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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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Knee Surgery (Definition)

Knee surgery may be done for congenital, traumatic or degenerative causes. Arthroscopy is a common method for treating cartilage and ligament problems. Open surgeries are commonly performed for fractures. Knee joint replacement may be done in (usually) older individuals with knee joint arthritis that impairs their daily function and which is not ...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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Having microfracture knee surgery, what if doc finds I have a torn ACL in surgery. Will he fix it then? Or wait to do another surgery?

Having microfracture knee surgery, what if doc finds I have a torn ACL in surgery. Will he fix it then? Or wait to do another surgery?

Knee Surgery: This should be discussed with the surgeon before you enter the or suite. If not discussed beforehand then the surgeon will not fix as there has been no informed consent to fix it. If discussed prior and they find an acl tear and they have your permission they will fix it. ...Read more

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My doctor did a microfracture knee surgery in multiple spots in my knee. Is that normal?

My doctor did a microfracture knee surgery in multiple spots in my knee. Is that normal?

Do u feel better?: Your description is very general. Go for 2 nd opinion if you don't feel better or discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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I'm having microfracture knee surgery on my right leg done. How long till you can typically drive?

Knee surgery: Obviously it is important to use your right leg to drive. If the surgery was on your left probably would be able to drive immediately. Good idea to have a temporary handicap hanger from doc. Usually weight bearing after micro fracture is restricted for 6-12 weeks depending on location and extent. Driving will have similar restrictions. Discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Going to see doc after he did microfracture knee surgery week ago. I'm on crutches and in a knee imoblizer, what is my doc going to do? Will i walk?

Going to see doc after he did microfracture knee surgery week ago. I'm on crutches and in a knee imoblizer, what is my doc going to do? Will i walk?

Depending on your --: Diagnosis and what else was done. Your surgeon would be the best person to decide and answer your concerns. ...Read more

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Why did my doctor put me in an imoblizer after knee microfracture knee surgery. What is it helping? I'm also toe touch weight bearing.

Why did my doctor put me in an imoblizer after knee microfracture knee surgery. What is it helping? I'm also toe touch weight bearing.

To rest the knee & -: The ttwb is also to protect the knee joint surfaces, since microfracture procedure was done. Your knee needs to be rested to allow the healing to occur. If you don't do as you are advised you'll end up with a bad outcome. Keep doing what you were advised by your surgeon, as only he knows what was there and what was done for it. ...Read more

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