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OS appointment - Snowy
« on: April 13, 2010, 05:50:29 AM »
The appointment I had to beat the MSP system to get. Five weeks away is much better than two years!
Mar 11: R Biceps femoris tear (skiing)
Jul 10: ACLr (hamstring autograft)
Mar 10: L ACL rupture (skiing)
Feb 06: L partial ACL tear (kickboxing)
Dec 03: R bone edema (motorbike)
Jan 01: R patellar chip (motorbike)
May 93: R ACL sprain (hockey)
Ongoing: bilateral PFS and OA

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Re: OS appointment - Snowy
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2010, 12:00:18 AM »
Sorry, BJP68 - I somehow missed this back when you posted it.

To cut a very long story to a reasonable length, I was originally told that it would take me at least 18 - 24 months to see an OS about my torn ACL. Then it would be at least another 6 months from the consult to surgery. It took an awful lot of phone calls and time, but I eventually managed to find an OS who was able to give me a much earlier consult, and now I'm scheduled for surgery on July 9th. The reason I say I had to beat the MSP (Medical Services Plan) system to get the consult is because I was repeatedly assured that there was no way to speed things up given the huge wait lists here in BC. I'm still very grateful that that turned out not to be true.
Mar 11: R Biceps femoris tear (skiing)
Jul 10: ACLr (hamstring autograft)
Mar 10: L ACL rupture (skiing)
Feb 06: L partial ACL tear (kickboxing)
Dec 03: R bone edema (motorbike)
Jan 01: R patellar chip (motorbike)
May 93: R ACL sprain (hockey)
Ongoing: bilateral PFS and OA