Saturday, December 10, 2011

Tibial Tubercle Transfer, Lateral Release and Chondroplasty

Hi all,

I know it has been a VERY long time between posts!

It's a busy time if year for everyone and I've had a few challenges along the way that makes it all a little more difficult!

I flew to Perth on the 29th November and went it to hospital and had the three procedures listed above on my left knee! It's basically a patellar reconstruction ( released a tendon on the outside of my kneecap, cleaned off the back of my kneecap, and then broke the top of my tibia and moved it sideways and forward and reattached with 2 screws!

I'm in a straight leg splint, on crutches with very little weight bearing and I'm in the worst pain you could ever imagine - makes a c section and Brest augmentation seem like a total breeze!

I think what makes it a little harder is that I can't sleep and I am pretty much bound to bed all the time! Rather frustrating for someone who is used to running around rather than staying very still!!!


Charlotte Orr said...

How frustrating for you! Hope your knee heals quickly!

Liz N said...

You poor thing - no wonder you were so sore before. Sending healing vibes your way!

Maryanne said...

Thanks Charlotte and Liz - the lateral release and TTT are big operations on their own let alone in combo! I think it's going to be a long recovery!

Michelle said...

I hope it heals quickly for you!

Maryanne said...

Thanks Michelle - I hope so too, but I'm guessing a very long rehab. If only the pain could reduce just slightly I'd be a lot more comfortable!