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Offline tez27

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Re: kris' scope, synovectomy and surprises 6/7/10
« Reply #45 on: June 30, 2010, 10:11:42 PM »
Oh how true  ;D ::) :-* :-*
L K injured 25th June 2008
scope Jan 5th 10
diagnosis ACL rupture
fiberous band excised from acl
ACLr July 19th 2010  scope on 24th Sept 2011
ACL has failed incorrect tunnel placement
23rd July 2012 1st stage of a 2 stage ACL revision
10th May 2013 2nd stage ACL revision

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Re: kris' scope, synovectomy and surprises 6/7/10
« Reply #46 on: July 01, 2010, 06:59:53 AM »
Ack, I'm so behind on everyone's progress! This whole sight-seeing with the parents thing is more time-consuming than a full-time job!

First of all, yay on the good progress! But boo for knee torture pokeywiggles and stitch ripping. I didn't realise it was possible for the dissolving stitches to not dissolve. And thanks for the heads up about sunscreen on scars - I intend swimming as soon as my incisions have healed (legs trailing behind with the help of a float) so that's good to know. Not that we're getting much sun this so-called summer; it's the coolest June since I moved here five years ago.

We do have to test Mara's blood glucose for life. Normally we don't do it unless there are signs that her blood sugar is unstable, but given how sick she's been we're having to do it every night at the moment. Thankfully after yesterday's vet visit she's showing signs that her glucose is finally stabilizing again, so fingers crossed. She now has twice-daily insulin injections, weekly B12 injections, a steroid pill each night, probiotics mixed in her morning food and a multivitamin mixed in her evening food, and IV fluids every other day. Poor over-medicated kitty. At least she's really made progress in the past 24 hours, so we know she's on the right track now.
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: kris' scope, synovectomy and surprises 6/7/10
« Reply #47 on: July 01, 2010, 11:17:52 AM »
Hey Snowy aka cat nurse and tour guide! That is quite a list of medications... Glad she's doing better though. I am told that if the scars are properly sunscreened they will be almost invisible, but if you let them get sunburned they will stay red, angry looking and ugly for all eternity. Of course with my smart mouth, I asked "Isn't that what Mederma is for?" to which OS replied "Just wear some darn sunscreen."
12/09 dx- patellar subluxation (not!)
1/10 mri- neg; PT rx failed
4/10 more PT
5/10 dx patellar hypertension
6/7/10 chrondroplasty, patellar decompression, synovectomy and plica excision
5/6/11 dx RA, sjogren's

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Re: kris' scope, synovectomy and surprises 6/7/10
« Reply #48 on: July 01, 2010, 07:56:55 PM »
Sunscreen  :o

I wish someone had told me that one earlier  :-\. I've been trying to slowly even up the jigsaw suntan effect on my ACLr leg left over from a brief 40 minutes in the garden on Day 3 with the dressings on.
The walk to the coast yesterday did the trick .... the only bits on my leg that went red were the areas where my dressings had been that hadn't tanned before - so it's going to look worse before it looks better LoL

Off to the gym to continue my love affair with Mr Vario  ;D

Oct 04 - torn meniscus
Dec 05 meniscal trim and debridement
Sep 09 torn ACL, kissing contusions, knee locked 30-60o
Jan 10 ACL stump debrided, lateral parrot beak meniscal tear trimmed
May 10 ACLr (Hamstring)
Aug 11 mfx (focal lesion lateral femoral condyle)
Jun 14 100k walk London-Brighton 28hrs