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Re: knee surgery

Ceres, so what did they do, if they could not repair  the LM???   Curious 
because DH had knee surgery a couple years ago.  He had  totally torn his LM.  
They took a piece of (or stretched one?) from the  upper thigh.  Apparently this 
is one of two ways......the other being the  use of a harvested cadaver LM.  
DH chose the first....but later wished he  had chosen the latter.  The 
recovery process from the surgery was much  longer.  For a few days he had absolutely 
no feeling or motion in his  leg.  Due to the trauma of the surgery to the 
upper thigh, the nerves shut  down, or were cut (?).  He too had that cold ice 
water circulating machine  which really helped with the pain and swelling a 
lot.  When he was able to  get up, his leg was like a dead weight....it was like 
teaching the  leg how to walk all over.  Eventually through physical therapy 
and a  lot of stubborn determination, he was fine.   Even through all this,  he 
said it was worth it.  Just wondering if you had the donor LM put  
in.....wondering if, indeed, this would have been a better alternative.  
Dr. said DH will eventually have to have knee replacement on  the other knee 
due to deterioration, etc. (prior surgery 20+ yrs.  ago from a football 
injury).....dh is putting it off since it's  not absolutely necessary.  Dr. didn't 
have a problem with this  decision...for now.
zone 9
Texas Gulf Coast
In a message dated 9/16/2006 11:02:22 PM Central Standard Time,  
gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:

What was your injury?   Mine was a torn 
lateral meniscus which  could not be repaired at my age do to lack of blood 
however younger  ones are repaired. 

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