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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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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

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

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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

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

Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

Move it, move it - post surgery/injury. Best outcome. ...See more