TTO Knee Surgery

I found little available before my surgery to help me gauge what this surgery entails. So I decided to document my progress, so others who have this surgery will have a reference point. Whether this helps you decide if you want the surgery, or simply helps you know someone else has gone through what you are, I hope you find it helpful. If you have questions about your experience or mine, feel free to contact me.

I am not a doctor nor am I qualified to give medical advice. I am simply sharing what I experienced. The content on my blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this Website.

I had a 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. My procedure also included a lateral release. And my effected knee is the right.

Day of Surgery

1-3 Days Post Op

4 Days Post Op (1st PT visit)

5-7 Days Post Op (quitting the Oxy)

8 Days Post Op (2nd PT visit)

11 Days Post Op (bending to 60 degrees)

13 Days Post Op (First doc Post Op visit and X-rays!)

15 Days Post Op (bending to 75 degrees)

4 Weeks Post Op (The start of baring weight)

6 Weeks Post Op (2nd Doc check up)

7 Weeks Post Op (Weaning off the crutches)


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