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    Old 09-11-2014, 07:38 PM   #1
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    bone graft from shin, will i be okay using knee scooter?

    I am scheduled for a complete revision of my triple arthrodesis next month. My new surgeon wants to take a bone graft from my shin. I know I will spend the first 8 weeks using a knee scooter and crawling up and down the stairs. Anyone have experience with this? Feeling a little more stress the 2nd time around.

     
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    Old 09-17-2014, 08:28 PM   #2
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    Re: bone graft from shin, will i be okay using knee scooter?

    Hi Macykay...
    I had the shin graft on my foot reconstruction surgery. At first using the knee scooter was a bit painful but manageable. It gets better by week two. Good luck and heal well

     
    Old 09-18-2014, 01:12 PM   #3
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    Re: bone graft from shin, will i be okay using knee scooter?

    Thank you for the reply. Did you wrap or pad the shin or the knee scooter in any way? The first 2 weeks my foot will have the big fat soft padding and then go to a hard cast at 2 weeks. Any tips on making this work is very much appreciated.

     
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    Re: bone graft from shin, will i be okay using knee scooter?

    I never had a cast. I had an external fixator. It's like this metal type cage that held the bones in place. That fixator was screwed into my bones and removed at about week 4. Then my foot remained wrapped in bandages for another two weeks or so. Therefore, i never had anything to cussion or protect the shin bone. I have seen others place thin cussions on the scooter but I didn't. What i did do was cover the front pad with some fabric because when I aweat or it got wetit became slippery.

     
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