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Doctor insights on: Knee Microfracture Surgery

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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

Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
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Knee microfracture surgery (Tip)

Surgery may be the best remedy for you but rehab is key. ...See more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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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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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

Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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Knee microfracture surgery (Tip)

The key to healing, from a major surgery, is great nutrition. ...See more

Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Knee microfracture surgery (Tip)

Move it, move it - post surgery/injury. Best outcome. ...See 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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Dr. Boris Aronzon Dr. Aronzon
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Knee microfracture surgery (Tip)

Pre- surgery physical therapy sometimes helps with faster recovery. ...See 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

Dr. Thomas Long Dr. Long
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Knee microfracture surgery (Tip)

Be aware that there are specialists in all areas these days. This applies to rehabilitation from surgery or injuries as well. I would advise you to seek out the experts and then let their advice become your routine. Time and space separate you from whatever initiated the damage. Focus on what you have and then go from there. Some of us will pass through life without splitting a toenail. Most of the rest of us are not so lucky. ...See 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 doesnt 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

Dr. David Brouwer Dr. Brouwer
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Knee microfracture surgery (Tip)

When can pt start after surgery/injury? How many weeks are helpful? Does pt fax progress note to doc. ...See 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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