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Offline Crazyhorsegirl

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Patella repair surgery for a patient with metal allergies
« on: April 27, 2014, 02:31:49 AM »
My friend was assaulted back in Jan.  Which resulted in a broken patella.  Here's the question, due to his metal allergies the doctor couldn't preform surgery in the usual manor.   He was able to use titanium screws, but instead of using the wire to wrap/secure the knee during healing. But due to the allergies he used suture to wrap/secure the knee.

Has anyone with metal allergies had this surgery done this way??

We're looking to compare notes on healing progress.   With his surgery being done this way, he was in a total immobilizer for a month before they could even start p/t.    a month out he started once a week & about 3 weeks ago he started going twice a week...  but only has about 68% ROM.

Someone Please Respond....