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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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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try and determine 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.
Daily
See a doctor
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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Strengthen muscles around the joint
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Use a brace for activity when needed
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Eat a healthy diet and take vitamins
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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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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Avoid hard soled footwear
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Exercise the knees while sitting
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Climb stairs gently
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Perform thigh-strengthening exercises
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