A 39-year-old female asked:
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im a 32yr old female.i had micro-fracture surgery on the articular cartilage of the femoral bone a year ago in march. i still cannot go up steps without tremendous pain. what steps should i take next?

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Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Microfracture: You need follow up evaluation & possible mri. Microfracture is not successful 100% of the time. Other conservative options may include injections of cortisone or hyaluronic acid, pt, bracing, etc. Surgical options include repeat microfracture, osteochondral autograft (oats or mosaicplasty), or autologous chondrocyte implantation.
Answered on Apr 20, 2014
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