Background: Prior to my surgery I found little information available online. Below is a journal of my experience. My list of logs can be found here.
I had a tibial tubercle osteotomy (TTO) with distal realignment procedure. My procedure also included a lateral release. And my effected knee is the right.
4 Weeks Post Op (Fri): Allowed to walk-kind of
Today was a day of milestones. I returned to work, so there was that strain, and at physical therapy I was approved to practice walking. I still have to hold on to the crutches, both of them, but I am allowed to unlock the brace, so my knee can bend. I am to walk, putting weight on the leg as tolerated, and go through the motion of walking, concentrating on a heal toe motion. I also got promoted to bending the knee to 90 degrees, which I did with no problem. Same goes for the practice of walking, but I am going to limit practicing that, because the knee was a bit sore in the evening.
My long scar started puffing a bit, so I am putting silicone pads on it to keep it flat. The knee still swells so I’m wearing either a wrap or the compression sleeve.
Of note, on Monday, I started doing the laying leg lifts without the brace, to practice getting the balance down.
(Tibial tubercle osteotomy (TTO) with distal realignment procedure, the tibial tubercle, the prominent bony insertion of the patellar tendon into your shinbone (tibia), is partially or totally detached and moved and reattached in a better position that allows the kneecap to track better in its groove)
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