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Offline Georgie28793

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Long incisions? How do they affect recovery?
« on: January 07, 2015, 08:30:54 PM »
Hello everyone,

I am due a few procedures which will leave me with a 6/7 inch incision across my knee along with various other smaller incisions around my ankle.

I would be very grateful if anyone had any info on how this affects recovery? Does a larger incision affect range of movement straight after the operation? Any info would be much appreciated!

(I am having a trochleoplasty, TTO, MPFL recon, and derotational osteotomy)

Thanks in advance!
2000/14 - multiple dislocations of both knees
August '14 - bad LK dislocation
April '15 - LK MPFL reconstruction, tibial tubercle osteotomy and supramalleolar derotational osteotomy

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Re: Long incisions? How do they affect recovery?
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2015, 07:16:37 PM »
Just remember that incisions heal from side to side not from top to bottom :)  Longer incisions don't necessarily mean a more difficult recovery, although you might have more tenderness initially.

Good luck!
11/2014 - PHMM Root Ligament Repair (failed)
6/2015 - revision of PHMM Root ligament repair, LOA, Chondroplasty

Offline Georgie28793

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Re: Long incisions? How do they affect recovery?
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2015, 11:36:28 PM »
K9Sport, thanks for your reply

I must be being stupid, I assumed a long incision down the knee would affect bending the knee and the skin and tissues underneath, leading to a different sort of recovery process.

Glad to hear it shouldn't be much of an issue :-)
2000/14 - multiple dislocations of both knees
August '14 - bad LK dislocation
April '15 - LK MPFL reconstruction, tibial tubercle osteotomy and supramalleolar derotational osteotomy