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Offline xclaxmom

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Re: Update on Sam451
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2013, 05:00:16 PM »
It sounds like you are healing, so that is good. Opening the brace will make things more comfortable too.

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Re: Update on Sam451
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2013, 07:38:40 AM »
So the latest and greatest.......I now have stitch abscesses that are also infected. OS took several stitches out of the open wounds on Friday and put me on an antibiotic. Chills and cold sweats continued through the weekend and had to go to ER Sunday. Happy fathers day to my hubby  :'( not. IV antibiotic and still dealing with sweats and chills. What is going on. I go back to OS tomorrow. My body is fighting against these stitches big time. Half my incision is scared over and the other half is wide open. Five weeks post op with open incision. This is ridiculous. Oh well, this too will pass right? :P

I also have been opening my brace 10 degrees every couple days. It's now open to 30 degrees.

As always please feel free to ask any questions. I love helping people by sharing all I have dealt with.

Jenni

Nov 2009 Initial Injury-Torn MCL, Torn Articular Cartiledge, Torn Lateral Meniscus, Boxers fracture left hand, and Slap tear/rotator cuff tear right shoulder
April 2010 Microfracture Failed/menisectomy Right Leg
Dec 2010 Autograft Failed Right Leg
Sept 2011 Scope and Chondroplasty Right Leg
Nov 2011 Fresh Allograft MCL Reconstruction
July 2012 SLAP Tear, Blanckart Tear, and keyhole Rotator Cuff Repair Right Shoulder
Jan 2013 Chondroplasty, Lateral Release Right Leg
May 2013 TTO Fulkerson & Lateral Release
Nov 09 Torn MCL, Articular Cartilage & Lateral Meniscus
April 10 Microfracture Failed/menisectomy
Dec 10 Autograft
Sept 11 Chondroplasty
Nov 11 Allograft MCL Recon
Jan 13 Chondroplasty, Lat Release
May 13 TTO/Lat Release
Dec 14 lat retinaculum repair
Nov 15 screw removal tighten lat retinaculum

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Re: Update on Sam451
« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2013, 04:33:12 PM »
Hi. I really hope you're fealling better by now. How's the knee?

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Re: Update on Sam451
« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2013, 03:56:40 AM »
So intersting that you ask how things are going. I was just thinking I needed to post an update. So far I have dealt with just about everything lol. 1/2 of my incision decided not to heal. My body rejected the internal stitches. I spit up several stitches and then had to be on two rounds of antibiotic for infection. That has finally almost healed. The screws are very annoying as well. They are painful to touch or bump.  The bones were not fusing at the last x-ray. I hope that the next X-Ray shows calcium being laid or I don't know what wil happen.  I go back in on Wed so we will see. I have ulnar nerve impingement in both elbows but worse in the left. My ring and pinky fingers fall asleep all the time. This is from using the crutches. I have to see if my surgeon will refer me to the hand/elbow specialist for this :(.  My kneecap dislocated Thursday night while I was sleeping. I fell asleep on couch with my brace off and rolled over on stomach. Not a great idea :P. It seems everything that can go wrong has. Probably because this is supposed to be the final surgery :). I'm trying to keep a positive attitude and just do the things I can do. I trust my OS so we will see what he has to say on Wed. I will update with what he says after the appointment.

Jenni


Nov 2009 Initial Injury-Torn MCL, Torn Articular Cartiledge, Torn Lateral Meniscus, Boxers fracture left hand, and Slap tear/rotator cuff tear right shoulder
April 2010 Microfracture Failed/menisectomy Right Leg
Dec 2010 Autograft Failed Right Leg
Sept 2011 Scope and Chondroplasty Right Leg
Nov 2011 Fresh Allograft MCL Reconstruction
July 2012 SLAP Tear, Blanckart Tear, and keyhole Rotator Cuff Repair Right Shoulder
Jan 2013 Chondroplasty, Lateral Release Right Leg
May 2013 TTO Fulkerson & Lateral Release
Nov 09 Torn MCL, Articular Cartilage & Lateral Meniscus
April 10 Microfracture Failed/menisectomy
Dec 10 Autograft
Sept 11 Chondroplasty
Nov 11 Allograft MCL Recon
Jan 13 Chondroplasty, Lat Release
May 13 TTO/Lat Release
Dec 14 lat retinaculum repair
Nov 15 screw removal tighten lat retinaculum