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Offline ebeyer

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OATS (Allograft)
« on: October 01, 2020, 03:42:50 AM »
This is my first post on here after always reading information from this website....

Doing this procedure all on the lateral side. I am 22 years old and have a 12x12 mm lesion on my lateral femoral condyle. Previously I have had a ACL and partial lateral menisectomy. Been putting this surgery off for a long time and now finally biting the bullet. Anyone have any advice, tips, or anything I should purchase before getting this surgery (pillow, compression sleeves, etc).

Thank you very much!

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Re: OATS (Allograft)
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2020, 12:03:33 PM »
You need to discuss the post op and rehab protocols with your surgeon and physiotherapist when you start rehab. For any articular cartilage repair, especially if a weight bearing area, these are often very strict, involving potentially brace use and non weight bearing on crutches, and extended periods off work especially if on your feet/manual work. This is often for several months. To allow the knee to heal and the graft to take.
It could also take a year or more to get back to any sort of normality or see an improvement even with what is a small defect.

Good luck
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