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Offline Amanda

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Open Knee Surgery?
« on: October 06, 2003, 05:44:39 AM »
Hi there
Could somone tell me a little about open knee surgery?  I have had an arthroscopy to remove a meniscal tear - so I know all about that procedure.  But my OS wants me to have open surgery to remove a large meniscal cyst. There is not much info out there on open surgey I can find, mostly arthroscopy.  If anyone has any info and experiences please post them?
R Lateral horizontal cleavage tear and cyst 1997
Partial meniscectomy 18/07/03
Cyst resolved after 3 months
Re-tear 7/8/2004
2nd partial meniscectomy 12/11/04
Hardened meniscus with 40% left

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Re: Open Knee Surgery?
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2003, 06:12:27 AM »
Hi Amanda-

I have had 2 open procedures and am going to be having another one on the 22nd.

What is it exactly that you want to know?

Let me know and I will answer your questions the best that I can.

Feel free to IM me or e-mail me.

-Heather G.
Rt. knee-plica resection, LR, 4 TTTs, MPFL repair & 2 MPFL reconstructions
Lt. knee-2 TTTs, & 2 MPFL reconstructions...
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Offline jathib

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Re: Open Knee Surgery?
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2003, 06:26:11 PM »
I've had two open procedures also. It's more painful and the recovery is longer but otherwise there's not a lot to tell. You get a lot of staples and a big ugly scar out of the deal.