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Offline rnm37

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ACL Revision tomorrow
« on: January 28, 2014, 06:21:03 PM »
Hi folks,

So tomorrow afternoon I will be getting my 2nd ACL reconstruction on my right knee! Its the same surgeon who did my first, this time he is using the hamstring on my good leg for the graft, and also hopefully be able to trim/fix a tear on my medial meniscus. Hoping everything goes well and I can start rehab asap.
 
Just posting to say thank you to all the posters on this site who are a great source of info and support with regard to knee issues. It really is a great help, particularly for people like me who had a setback after initial recovery and weren't 100% sure which path to take.

Cheers,

Ross
June 2012 - ACL rupture and lateral meniscus tear

December 2012 - ACL recon (hamstring autograft) and meniscus trim

October 2013 - Retore ACL and tore medial meniscus :(!

January 2014 - Revision ACL recon (hamstring)

Offline kneesareapain

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Re: ACL Revision tomorrow
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2014, 06:34:43 PM »
Hi Ross

Good luck

Joe
L ACL Replacement [Patellar Tendon Left] and Meniscus Partial Meniscectomy 1997

Retore L ACL 2012 and tore both L menisci

Offline Snowy

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Re: ACL Revision tomorrow
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2014, 08:27:39 PM »
Best of luck! I hope that all goes very smoothly for you second time around.
Mar 11: R Biceps femoris tear (skiing)
Jul 10: ACLr (hamstring autograft)
Mar 10: L ACL rupture (skiing)
Feb 06: L partial ACL tear (kickboxing)
Dec 03: R bone edema (motorbike)
Jan 01: R patellar chip (motorbike)
May 93: R ACL sprain (hockey)
Ongoing: bilateral PFS and OA

Offline Chester57

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Re: ACL Revision tomorrow
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2014, 10:11:34 PM »
Good Luck & hope you have a speedy recovery!
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

Offline rnm37

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Re: ACL Revision tomorrow
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2014, 11:44:40 AM »
Thanks guys!

Thats me finally home after the op, got kept in overnight which I wasn't too happy about but its probably been a good thing in terms of post operative care.
Operation itself went very well and the surgeon saw me afterwards to discuss it. Basically my new graft was perfect and my knee is extremely stable but unfortunately  the tear in my medial meniscus was very big, i've had about 50% of it removed :(
HOWEVER this is the weird part. Apparently the tear in my lateral meniscus that I had trimmed in my first op in 2012 has somehow regenerated itself! The surgeon said he had never seen anything like this happen before in his professional life. Has anyone on here ever seen or heard of this happening?

Ross

June 2012 - ACL rupture and lateral meniscus tear

December 2012 - ACL recon (hamstring autograft) and meniscus trim

October 2013 - Retore ACL and tore medial meniscus :(!

January 2014 - Revision ACL recon (hamstring)