Chondromalacia surgery recovery time - Doctor answers
Indeterminate: The answer is a function of the nature and extent of the chondral damage and the technique employed to try to improve the chondral surface. Thus not a simple answer. The recovery is different for procedures such as chondroplasty, pick chondroplasty or micro fracture, or oats procedure, or fresh osteochondral allograft. ...Read more
Had a scope knee surgery 11/22/13 for chondromalacia medial femoral condyle, I wondering what's the recovery time for the knee pain? I still have pain
Depends: Depends. If the knee instability is not correct, would not expect significant improvement. ...Read more
I just been diagnosed with chondromalacia paletta. It's severe enough that after 6 weeks of pt more likely surgery. If so, how long before able to drive?
See ORS: Chondromalacia of the patella is an extremely common dx. And should be treated non-operatively for longer than 6 wks. In my experience.Nsaids, isometric quads strengthening, wt. Loss, and other modalities are helpful.Surgery is not always 'curative'...Seek 2nd opinion before surgery. Good luck! ...Read more
I, m having lr surgery, also have grade 3 chondromalacia, can they fix it or I will always have that?
Yes they could: They usually done in the same time. ...Read more
Diagnosed with chondromalacia. My knees pop when I bend them, so I am afraid to exercise. If they pop does that mean I need surgery? I have pt nextweek
It depends.: Depends on exactly what is done. Most recoveries are 2-3 months. But there are some procedures that require 6 months for full recovery. Ask your surgeon for the specifics of his/her rehabilitation protocol. ...Read more
I'm really nervous about having knee microfracture surgery for my chondromalacia, what can I expect? Crutches a braces? I'm nervous
Non weight bearing: Micro fracture in essence is creating a fracture to stimulate fibro cartilage to fill in a void. This needs to be protected from load for a minimum 4-6 weeks. Once the micro fracture heals you can progress your weight bearing. Early pt will focus on range of motion strengthening without loading the joint. Typically flexion past 90 is avoided in the short term depending on the region of the fx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chondromalacia patella for around 4 months, physical therapy did not help, some options to help the knee get better without surgery?
Consider Surgery: Conservative management of Chondromalacia patella includes icing, taping, bracing, and exercise to stabilize your patella. If PT with exercise and icing/taping did not help, an Orthopaedic Surgeon can evaluate you for patella alta or baja, put a camera into your knee to look for a plica, remove damaged cartilage, and give an expert opinion of your biomechanical foot/knee/patellar alignment. ...Read more
I had arthroscopic surgery for a meniscus tear in 08. No problems since. I had a direct fall in feb MRI shows chondromalacia. Is this pre existing?
YES: Chondromalasia takes time to develop. Not an acute problem ...Read more
Sometimes: Patellofemoral syndrome is often successfully treated with aggressive, committed physical therapy aimed at strengthening the inside portion of your quadricep muscle. Damage of the smooth articular cartilage on the undersurface of the knee cap is called chondromalacia patella. If this damage is severe enough, then either a partial or total knee replacement may be indicated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could it happen that a knee replacement surgery treat patellofemoral syndrome or chondromalacia patella?
Last resort treatmen: Running causes high forces in this portion of the joint. So does arising from a chair, going up/down stairs. Treatment consists of activity modification, ice, anti-inflammatory meds and therapy aimed at flexibility and strengthening, especially of your core. Doubt knee replacement would be needed unless other compartments of knee also arthritic. Patellofemoral replacement as a last resort. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mri results: an osteochondral defect on the posterior surface of the patella does this mean surgery also chondromalacia patella and small joint effusi?
Depends: None of these problems necessarily reuire you to have surgery, but the first 2 could be improved with surgery. It depends on your degree of impairment/pain/ability to get around. A small effusion (fluid) is not unexpected. You need to discuss risks of surgery, prognosis, amount of rehab, etc with your pcp and/or orthopedist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dr prescribed Tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 for Knee pain knee surgery and now chondromalacia. 1-2tabs every 6 hrs I took one 4 hrs ago. When can I take another pill.
Pain meds: Can be taken every 4-6 hours as needed for pain ...Read more
My MRI results came back saying: mild trochlear dysphasia with shallow trochlear depth, which can predispose to patellar instability. Patellar chondromalacia with a full thick lness chondral defect at the genu of the patella. What does this mean? Surgery
24 female, mri: medial meniscus tear (i've had for 10yrs) mild chondromalacia. Knees ache most when seated. Could strengthening/pt substitute surgery?
Absolutely: Nonoperative treatments like strengthening and therapy are always the first choice before surgery. When you have given these a real effort, and are still bothered by your complaints, then the only real option to get better may be to have the 20 min scope procedure and move on. Give it an honest try and then decide if surgery is right for you. ...Read more
Bwc case. Contusion/sprain knee approved. Surgeon says surgery. He tried to add chondromalacia but was denied. Have mucoid dengeneration also on MRI?
MRI Diagnosis of Horizontal undersurface tear posterior horn medial meniscus and Grade II Chondromalacia patella with trace knee effusion. Surgery?
Obviously you have -: -symptoms, so if the trouble is locking, giving way, the findings indicate a mechanical problem in the knee. You need to follow the advice of your orthopedic surgeon who is familiar with your case, especially if you have treated with him/her for a while. The surgery is only driven by your symptoms. The thing to remember is there is no orth prob so severe that it can't be made worse by surgery. ...Read more
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