A 47-year-old female asked:
What exactly is done with having a micro fracture surgery in your knee? where exactly do they do that? i am am having it under the kneecap? recovery?
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Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Arthroscopic surgery: Microfracture surgery is an arthroscopic surgical procedure where a sharp pick is used to poke holes into places of bare bone where cartilage is missing. This creates bleeding bone that scabs over the bare bone with scar tissue. Most surgeons limit patients weight bearing with crutches and possibly a knee brace for 4-6 weeks after the surgery. Knee cap microfracture surgery has mixed results.
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