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OPERATIVE REPORT

DATE OF OPERATION: 01/06/11
PROCEDURE:
Manipulation of left total knee replacement under anesthesia for lysis of internal adhesions
SURGEON:
Torn lateral meniscus bucket-handle.  Chondromalacia grade III of the patella. 
ANESTHESIA: Right knee lateral meniscectomy.  CIV Diprovan.


SURGICAL TECHNIQUE:
  Following the induction of IV Diprovan and inhalation of nitrous oxide, the gentle manipulation of the left total knee replacement was undertaken with audible lysis of adhesions. The manipulation was carried out to 115° of flexion, measured with a goniometer and minus 4° of full extension.  Excellent stability of the knee stressed in full extension.  Surgical wound well healed.  The patient, following the manipulation, she was allowed to recover from her anesthesia and transported by a stretcher from the Operating Room to the Recovery Room in good condition.