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Offline fishes

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I am very nervous.  I got the call yesterday for an allograft on Wed but don't even feel like I really know that much about the recovery from the procedure.  Can anyone provide insight?  What are the best crutches?
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Offline Chester57

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Re: Allograft in 3 days!
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2013, 11:04:21 AM »
Hi, What is your injury and what are you having reconstructed?
1980 LK open total synovectomy to remove AVM--Undiag AF Begins--MUA-AF & Instability--Debridement-AF--LOA, Synovectomy, Menisectomy, Chondroplasty, M/L Ret Release-AF, Instability & Sublux--MCL, POL, MPFL Allo Recons-AF--LOA, LR, Synovectomy-AF--LOA, M/L Ret Release, Synovectomy-AF

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Re: Allograft in 3 days!
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2013, 01:15:14 AM »
I have a cartilage lesion on my lateral femoral condyle and am having an allograft.  Advice... please?
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Have a look through this specific forum and also the post op diaries

http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?board=32.0

I expect you'll be in a brace, non weight bearing for a significant period and have a prescribed physio program.  I discussed MACI on a similar defect, not quite the same but this is what I was told to expect at the time, plus a 24 month recovery period

Best to discuss all the ins and outs with your surgeon and PT, as there will be differences in protocols

Good luck :)
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