2nd surgery

by Rebecca
(Mechanicville, NY)

On 3/2 I tore my ACL and Lat Meniscus. On 4/14 I had the surgery to repair the damage. In June during pool therapy I felt the infamous "POP". I brought that to the Dr's attention at the end of June & during August & September had to endure the cortizone injections in the back of the knee. I KNEW that i damaged the meniscus repair. On 10/2 I had the surgery to remove the hardware from the Tibia - I had a reaction to the metal - and he also removed the sutures from the meniscus repair & part of the meniscus at the same time. I'm now 1.5 weeks post op & don't have ANY pain from the meniscus area but alot from the Tibia are where the hardware was removed. I was up & around that nite, weight bearing & everyday since. This overall has been a much easier recovery since I knew what to do post op. Has anyone ever experienced anything like this? If so, please let me know how it went & the recovery time. I'm having alot of pain where the hardware was removed and want to know if this is normal. I so badly want to return to work & to a normal life.


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Good luck!
by: Anonymous

Hello Rebecca. Remember me... Allison. Glad to hear you are doing well after your second surgery. Good luck for a speedy and complete recovery!
I'm still having problems with my knee. The latest MRI with contrast showed a lot of scar tissue in my knee (it returned after a having surgery to remove scar tissue in July). That explains the continued pain I'm having. My doctor told me that I can "wait and see" if the scar tissue softens over time or have another surgery (with no guarantees it will grow back again). I'm trying to find a doctor with experience in handling arthrofibrosis cases for a second opinion. Kind of depressing, huh? I want my life back too. It's been a long road for both of us.
I had a great time with my family in Lake George. You're so lucky to live in such a nice area!
Good luck to you!
Allison
alifontana@bellsouth.net

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2nd surgery
by: Rebecca K

Bart - Thank you for your reply. Now that Im 2 weeks post op I'm doing good, I finally got the release to work. I think I can this time around. I have been doing as much walking as tolerated - only about 10 min per day. Most of the pain is on the surface from the incision area & from the hardware removal. He probably did have to "dig out" the screw! Its nice to know what to expect during the next few weeks. My range of motion is ok, but is painful to bend, I can straighten all the way. Will the bursas disapear over time? I have them on all 3 incisions. Thanks!

Rebecca

Oct 18, 2009
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tibia pain
by: Bart - SII

It sounds like you are doing much better. Hows your range of motion? The tibia pain sounds normal. Any bone work will cause pain for a couple weeks following surgery - this is true for hardware removal as well as with reconstructions. It is also dependent on how easily the hardware was removed. Sometimes the surgeon has to "dig out" screws and such, so that can add to the trauma to the bone.

For the first 2-3 weeks your body is in an inflammatory stage, which means increased swelling and pain. As that subsides, you should start to feel much better.

Hopefully this is the answer you have been waiting for - good luck with your continued recovery!

Bart

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