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Offline greyliston

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Grey's LPFLr, MPFLr, TTT
« on: November 21, 2011, 01:50:53 AM »
Hello.

I am having surgery in the morning in Texas and wanted to get this kicked off. I am a 27 YO male from Portland, OR. I received so much great info on this website so I want to give back by providing my personal experience.

After 2 lateral releases on the same knee (totally unecessary), I am having my lateral retinaculum reconstructed using a graft of my IT band. Also, due to patella alta, I am having my patella moved down 1.5 CM and my medial patella ligament tightened.

Stay tuned for updates.

2010 - Failed LR
2011 - Failed LR lengthening
2011 - TTT, LPFLr, MPFLr

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Re: Grey's LPFLr, MPFLr, TTT
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2011, 01:54:15 AM »
Good luck tomorrow!

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Re: Grey's LPFLr, MPFLr, TTT
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2011, 02:15:00 PM »
Good luck.  I am likely going to have something simialr done.  Are you having Dr Mark do your surgery? 
11/29/2010 Lateral Release left knee
1/2011 Cortizone injection left knee
4/1/2011 Lateral Release right knee
5-6/2011 Supartz injection series (5)
12/12/2011 TTT and Lateral Release repair left knee

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Re: Grey's LPFLr, MPFLr, TTT
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2011, 05:34:17 PM »
Best Wishes!!!                 Best Wishes!!!         Best Wishes!!! [/size][/font][/color]
It sounds quite involved! Looking forward to your diary.
36 yo female
'03 bumped knee against dresser
'04 mri - told bruised meniscus, not operable
Apr 2011 - scope chondroplasty and LR
Nov 2011 - TTT/AMZ & scope

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Re: Grey's LPFLr, MPFLr, TTT
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2011, 09:03:00 PM »
Hi Grey, hope the surgery went well and you are now on the road to recovery. Keep us posted, good luck!
March 2005: LK Plant & twist injury (full lateral patellar dislocation)
April 2010: LK scope (LRR, posteriolateral meniscus, medial plica)
Current: Medial instability
May 24, 2012: LPFL + MPFL recon scheduled

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Re: Grey's LPFLr, MPFLr, TTT
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2011, 10:43:52 PM »
Hello all. Thanks for the thoughts.

The surgery went very well. Yes, I had Dr. Mark perform this operation.

Everything went as planned but the Doc did mention that it was a challenging case due to the fact that my lateral retinaculum was non-existent because the previous surgeons had released it so much.

So I had my lateral retinaculum reconstructed with a graft from my IT band, my tibial tubercle moved distally 11 mm and medially 5 mm, and my medial retinaculum reconstructed with a donor graft.

I am just recovering in the hospital - pain free due to the nice drugs. I am supposed to start cannonballs in a few hours.
2010 - Failed LR
2011 - Failed LR lengthening
2011 - TTT, LPFLr, MPFLr

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Re: Grey's LPFLr, MPFLr, TTT
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2011, 01:39:52 AM »
Way to go, G. Time to dust off the bike shorts.

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Re: Grey's LPFLr, MPFLr, TTT
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2011, 03:11:03 AM »
Really glad to hear that the surgery went very well and you are getting the proper pain control in the hospital. Let us know how the cannonballs are working out for you! :p
March 2005: LK Plant & twist injury (full lateral patellar dislocation)
April 2010: LK scope (LRR, posteriolateral meniscus, medial plica)
Current: Medial instability
May 24, 2012: LPFL + MPFL recon scheduled

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Re: Grey's LPFLr, MPFLr, TTT
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2011, 03:25:39 PM »
So 1st day after surgery. Pain is definitely present. Doc has already had me walking this morning, fully weight bearing on my operated leg with the safety of crutches (but not really using them). Doc also has me doing cannonballs and straight leg raises of which both are painful but tolerable. I get discharged tomorrow.
2010 - Failed LR
2011 - Failed LR lengthening
2011 - TTT, LPFLr, MPFLr

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Re: Grey's LPFLr, MPFLr, TTT
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2011, 09:19:52 PM »
I'm going to be having the same surgeries done (with both allografts). I'm so excited.
Good luck to you!

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Re: Grey's LPFLr, MPFLr, TTT
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2011, 08:28:18 AM »
So I am very excited. This is my last night in the hospital. I get discharged tomorrow. Also very excited to take a shower.

I am not gonna lie, the cannonballs suck. They are painful and I do not enjoy them. They definitely do not give you anytime to stiffen up around here. I am still just laying in the bed with my leg propped up and the cryo-cuff machine running 24/7. I dont think I have a lot of swelling but then again, my knee is so wrapped up that I cannot tell.

The treatment I have received by Dr. Sanders and the North Texas Medical Center has been everything I expected it to be - high quality and lots of personal attention by the Doc and staff. No dissapointments whatsoever. All I can do now is hit the recovery hard and hope for the best possible outcome.
2010 - Failed LR
2011 - Failed LR lengthening
2011 - TTT, LPFLr, MPFLr

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Re: Grey's LPFLr, MPFLr, TTT
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2011, 01:21:17 PM »
Glad things are going well.  I have a feeling you are going to make a very quick recovery.
11/29/2010 Lateral Release left knee
1/2011 Cortizone injection left knee
4/1/2011 Lateral Release right knee
5-6/2011 Supartz injection series (5)
12/12/2011 TTT and Lateral Release repair left knee

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Re: Grey's LPFLr, MPFLr, TTT
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2011, 03:37:53 PM »
Ok so things are not going so well today. I left the hospital yesterday and my mom drove me to Vicksburg, MS which is where my family goes every year for Thanksgiving. It was an 8 hour drive. I'm not sure if it was the drive or just leaving the care of the hospital but last night and this morning have been very painful and the swelling is bad.

I dread the cannonballs now. I've been told the 3rd day after surgery is the worst so hopefully this is the climax. I consider myself a pretty tough guy so this says a lot for me to be suffering so much.
2010 - Failed LR
2011 - Failed LR lengthening
2011 - TTT, LPFLr, MPFLr

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Re: Grey's LPFLr, MPFLr, TTT
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2011, 03:58:25 PM »
Sorry to hear about the pain!  I know it is Thanksgiving, but try to get some rest.  I know it is hard around the holidays.  My surgery is 2 weeks before Christmas, I am already worried about all the moving around!

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Re: Grey's LPFLr, MPFLr, TTT
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2011, 05:32:32 PM »
As we said an 8 hour bumpy car ride is way too long.  Unfortuantely, knee surgery doens't occur in a vacuum.  There is a person's life attached to the knee. 

The best solution for this is to be off the feet, using the ice 24/7 with the limb straight, and the foot elevated 8 inches above the heart. The cannonballs are an absolute necessity, lest you find youself in the unfortunate group of people who wil need manipulation under anesthesia, something I have never had to do in a PF case.















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