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What is the recovery time for a microfracture knee surgery?

What is the recovery time for a microfracture knee surgery?

3 to 6 months: The first six weeks after micro fracture surgery, patients are asked to use crutches and protect weight bearing. After that, progressive weight bearing is introduced, and range of motion is achieved in the second six weeks. The third six weeks is focused on strengthening, and the 4th 6weeks is geared for sports specific training. ...Read more

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How long during recovery after a knee microfracture surgery does one continue to experience knee pain?

How long during recovery after a knee microfracture surgery does one continue to experience knee pain?

Five months: Post operative pain and swelling are dependant on the location and depth/width of the lesson. Gentle nonweight bearing exercises (stationary bike) are used for the first month, then strengthening is begun. Sports participation should be limited for 4-6 months. Pain and swelling start to improve around 2-3 months past op. At 5 months most people feel pretty good. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time from ACL revision surgery. This will be 5th surgery on knee, microfracture 5 month's ago.?

What is the recovery time from ACL revision surgery. This will be 5th surgery on knee, microfracture 5 month's ago.?

See below: Typically 6 to 9 months. I would check with your surgeon and he's knows best with the inside of your knee looks like as well as your general physical exam particular your ligamentous. Good luck thank you. ...Read more

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Knee microfracture what sort of crutches?

Knee microfracture what sort of crutches?

There are several.: Standard crutches should be sufficient. They are the most common type. There are also forearm crutches, which may be more comfortable, but you should check with your surgeon to see if he/she approves. ...Read more

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If knee microfracture dosnt work will aci work?

If knee microfracture dosnt work will aci work?

Different problems: Acl is for a tear ; instability. Microfrature is 4 localized loss of articular cartilage or degenerative disease in a specific weight bearing areas that r not wide spread. ...Read more

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What is the best way to recover from knee microfracture?

What is the best way to recover from knee microfracture?

Follow protocol: Success of micro fracture strongly depends on proper reason for doing a micro fracture, proper surgical technique and rehab protocol. Depending on what was micro fractured, the rehab will vary. It may include non weight bearing or weight bearing, bracing and use of a continuous passive machine (cpm) for range of motion of the knee. Talk to your surgeon. ...Read more

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I started light jogging 3 weeks after knee microfracture. Is that bad?

I started light jogging 3 weeks after knee microfracture. Is that bad?

Not reccommended: Micro fracture of the knee (femoral condyles) has the best results in those patients who remain non- weight bearing for 4-6 wks. After the surgery. Rom and and strength can be regained but jogging early (unless it was an isolated kneecap lesion possibly) is not a good idea. Check w/ your surgeon. ...Read more

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Does anyone know, after microfracture surgery on the knee, how long should a person keep weight off of it?

Does anyone know, after microfracture surgery on the knee, how long should a person keep weight off of it?

6 weeks.: The general rule is 6 weeks of non-weight bearing. But check with your surgeon, because weight bearing protocols vary from surgeon to surgeon. ...Read more

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Is a knee microfracture surgery usually successful?

Is a knee microfracture surgery usually successful?

Yes: Microfracture is the standard surgery to treat isolated cartilage injuries. The technique gets new, reparative cartilage to grow that is similar to the original cartilage. It can return patients to their activities and decrease pain. Unfortunately, the reparative cartilage is not as durable as the original stuff, and some patients experience recurrent symptoms later in life. Advances are coming. ...Read more

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What can I expect after microfracture knee surgery?

Varied: The response to microfracture knee surgery is varied from person to person and is directly dependent on size and type of cartilage lesion. You may require a cpm, and may be 6-8wks strict non weight bearing. If the microfracture is under patella, a brace may be required and rom restricted in the beginning stages. Discuss specifics with your surgeon to gain a better idea of your recovery. ...Read more

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How do I know if my knee microfracture surgery worked?

How do I know if my knee microfracture surgery worked?

Heals over time: Knee microfracture surgery is a common procedure used to repair damaged knee cartilage. Cartilage is the material that helps cushion and cover the area where bones meet in the joints.Physical therapy may begin in the recovery room right after your surgery. A machine gently exercises your leg for 6 to 8 hours a day for several weeks. Many people do well after this surgery, but recovery is slow. ...Read more

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How long does microfracture knee surgery usually take?

Depends: This is dependent on what is found during the operation. If an acl reconstruction or other procedure is required it will take longer. Microfracture alone will take between 30min - 1 hr. Your surgeon will be able to give you a more exact time frame. ...Read more

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What is the success rate for knee microfracture surgery?

What is the success rate for knee microfracture surgery?

Depends.: If the surgery is being done for the right reasons, it is about 70-80 percent successful. An orthopedic knee sports medicine surgeon would be the best person to consult. ...Read more

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After knee microfracture surgery, when will it be ok to resume sex?

After knee microfracture surgery, when will it be ok to resume sex?

Usually right away: Right away as long as you don't get into positions where the knee is bent or you are putting a lot of stress on the knee. Standing or kneeling is not advised. ...Read more

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Are knee imoblizers really needed after microfracture knee surgery. Why?

Are knee imoblizers really needed after microfracture knee surgery. Why?

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. ...Read more

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Microfracture surgery on my left knee its been over a year and a half when I sit for awhileandgetupmy knee feels like it wants to pop like its stuck?

Patellofemoral: It's possible there may be some mild scar tissue in the knee giving you that sensation. Alternatively, there may be new or persistent pathology in the patellofemoral joint (the joint under the knee cap) that can cause the same symptoms. See your knee surgeon for further clarification if necessary. ...Read more

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How long after knee microfracture surgery do you still have knee pain?

How long after knee microfracture surgery do you still have knee pain?

Knee locking: You should have this discussion with your surgeon. If he does not give you a satisfactory answer and solution, it is okay to get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Can weighted leg curls be done 4 weeks post op knee microfracture surgey?

Can weighted leg curls be done 4 weeks post op knee microfracture surgey?

Microfracture: Depends on what part of your knee that was microfractured...But most likely yes. Talk with your surgeon to find out for sure. ...Read more

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Typically how long after microfracture knee surgery can you start to run again?

No running for at --: Least 3 months, if I was the surgeon. Your surgeon will be the only one to answer that as only he knows what he saw and did exactly.
Also depends on your progress from the surgery. Any pain or swelling?
Check with your surgeon.

Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does it take the average person to start running after knee microfracture surgery?

How long does it take the average person to start running after knee microfracture surgery?

2-3 months: Microfracture surgery is not foolproof surgery. Sometime it doesn't work and sometimes the cartilage that is produced is not able to withstand the vigors of running. However in young pts., most are able to return to light running @3 months. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can the holes drilled from knee microfracture surgery not fill in? What happens if they don't?

Can the holes drilled from knee microfracture surgery not fill in? What happens if they don't?

Yes: Mf surgery can be helpful in some pts. However the procedure (arthroscopic) is not always successful. If the pt. Is overweight, has a relatively large lesion and does not follow the surgeon's directions post-op (such as staying non- wt. Bearing for 4-6 wks, strengthening leg muscles etc) it may fail. In fact, even if the lesion does" fill in" it usually is not the same smooth cartilage u had. ...Read more

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Had microfracture knee surgery and don't get my sutures taken out for 15 days. Is that normal to wait that long? Will it hurt?

Had microfracture knee surgery and don't get my sutures taken out for 15 days. Is that normal to wait that long? Will it hurt?

Suture Removal: It's normal to wait for anywhere from 1-2 weeks, and sometimes more, to remove sutures. Suture removal isn't usually that painful although there is often some discomfort. ...Read more

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What happens if the holes drilled during microfracture knee surgery don't fill in? How do you tell? Is another surgery needed?

What happens if the holes drilled during microfracture knee surgery don't fill in? How do you tell? Is another surgery needed?

Problem: Is that they will fill but will they form cartilage.
Better to get prolotherapy and platelet rich plasma therapy to the knee and no more surgery.
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