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Offline lam651

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life after fixator removal
« on: October 07, 2003, 12:31:35 AM »
After 6 1/2 mos. of having a couple pounds of metal bolted to my leg, I'm starting to feel like me again. I can sleep again and I'm not banging my fixator off of the door jams, walls and furniture.

The fixator was installed in Mar. to fix a HTO tibial non-union. I still have more bone to grow so it isn't over, but this is the best my leg has felt since the HTO was done over 2 yrs. ago. A big step no doubt.

Good luck to everyone in their ongoing knee battles. Larry
arthoscopy('99),HTO(tibia didn't heal 10/01),knee braces(7/02),HTO w/ex.fix. to repair tibial non-union(3/03), remove ex. fix.(9/03),HTO other leg(12/03)

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Re: life after fixator removal
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2003, 07:00:50 AM »
Yippee.  Good to read about some more success.  I hope it keeps going well for you.  :)
rk posterior meniscus tear. Successfully repaired 10 Sep,03. Now have nerve damage and cps which goes with it.  I want to slap the person who said 'It just takes time....'

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Re: life after fixator removal
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2003, 07:08:45 AM »

What wonderful news!! Your leg must feel like it's been liberated from jail. There's nothing like getting a good nights sleep after so long. Good luck in your continued recovery  ;D

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Re: life after fixator removal
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2003, 08:05:41 PM »
I don't know what a Fixator is but it sure sounds like it was a burden! I'm glad you're free of it  :) I'm also glad this is the best you've felt in over 2 yrs. and that you're getting good sleep now. Sometimes I think good sleep really helps the healing process. If I'm wrong it sure sounds logical to the spouse and kids  " I need my sleep, the Dr. said it was important" Maybe that's why I'm doing better  ;D Tee Hee Hee!  Best Wishes for continued improvement !
FX left Tibial Plateau 08/02/03, surgery 08/08/03, 3 screws & bone graft.

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Re: life after fixator removal
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2003, 12:15:20 AM »
Larry I am so happy to hear that life is more "normal" now since you got your constant companion taken off!!

I hope that htings continue to look up for you and you continue to get great reports!

21 yrs. old..Right knee injury. Ligament Recon 6-21-01, 2 LR's 3/02 & 9/02
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