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Offline scottrayden

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disadvantages with OATS surgery???
« on: February 18, 2004, 11:42:44 PM »
Anyone know the general disadvantages of having OATS surgery???

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Re: disadvantages with OATS surgery???
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2004, 11:21:46 PM »
Personally speaking...my only disadvantage is that I can never run again.   :'(
All the research that I did showed a pretty good success rate.  There wasnt much mention about disadvantages other than not healing properly.  I have found out that some people do continue to have soreness from the donor site for a long time afterwards.  The research doesnt really cover long term disadvantage as it is a fairly new procedure.  I guess we are the guinea pigs here.  Time will tell, right :-/
 
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