG SO THAT I COULDNT FEEL MY UPPER LEG. HOWEVER, FIVE HOURS AFTER THE OP THE NURSE GOT ME OUT OF BED TO TAKE ME TO THE BATHROOM. HE LEFT ME ON MY OWN AND AS I COULDNT FEEL MY LEG I FELL OVER AND BROKE MY TIBIA AND FIBIA IN NINE PLACES. THE NEXT DAY THE SURGEON PUT A PLATE AND TEN SCREWS IN. AFTER TWO WEEKS IN HOSPITAL I FLEW HOME. TWO DAYS LATER I WAS RUSHED BACK INTO MY LOCAL HOSPITAL. I HAS GANGUARINE AND SEPTACEMIA. THEY REMOVED THE MUSCLE THAT WAS ROTTING. TWO DAYS LATER THEY OPERATED AGAIN TO MAKE SURE THEY GOT ALL OF THE MUSCLE OUT AND FOR GOOD MEASURE PUT TWO MORE SCREWS IN. I WAS ON MORPHINE MST FOR SIX MONTHS. THE SIDE EFFECTS ARE NOT PLEASANT. HOWEVER, MY LEG KEPT COLLAPSING. IN OCTOBER THEY OPERATED TO REMOVE THREE SCREWS THAT WERE PROTRUDING AND LOOKED AT MY KNEE WITH A CAMERA. THE SURGEON THOUGHT THAT MY PCL LIGAMENT WAS RUPTURED AND I WAS TOLD THAT I WOULD NEED A DONOR TRANSPLANT. I WAS SENT BACK TO ENGLAND IN OCTOBER TO SEE THE SPECIALIST. AFTER SEVERAL MRI'S AND CT SCANS THEY DISCOVERED THAT I HAD MALUNION OF THE FRACTURE WHICH WAS CAUSING HYPER EXTENSION AND FOOT ROTATION. THE PCL LIGAMENT WAS OK. LAS WEEK THEY OPERATED AGAIN TO REMOVE THE PLATE AND SCREWS, REBREAK THE TIBIA AND PUT IN A NEW PLATE AND SCREWS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BONE. MY TIBIA MUST HAVE MORE HOLES THAN SWISS CHEESE. I HAVE SEARCHED THE INTERNET FOR HOURS AS I AM TRYING TO FIND OUT THE RECOVERY TIMES FOR THE OSTROTOMY, THE REBREAKING OF THE TIBIA. I CANNOT FIND ANYTHING AND I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFO ON THIS OPERATION. I PRESENTLY HAVE A CAST WHICH WILL HAVE TO BE REMOVED TWO WEEKS POST OP TO REMOVE THE STAPLES AND THEY WILL THEN PROBABLY PUT A NEW CAST ON. THE PAIN IS QUITE BAD. I AM BACK ON THE DREADED MORPHINE. THE PAIN INCREASED BADLY AFTER THREE DAYS POST OP. I THINK THIS IS BECAUSE THE SPINAL INJECTION FOR PAIN HAS WORN OFF.
ANY ADVICE PLEASE WOULD BE GRATEFULLY RECEIVED. I AM TOTALLY EXHAUSTED MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY.
THANK YOU
PAUL















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