Knee cartilage microfracture

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Avatar m tn I had a microfracture surgery in early 2009 to repair a torn meniscus in my left knee and that was the worst decision of my life. I have more pain now than I did before the surgery and it seems like the microfracture was a complete failure. The surgery was supposed to regenerate tissue or ligaments by causing bleeding under the kneecap but it failed to do so.
Avatar f tn re: full thickness articular cartilage damage .9cm right knee weight bearing area 30 year old very active athletic female want a LONG TERM solution! should i microfracture, aci, oats . . .
Avatar f tn i'm about 4 1/2 months post-op, i had arthroscopic surgery with microfracture to repair torn cartilage on my medial femoral condyle. A few weeks ago i jumped knees first onto a sled and have been having problems since. i am experiencing alot of stiffness and a little swelling, there is also something the feels like it is moving when i extend my knee. should i be worried about another injury?
Avatar f tn I am a 14 year old female and had arthroscopic surgery with microfracture to repair torn articular cartilage about 8 months ago. after physical therapy and lots of rest, i was cleared to play lacrosse again. My knee was feeling alot better and stronger. i still wear a brace while i play to try to prevent any further injury. however, i'm afraid its injured again.
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?
Avatar f tn HISTORY: Fell on a mountain skiing in March — immediate pain not too much swelling. After a couple of weeks went in for what I thought was a sprain from it. MRI showed microfracture of the femoral condyle, grade 2 meniscal tear among some other small things. I was put in a brace. Came back in two weeks, doc put me on crutches for 7 weeks. Started PT in May — made great improvement, but still limping and having pain.
Avatar f tn History-Last march I injured my right knee playing lacrosse, I am 13 years old.I was sprinting and pivoted on my knee and heard and felt a pop. There was some swelling after the initial injury. I saw an orthopedic surgeon and was told it was either a possible tear in my acl, strain, or cartilage damage. The MRI came back negative. I decided to just play through the pain because it wasnt unbearable and the season was almost over. I went to lacrosse camp and it really started bothering me.
159619 tn?1538180937 Before surgery all the saw on the MRI was some scar tissue above my patella. When the surgeon went in he saw a lack of cartilage medially and decided to do a microfracture (without my permission). He did not have me use a CPM machine which gives you optimal healing, nor did he have me move my leg at all for the first 3 weeks. You MUST move your knee consistently to get the most bleeding to create cartilage. I do not recommend this surgery to anyone for any reason.
Avatar n tn What is the recovery period after knee surgery for full thickness articular cartilage defect
Avatar m tn So instead he wants to preform a microfracture and if it fails move onto knee replacement. He also feels I am not a canidate for any cartilage repair surgery because of the kissing lesions. I feel I have more damage on the tibia too because I have lots of pain below my knee cap and in my lower joint line behind my knee.
Avatar m tn And problems kneeling,squatting,bending, and just going up and down stairs. I saw another orthopedic doctor today. He suggests microfracture surgery on my knee. But that entails 6 weeks on crutches, and 3-6 months of PT afterwards. I need to think about that!
Avatar f tn t explain the pain in the medial part of my knee. So my Orthopedic did a scope and found that I had a chunk of cartilage missing and did a microfacture. Also did a lateral release to put my knee cap back in place. My question is can the cartilage and the knee cap be from that one injury? I never had problems with my knee prior! Workers Comp is saying that it is a genetic defect and I was born with this.
Avatar f tn I had microfracture knee surgery 12 weeks ago, and I still cannot walk without the aid of crutches. My muscle is atrophying, so I feel I am getting farther and farther away from recovery. My doctor doesn't want me in PT for strength building for another 4 weeks. I am worried about my thigh muscle. Especially 4 weeks from now because of the condition it is in now. Is this characteristic of my surgery?
Avatar m tn I had microfracture done on my right knee almost 10 years ago and have been doing great with that.
Avatar n tn A study shows that you can regrow knee cartilage. The technique used in this study spurs knee cartilage to grow back, which could cut pain and improve knee function, wrote Kevin Stone, MD, and colleagues. Stone's study appears in The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery.
Avatar m tn Grade I, softening of the cartilage; Grade II, fissures; Grade III, partial thickness loss of cartilage; Grade IV, exposure of subchondral bone. The problem with hyaline cartilage, which is what covers the bones inside of joints, is that it cannot regenerate itself. It has limited repair capabilities. If it does repair a small portion of the articular cartilage, it is with fibrocartilage. Fibrocartilage is sort of a scar for cartilage.
Avatar n tn The other area in which there is cartilage loss in at the outer part of the main thigh bone at the knee joint. However the rest cartilage disc in between the knee joint appear normal from this report. With regards to treatment, a lot of decisions are based on the clinical picture - how much this is affecting you and your activities and what the knee is like on examination. I hope this has been of some help and has answered your questions.
Avatar f tn A meniscal tear that goes untreated is like sandpaper in your knee and will rub on the articular cartilage and cause damage and can lead to arthritis or an exacerbation of any current arthritis. Good luck!
Avatar f tn there is hypertrophy and surface irregularity of the patellar articular cartilage.
Avatar m tn I began to get pain in my toe joints, when this occurred, I must have started to compensate for this by putting more stress on my knees. Currently, I have a lot of knee pain, with my left knee hurting much more than my right. However, my right knee also hurts depending on how it is used; additionally, it also cracks (without pain), when I use it.
Avatar f tn net/sport-injuries/knee-pain/acute-knee-injuries/knee-articular-cartilage-injury Your accident could have caused this or it could have been happening over time. But either way, that is now seen, it's now a fact of your knee. Sorry about that! RICE is often applied to help with it. (rest, ice, compression and elevation) to reduce swelling. Doctor can give a professional ice wrap. If doc says it's okay, you can take ibuprofen. Some people are okay with just that.
Avatar f tn I had reconstruction surgery on my knee over 2 years ago. They took my hamstring for my new acl I had part of my lateral meniscus removed and 8 holes for micro fractures. I fell off a semi-truck at work. I now have chronic pain. There is not a day that goes by I have no pain or swelling some days are worse than others. I was told that my pain from surgery will be no longer than 6 months and now it is 2 and a half years. Is this normal after this kind of surgery?
Avatar f tn The report describes, 1. Loss of articular cartilage (cartilage covering the bone is a joint), secondary to degenerative changes. 2. Low lying knee cap with associated inflammation and scarring. 3. Increased fluid in the joint space, indicative of inflammation and a possible loose body. 4. Degenerative changes at the inner end. 5. Mild fibrous tissue formation around the graft. 6. Thinning on the articulate cartilage around the tibia. 7.
Avatar f tn Moderately thinned with full thickness denuded cartilage across the central weightbearing aspect measuring 7 mm wide x 11 mm AP. Lateral tibial plateau cartilage: Mildly thinned peripherally. No lateral joint line osteophytosis. Medial meniscus: Grossly intact. Medial femoral condyle cartilage: Mildly thinned. Medial tibial plateau cartilage: Minimally thinned. No medial joint line osteophytosis.
Avatar f tn Had RK microfracture & LK OATS. Somewhat able to do things with tolerable pain level. Started back with the floor pilaties & yoga. Too much stretching I guess. I started where you are with similiar discomforts. Then started to hurt behind the knee and on the lateral side. Now...I can't stand without both knee fatique and pain, i can't walk without pain. It has ruined me! I'm walking with braces and oh boy if i have to go up or down stairs, HELP~!
Avatar m tn Right Knee - There is patchy grade 2/3 chondral thinning of the medial compartment articular cartilage. Grade 2 chondral thinning of the patellofemoral cartilage. The lateral compartment cartilage is intact. Mild marginal spurring of the medial compartment. Small focus of multidirectional tearing of the body of the medial meniscus including a small radial component of tear. Left Knee - There is patchy grade 2/3 chondral thinning of the medial compartment articular cartilage.
Avatar m tn Right Knee - There is patchy grade 2/3 chondral thinning of the medial compartment articular cartilage. Grade 2 chondral thinning of the patellofemoral cartilage. The lateral compartment cartilage is intact. Mild marginal spurring of the medial compartment. Small focus of multidirectional tearing of the body of the medial meniscus including a small radial component of tear. Left Knee - There is patchy grade 2/3 chondral thinning of the medial compartment articular cartilage.