I had my last follow up for my quadriceps tendon repair. Interestingly, the worst part was trying to find a $!%! parking space at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital (time for another parking garage, guys).
My last appointment was originally supposed to be three months ago, but the x-ray showed that I had heterotropic ossification (that is, I had bone cells growing inside the muscle/tendon tissue), so I was scheduled for this follow up visit. After all, having new bones freely growing in my leg would have been rather bad.
Fortunately, the x-rays taken today showed that my extra bones had stopped growing and had “rounded off” nicely. I was also checked to make sure my knee cap was in the right place and that the scar tissue would move freely. Everything checked out and I was officially released into the wild.
While I was reasonably sure that everything was fine with my leg, it is always good to have that confirmed.