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Offline AlissonAus

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MACI Knee surgery: In need of some help.
« on: November 14, 2011, 08:29:16 AM »
Hey everybody!

I am scheduled to undergo MACI surgery on my patella in January.  :'(
I am really scared, and do not now what to expect. I would really appreciate it if someone can tell me what to expect pain wise as well as what I can do to make the weeks after the operation easier to cope with.

Thanks so much in advance

Alisson  :D
Left knee arthroscopy 2011
MACI Procedure 2012

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Re: MACI Knee surgery: In need of some help.
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2011, 08:15:23 AM »
...anybody...??
Left knee arthroscopy 2011
MACI Procedure 2012

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Re: MACI Knee surgery: In need of some help.
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2011, 09:48:58 AM »
Not had the op (just a bit of patella tidying last year) but there are plenty of posts in the cartilage repair section http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?board=35.0 (and maybe the patello-femoral section)

and also some post op diaries...look for posts by cdubb, she had patella ACI with a TTT I think and also someone called thabo (among others)

Are you having any sort of realignment at the same time - to address any tracking issues that have caused the damage? 

Good luck, it's a pretty big op.  Make sure you ask your surgeon lots of questions and get a good physio sorted.  As with any knee surgery, getting the muscles as strong as possible beforehand is very important  :)
« Last Edit: November 26, 2011, 09:51:08 AM by Vickster »
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