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Old 01-23-2015, 06:37 PM   #15
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"DW and I went to Baltimore today, to consult with another orthopedic surgeon, about my knee. I've already seen two Ortho doctors and one surgeon, that said he wasn't comfortable doing the surgery I need. I have a partially torn ACL and a completely torn PCL."

I just don't understand what a "Ortho doctor" is? In my book an orthopedic surgeon is the only true Ortho doctor when you're looking at surgery.

There are so many people with mobility needs that orthopedic doctors are in every market. But not all orthopedic surgeons are superstars of knees. Some specialize in hands, hips, backs, upper necks, knees and lower legs, etc.

If I was such a specialized case, I'd be at Andrews Clinic in Birmingham (UAB) or at Campbells Clinic in Memphis, or at many other places with surgeons that work on pro athletes. It's just not that hard to see THE BEST.
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I guess I should have been a bit more specific. All the orthopedic doctors I have seen, are surgeons. Except one.Out of them all, I've only found one that is willing to open me up and take a look. The others knew that the surgery I need, is way over their head. What I need to have done, is very intricate and complicated. It is a 5 hour surgery, for someone that is very familiar with it. At least, that is what I have been told.

I did a search and found the following:

"Sequence of bicruciate ligament reconstruction with BPTB grafts
  1. Drill PCL tibial tunnel first, then ACL tibial tunnel
  2. Drill ACL femoral tunnel, then PCL femoral tunnel
  3. Pass PCL graft through tibial tunnel and fix in femoral tunnel
  4. Pass ACL graft through tibial tunnel and fix in femoral tunnel
  5. Fix PCL graft on tibia at 90 of flexion with anteromedial step off
  6. Fix ACL graft on tibia at extension"
Here's about what my knee will look like, when they get done with it...


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Old 01-23-2015, 07:47 PM   #17
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What about a bone doc that specializes in sports medicine? I'm sure that there are plenty of athletes that have torn both their ACL and PCL at the same time.
On edit, I see Bamaman suggested the same thing....
I think Marcus Lattimore with South Carolina tore both of his knee ligaments a few years ago.
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What about a bone doc that specializes in sports medicine?

I have arthroscopic surgery scheduled for 13FEB15, with one of the Baltimore Ravens orthopedic surgeons. He's the only one, that has agreed to even look inside my knee.
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I have arthroscopic surgery scheduled for 13FEB15, with one of the Baltimore Ravens orthopedic surgeons. He's the only one, that has agreed to even look inside my knee.
Good deal. Hope it goes well. That's a lot of hardware if that's the route they wind up going!
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Good deal. Hope it goes well. That's a lot of hardware if that's the route they wind up going!
Just confirmed it yesterday.. I go in on Friday, the 13th of February and he is going to repair the meniscus damage. While he is in there, he is going to look around and see what is required to get the ligament damage repaired. That will be a future surgery.
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Your post has made me count my blessings that my knees, hips, etc are fine.

Good luck with the surgery. Hope it all turns out well.
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Your post has made me count my blessings that my knees, hips, etc are fine.

Good luck with the surgery. Hope it all turns out well.
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The meniscus surgery is usually where they take little scissors and trim off the ragged edge. It's an everyday little surgery for orthopedic surgeons.

I still don't know how they can "look around' when doing such procedures, but they can.

It's nice to know you have a doctor that's very accomplished. Even the best costs the same--when you have insurance. Good luck!
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I still don't know how they can "look around' when doing such procedures, but they can.

It's nice to know you have a doctor that's very accomplished. Even the best costs the same--when you have insurance. Good luck!
He's going to have the little camera in there anyway. He wants to compare what he sees, to what the MRI says.. To see how bad, bad really is...
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