Knee cartilage injury recovery time

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Avatar m tn upon leaving they gave me a foam knee brace and sent me on my way. When I got home and tried on the knee brace I found out it was way to large (XXL) to the point of it being almost comical (I'm 130 lbs., maybe if I was a NFL running back it would fit.
Avatar n tn HI. I had a knee injury August 2006 playing soccer. An MRI scan showed a slight disruption to the ACL. I received physio for this and then attended a consultant who had a 2 minute look and said I needed ACL reconstruction surgery!! I have had no bother at all in the past 12 months and will not be returning to competitive sport as I broke my ankle at work Aug 07 (Enough is enough). Would the ACL surgery still be required..??? I am not keen on surgery after my ankle injury.
Avatar m tn I just went back the other day for my follow up because my knee pain has gotten worse and he thinks i have damaged cartilage in my knee and if i do he said i need surgery. So if i do have to have surgery how long is the recovery and will i have to wear knee braces if i play these sports from now on?
4615153 tn?1357189785 It can also be a knee injury along with tendon injury. It is difficult to comment on the net. Please do not put any weight on the injured leg and see a doctor ASAP. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history.
Avatar n tn I have also aggravated my injury further What can I do for my knee and pain relief, nothing works
Avatar m tn The various causes of knee locking are torn medial meniscus, mis-aligned knee cap, osteoarthritis, knee arthritis, torn lateral meniscus, osteochondritis dissecans, recurrent patella dislocation - may cause knee locking or knee collapse, chondromalacia patella - occasional locking or knee collapse, knee alignment problem, knee fragment or knee cartilage disorder.
Avatar m tn Injury can affect any of the ligaments, bursae, or tendons surrounding the knee joint. Injury can also affect the ligaments, cartilage, menisci (plural for meniscus), and bones forming the joint. The complexity of the design of the knee joint and the fact that it is an active weight-bearing joint are factors in making the knee one of the most commonly injured joints. It's not necessarily arthritis; you're 23, you're young. I'm sure you do activities such as sports.
Avatar f tn 2012) and am struggling. I had a stage four 2cm x 2cm injury to the lateral fem condyle, right knee. I followed the recovery and rehab to the letter, NWB for nearly two months and religiously did my time in the CPM 6-8 hours every day, plus religious phys therapy. I wasn't an elite athlete by any means, but I enjoyed crossfit as well as being able to lift weights, play with my kids, spend long days sightseeing or shopping, etc.
Avatar n tn The reason the arthroscopy was done is due to knee pain as a result of meniscus tear n torn cartilage. My doctor is not at our town. I have to fly in to another town to do the arthroscopy. I did call my doctor & was advise that this is normal after the incision. Well, I now can walk around but slow. My knees seem not able to support me even normal daily thing like going to toilet. I need some support in order to sit down or stand up. Just wonder if it is normal.
Avatar f tn It helped to ice the knee, but each time I would kneel, that same old pain would shoot up the right side of my knee cap, and I always felt like something was ripping. After two months of this, I went to my regular doctor (my insurance requires a regular doctor visit before seeing an orthopedic doctor). My regular doctor ordered x-rays, to which nothing was seen. She said this ruled out arthritis, bursitis and I believe she said anything obviously broken.
Avatar n tn Problem is, I have slowed it down and now I am gaining weight (catch 22 for sure) He guessed that I have cartilage (sp) damage in my knee and the only remedy is probably surgery. Any thoughts? It is not a constant pain but I certainly want to get back to my active lifestyle and I am bored now. Anything would be helpful, thanks!
Avatar f tn His knee-cap is in 2 pieces, a smaller one on the outer part of the knee-cap and the main knee-cap. What worked for you? They are suggesting a complete cast from hip to heel for 6 weeks to "settle" it down. Then, surgery to remove the smaller separate bone if this doesn't help the pain. I'd love to hear your stories. Thank you in advance.
370181 tn?1428180348 I have never been diagnosed. I had a knee injury about 6 years ago and had a torn meniscus and had it repaired. At that time the surgeon said I had no cartilage but to not have surgery until I could not put it off. After several bad falls I went to another surgeon and he said I had to have both knees replaced. I did and when I went back for a follow up because one was hurting more then the other and very very crunchy sounding.
Avatar n tn Then had series of three steriod cocktail shots into the knee joint. Each time the found blood in the joint. Had surgery again on Dec 21 2009to remove the synovial capsule as it was obvious it was being pinched in the joint and bleeding internally. When they did the surgery they found that the synovial capsule was totally fibrotic. I had tons of scar tissue and adhesions. They had to remove a lot of tissue. Seven days after surgery had green discharge coming from incision.
Avatar m tn Hi all, The short of it: I suffered a major knee injury, have no insurance, and have not sought professional care. I've made good progress in my recovery over a 12 week period, but I'm very concerned that there may be cartilage damage or something else necessitating surgery. I'm looking for information, advice, and possibly some sort of diagnostic criteria I can use to figure out what may be wrong and the best way to handle this without bankrupting myself in the process.
Avatar n tn Protection with a hinged brace is a compulsion for recovery. In some cases below knee cast is also given Grade 3 MCL tears usually require surgery so discuss with an expert orthopedician. Take care!
Avatar n tn I wonder if I have an infection in the prosthetics or if I am doomed to have this severe knee pain for the rest of my life. I am having a hard time getting the doctor to do a knee scan and try to get to the bottom of the pain. He just keeps doing x-rays which does not show soft tissue or ligament problems,they only show that the components are secure and in place. I am getting so depressed because this not only effects my quality of life it is also affecting my husband.
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700223 tn?1318169294 Remember, though, that people who have arthroscopy can have many different diagnoses and preexisting conditions, so each patient's arthroscopic surgery is unique to that person. Recovery time will reflect that individuality.
Avatar n tn Caused by internally rotating the knee with the foot, over bending the knee backwards or forwards, or from over use. Lateral Cartilage Meniscus Abnormality Knee injury involving pain similar to that in Iliotibial Band Friction syndrome. The lateral meniscus becomes inflammed or has degenerated. Osteoarthritis of the knee. Osteoarthritis (also called degenerative joint disease) is the degradation and degeneration of this articular cartilage.
Avatar m tn A dull, achy pain in the front of your knee Increased pain when you walk up or down stairs (the most common symptom) Pain in your knee when kneeling or squatting Knee pain after sitting for long periods of time A grating or grinding sensation when you extend your knee Knee stiffness When to see your doctor If the knee pain isn't severe or disabling, treat it yourself with rest and cold packs. If the pain doesn't improve within a few days, consult your doctor.
700223 tn?1318169294 ACL tear • Knee injury: Patellofemoral Syndrome • Knee injury: meniscus (cartilage) tear • Tennis elbow: lateral epicondylitis • Shoulder injury: Rotator cuff tear • Shoulder injury: AC separation • Shoulder injury: Dislocation 5. Does a Sports Medicine Orthopedist only treat injuries? While a great deal of a sports medicine specialist’s time is spent treating injuries in athletes and non-athletes alike, much of the time is also spent on other responsibilities.
182884 tn?1259316506 i do have to say if you get the ACL surgery don't go light on the therapy because scar tissue build up can be more painful the that the origional injury was. just ask the doctor. OH and DON'T let the doctor use a PAIN PUMP on your knee after the surgery, do your research.
Avatar f tn I'm a 19 year old female I have a work related injury and my left knee cap had subluxed and went off to the left side after having to go through 3 to almost 4 months of pt the Dr's and the therapist told me there was nothing they could do but go in and do a elms lie-trillant which in the end they decided not to and that they were just going to let me rest up and no movement well this went on for months and I had more x-rays then anything I could imagine and they told me to seek a better Doct
700223 tn?1318169294 There is a growing enthusiasm for the use of concentrated platelets, which contain dense concentrations of growth factors to stimulate recovery for non-healing injuries. This preparation of highly concentrated platelets is known as platelet rich plasma, and is commonly referred to as PRP. Below are the most common questions I am asked regarding PRP treatment: 1. What is PRP? PRP is platelet rich plasma, sometimes also known as autologous blood concentrate.
168348 tn?1379360675 I won't cut the 1st guy off bcz who knows, maybe he is THE one to do the surgery when/if the time comes .. will keep both doors open but use #2 at this point of the injury. We are very lucky to have these docs in NJ and not have to truck into the City ... that was not an option 20 yrs ago with an injury of this league. Did you go on to have surgery? Arthroscopic or open up wide? I had a shoulder posterior stabilization 20+ yrs ago ... car accident ... tore the glenoid in 2 spots ..
Avatar f tn They surgery went well- textbook release- and my Doc cleaned up the inside of my knee where cartilage had been scraped away from the traumas. Luckily I had the procedure done the first day of my summer vacation from college, and got some time off work so I was able to keep my knee iced and elevated quite constantly. I started doing my PT exercises (I had started PT the weeks previous) gently the day after the surgery.
10947 tn?1281407852 I've been looking into knee replacements as I had 2 different orthopedists tell me I needed double knee replacements. I was wondering if anyone knew about the recovery time? I'm a coach and need to be back in the game soon. I looked on wikipedia ( and found a loca doc in Scottsdale (he has excellent reviews) Dr. Kozinn ( but am still looking for more information about the actual surgery. What does it entail exactly?
Avatar m tn While you don't have a fracture, a tendon injury or ligament tear? Unfortunately, if it is a cartilage issue, that often requires surgery. I would explain your travel situation to see if you can be seen sooner at the specialist.
682426 tn?1226725071 Found a severe Medial Osteochondral Defect, Quarter size down to the bone stated I had a lot of cartilage fragments “floating Inside my knee joint” Because I went over a year with this injury it caused a lot of damage to underling of my patella tracking plus my patella. He cleaned out what he could of my knee and referred me to Dr. Deryk Jones at Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine. Jan.