Actifit surgery

To let us know how you are getting on for the first days and first few weeks after your operation or injury. We would be interested in knowing about pain levels and meds, dressings, using the CPM machine, swelling, icing regimes, mobility, exercise regimes, bathing and travelling issues, etc.
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Guys ,tomorrow morning is my surgery for actifit implant .I really hope everything will be OK and this to be my last surgery .I will continue to write here in this topic and upload photos with my recovery .Every questions are welcome ,i really want to help to other people with the same meniscus problems or dilemma ,because the information for this implant is little .Wish me luck guys ,and keep going ahead !
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The surgery is completed ,im fine and just relax in the hospital .I will go home after 2/3 days and start with recovery .Cheers guys
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Tomorrow morning I will leave the hospital .The rehabilitation (physio theraphy) started from second day after surgery and continue 24 weeks to full recovery .Now 60 hour after surgery i`m painless (whitout pain),whitout to use painkillers medicaments .
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Hey! Thank You so much for letting us know your experience. Your recovery seems remarcable! My surgery was on 20 th for a ligament reconstruction and meniscus removal and Its still quite hard to walk normally, although i abandoned crutches since 2 days.
Could You give more info about your injury history, i e why did You need the meniscal transplant ? Also, could You provide some practical information, like the cost of the surgery, what It implies (tests, injections) and, isnt the réhabilitation supposed to be non-weight bearing? Thank you
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I had one surgery (meniscectomy) before Actifit, was removed bigger part of my medial meniscus ,but the meniscus rims was intact and in good shape for actifit implant.I'm 21 years old ex soccer player and without meniscus I'll have a problems with my knee in the future (arthritis ,OA and etc).The implant cost 2750 euros,also has thread/string ,hospital and surgeons taxes.I'm very thankful to my surgeons ,because they didn't take me money .And special thanks to professor Verdonk ,who came from Belgium !First 3 weeks non weight bearings ,after 5 weeks progressive weight bearings ,and after 8th week full weight bearings.
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http://prikachi.com/images.php?images/452/8931452n.jpg picture from day 11 ,everything is alright .
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http://prikachi.com/images.php?images/297/8936297k.jpg without stitches ,flexion is 60 degrees
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Looks great!! The doctor came from belgium to operate You?! Did You contact him yourself and he agreed? How are You doing now? And what did doctor Tell You about your return to sports? Will You be able to play soccer like before? Thanks for all the valuable information!xe2x9dxa4xefxb8x8f
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My surgeon is friend with professor Verdonk ,and Verdonk came to Bulgaria for knee conference ,and before that helped for my surgery .I'm really thankful to this man ,just amazing person .Now I'm in very good shape ,no pain ,no swelling .Doing rehabilitation hard every day and following strictly rehabilitation protocol .The full recovery is about 9 months ,and after that you can start play contact sports ,but I'll not hurry to play soccer or others hard sports ,just start low and go slow .Sorry for my terrible english ,work to improve it .If you have any questions ,just ask me .
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Yes! And loads!! I d Love to continue doing snowboard, wakeboard and kitesurf! But just got a surgery a month ago for the hamstring ligament reconstruction and the lateral meniscus almost full renoval, so i want to take It slow, but definitelly envisage some kind of solution for the meniscus to have some cushioning back. So what interests me mainly is firstly; If You ll be able to function normally, without pain and If You ll be able to return to impact sports in the long run. Can we stay in contact?
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From today brace is on 90 degrees flexion 8) ,and started walking with 15kg loading on operated leg .For now everything is alright :).Also I taken some supplements :glucosamine ,chondroitin ,msm and omega 3 fish oil .I don't know whether they'll help ,but definitely aren't harmful .
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Today 4 weeks after surgery everythink is OK .Walking with 30 percent weight bearing .Monday I'll go back to the hospital for X-ray picture .
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Today i was at my surgeon ,he checked my condition ,saw x-ray picture of my knee and said that everything is good .I have no patience to start walking without crutches and to start hard physio therapy with proprioception exercises ,dynamic quadriceps ,hamstring exercises ,lunges ,but i have 26 days before to throws crutches . ::)
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