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Microfracture and ACL surgery?

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Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Good options

Acl reconstruction at your age is a good option if you have knee instability.
Only a small percentage of patients (copers) do well without surgery. Micro fracture at the same setting to address small cartilage defects is fine, but an oats procedure maybe better, where. Cartilage plugs are harvested from another area of the knee and implanted to the affected area. Check with your surgeon about it.

In brief: Good options

Acl reconstruction at your age is a good option if you have knee instability.
Only a small percentage of patients (copers) do well without surgery. Micro fracture at the same setting to address small cartilage defects is fine, but an oats procedure maybe better, where. Cartilage plugs are harvested from another area of the knee and implanted to the affected area. Check with your surgeon about it.
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
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Dr. Ryan Pflugner
Sports Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Rehab is important!

Microfracture surgery's goal is to attempt to recreate as normal as possible your cartilage.
It forms fibrocartilage from the stem cells that are expressed after the subchondral bone is penetrated during surgery. In combination with acl recon you are looking at around 6-8 weeks of non weight bearing and 6-8 months of rehab before getting back to sports.

In brief: Rehab is important!

Microfracture surgery's goal is to attempt to recreate as normal as possible your cartilage.
It forms fibrocartilage from the stem cells that are expressed after the subchondral bone is penetrated during surgery. In combination with acl recon you are looking at around 6-8 weeks of non weight bearing and 6-8 months of rehab before getting back to sports.
Dr. Ryan Pflugner
Dr. Ryan Pflugner
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management

In brief: Yes

Depends on how big the tear is or if the ACL is retracted or not.
Check out Regenexx.Com for more info regarding Stem Cell therapy for ACL repair.

In brief: Yes

Depends on how big the tear is or if the ACL is retracted or not.
Check out Regenexx.Com for more info regarding Stem Cell therapy for ACL repair.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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