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Offline Sam451

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Update on me
« on: September 21, 2012, 06:50:01 AM »
For those who have been following my never-ending knee saga, here is an update. I saw my OS yesterday. It has been nearly 10 months since the allograft/MCL reconstruction. I was making very slow progress until May/June. Around that time I hit a wall. I have always had pain when I walk. That never has gone away even with 4 surgeries. I hit a stand still where there was no improvement but no decline either. Than in July things slowly started moving backwards. I am at a point now that I don't want to go anyplace because I have to walk. I want to grab my crutches so I don't have to put weight on it. OS thinks that the knee cap could be the culprit. I am seeing his collegue next Tue for a second opinion. If he agrees than I will probably have an arthroscopic procedure just to look to see what is happening. I am at the point where I just want them to replace the stupid thing. I want my life back :'(  OS says I am too young to have the replacement (I'm only 40) but what good does it do me to sit for 10-20 years in this much pain.

Well that's where I am at. As always feel free to ask me questions.

Jenni
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

Offline Overdidit

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Re: Update on me
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2012, 05:00:14 PM »
Oh Jenni,

That is a DRAG.  Are you in the states?  I am lined up for my 7th operation in 28 months.  One of my OATS plug just failed so they have lined me up for Chondrofix and I will be in a clinical trial.


Offline Sam451

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Re: Update on me
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2012, 06:03:19 PM »
I am in the states. I am now in a holding pattern as this was a work injury and the insurance is making me have an IME.  Good luck on your next procedure. I just wish they would replace mine at this point. I want my life back!
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

Offline Overdidit

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Re: Update on me
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2012, 12:36:59 AM »
Yes I hear you about getting your life back ....please keep me posted and good luck with your insurance . ..

Offline Sam451

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Re: Update on me
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2012, 08:50:42 AM »
Well I have my IME this next week. My OS is not happy to have to wait for surgery. Alas, just one of the many hoops to jump through. Should know prior to Christmas if they approve the surgery. Fingers and toes crossed.
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

Offline Sam451

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Re: Update on me
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2012, 12:06:00 AM »
So it's been three weeks since I had my IME and still no info back from them. I think workers comp purposely makes your life miserable. Anyway, there is nothing I can do at this point but sit and wait and continue PT. eventually there will be a surgery :). I will update with the results once I have the surgery. Everyone have a very happy new year!!
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

Offline Sam451

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Re: Update on me
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2013, 04:25:11 AM »
So here's the scoop. The IME results came back and he also recommends the surgery.  I will be having an arthroscopic procedure to determine if the allograft failed or if it is scar tissue building up. They threw in a third possibility that the mechanics could be off as well and that could lead to an eventual oseotomy. They will probably do minor Microfracture and Chondroplasty to clean up the knee while in there and then determine where to go from there. It should be fairly simple this go around. I will post updates after the surgery which is scheduled for the 24th January.   Aa always feel free to ask me any question.

Jenni
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

Offline irishgal

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Re: Update on me
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2014, 07:33:29 PM »
Wondering how you're doing??