A 20-year-old female asked:
are knee imoblizers really needed after microfracture knee surgery. why?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Jeffrey Berg answered
28 years experience Sports Medicine
Microfracture: Different surgeons have different protocols and you should discuss with your surgeon. Typically, motion of the knee and non weight bearing (WB) are used postop for about 6 wks. There are exceptions. If the micro fracture was in the kneecap joint a knee immobilizer may be used to reduce WB knee flexion and WB with a straight leg may be permitted. Some docs use less restrictive protocols however.
Answered on Dec 5, 2016
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