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How painful is micro fracture knee surgery?

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Dr. Padraic Obma
18 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Limited pain: Microfracture surgery is minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery and is usually tolerated very well. Pain is very subjective, so pain that is 1/10 to one person may be an 8/10 to someone else. That being said, arthroscopic microfracture surgery is usually less painful. The majority of my patients will be off of narcotics after a few days and using over the counter medication to relieve pain.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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