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Offline tenisfan

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surgery
« on: December 02, 2011, 05:19:22 PM »
Had my surgery yesterday. Come to find out the mri didnt pick up alot of things going on. I acrually had three tears in the meniscus, Lateral amd Medial side and one under the knee cap.  He said if i would have waited much longer i would have had bigger problems so i am >:( glad i did it. Now for the recovery, and pain :)
2006 right knee surgery, meniscus
2008 left knee lateral release,  meniscus
2009 microfracture left knee, lateral meniscus,  fragment
2009 cartilage transplant oats
2010 loose fragment removal, meniscus fraying,found another defect
2010 oats failed, synvesic injections ,2011 right knee meniscus

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Re: surgery
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2011, 11:26:31 AM »
Hi There,

It very often happens that an MRI scan comes up normal and when they go in they find problems inside the knee. I too had a normal MRI come up but was still feeling pain and catching on the lateral side of my right knee and when my OS looked inside my knee he had to trim the fat pad and medial plica that were both inflammed and enlarged that was causing me all the pain and discomfort.

Good luck with your recovery and is important to keep on top of your PT and ice the knee regular.

Nick :) {2011} :)
RK: PFPS, Arthrofibrosis, Tendinopathy, Five cortisone injections
16/01/18 Anterior interval release, distal patella excision, lateral meniscal repair
18/07/14 Anterior interval release  
16/11/09 Medial plica excision, fat pad trimming

Offline tenisfan

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Re: surgery
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2011, 06:31:54 PM »
Hi Clarkey.

It is so amazing to me how the mri missed all these tears, it picked up just the one. I had some really bad tears in there, not just some small tears, we are talking huge tears plus one under the knee cap. So yes everyone needs to listen to there own bodies, and not listen to mris  i am having alot of pain with this one, he had to do alot of things in there, so i am icing alot. Thanks for the well wishes,   Kim
2006 right knee surgery, meniscus
2008 left knee lateral release,  meniscus
2009 microfracture left knee, lateral meniscus,  fragment
2009 cartilage transplant oats
2010 loose fragment removal, meniscus fraying,found another defect
2010 oats failed, synvesic injections ,2011 right knee meniscus

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Re: surgery
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2011, 09:50:47 PM »
Also had missed meniscus injuries on MRI that were found during ACL reconstruction.  Was very symptomatic therefore not surprised, but it can be frustrating when the MRI doesn't match your symptoms and worth being persistent with your ortho, or seeking a second opinion if needed.

Offline tenisfan

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Re: surgery
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2011, 07:43:26 PM »
oh no, :( has anyone developed a bakers cyst after having there meniscus fixed? I have a huge one going on and its making me miserable ::)
2006 right knee surgery, meniscus
2008 left knee lateral release,  meniscus
2009 microfracture left knee, lateral meniscus,  fragment
2009 cartilage transplant oats
2010 loose fragment removal, meniscus fraying,found another defect
2010 oats failed, synvesic injections ,2011 right knee meniscus

Offline tenisfan

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Re: surgery
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2011, 02:55:41 AM »
had the bakers cyst drained on monday, turned out it had blood in it. Hopefully just from the surgery, however it is still there darn it, so may have to have another drain with ultrasound, to make sure they can get it all :( this is annoying Everything else is great with the knee glad i did the surgery!
2006 right knee surgery, meniscus
2008 left knee lateral release,  meniscus
2009 microfracture left knee, lateral meniscus,  fragment
2009 cartilage transplant oats
2010 loose fragment removal, meniscus fraying,found another defect
2010 oats failed, synvesic injections ,2011 right knee meniscus

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Re: surgery
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2011, 08:26:06 AM »
Glad to hear your surgery went well, i wish you a successful And speedy recovery

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Re: surgery
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2011, 05:14:22 PM »
Hi There,

Surgery is the easy part it is the recovery that takes time and can be slow and painful. It is nice when the surgery part been done and can start the road to recovery.

Nick :) {2011} :)
RK: PFPS, Arthrofibrosis, Tendinopathy, Five cortisone injections
16/01/18 Anterior interval release, distal patella excision, lateral meniscal repair
18/07/14 Anterior interval release  
16/11/09 Medial plica excision, fat pad trimming

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Re: surgery
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2011, 06:02:29 PM »
Hi yes i know, but now that i have had that bakers cyst drained my knee feels so great. Its only been two weeks and nothing is hurting and i am now walking with no pain whats so ever, and the best news of all is this darn knee what giving me lots of hip pain, and now that is gone too.  ;D
Thanks Chad for the well wishes, keep me updated on your recovery. If anyone needs any advice on meniscus surgery feel free to ask any time, i have had quite a few, thanks    Kim
2006 right knee surgery, meniscus
2008 left knee lateral release,  meniscus
2009 microfracture left knee, lateral meniscus,  fragment
2009 cartilage transplant oats
2010 loose fragment removal, meniscus fraying,found another defect
2010 oats failed, synvesic injections ,2011 right knee meniscus

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Re: surgery
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2011, 07:53:11 PM »
Hey, looks like MRI missed some stuff too.  They said that they removed some floating tissue and that was not reported on the MRI.  I am 14 days post op on a lateral release and patella stabilization.  I am waiting to go see the surgeon so that I really know what they did to my knee.  I understand completely on the 'glad the surgery is over but now comes recovery'.  I am not allowed to bend my leg for 6 weeks.  The first week almost drove me nuts, I did nothing but sit with my leg up.  I can walk around now though and am doing much better. 

I hope everything is working out for you and you are not in a whole lot of pain.  I see that you had your surgery Dec 2?  Mine was on the 1st.  Hope you are doing ok!

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Re: surgery
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2011, 11:11:31 PM »
Hi and thanks,

Doing so much better, walking around just fine, no pain, not even a little bit of swelling, the only problem that i had so far was this bakers cyst, and it is still there but no where near how big it was. As long as it is being quiet and letting me walk then i dont care about it. I had a lateral release on my left knee, now that was a bit of a longer recovery, and i had tons of swelling with that one. Good luck on your recovery also, hope all goes well  Keep me posted on how everything goes  :)  Kim
2006 right knee surgery, meniscus
2008 left knee lateral release,  meniscus
2009 microfracture left knee, lateral meniscus,  fragment
2009 cartilage transplant oats
2010 loose fragment removal, meniscus fraying,found another defect
2010 oats failed, synvesic injections ,2011 right knee meniscus