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What if you start walking 2 weeks earlier then your doctor told you too after knee microfracture surgery?

What? Sorry but that's just plain foolish. Please rethink that and speak with your surgeon before you do some serious damage to yourself. Read more...

I'm 3 weeks post op knee microfracture surgery. My doc told me wait till 6 weeks to start walking. But I was walking today and felt fine. Why wait?

Bone could collapse. Micro fracture is exactly what it sounds like. The surgeon makes small fractures in the bone where there is currently no articular cartridge. If you walk on it too soon, the region he fractured could collapse. Than you have a nightmare on your hands. Listen to your surgeon, even if it feels good. What's a couple more weeks. Read more...

I'm 3 weeks post op knee microfracture surgery. My doc told me wait till 5 weeks to start walking. But I was walking today and felt fine. Why wait?

recovery support. Best to talk with your surgeon about activity restrictions after surgery. Your surgeon knows the most about your case. Okay to call the office and make a post operative appointment. Take a friend with you, ask lots of questions. Be well. Read more...

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...