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I had surgery for plica removal and chondroplasty. Still have pain 5 months later I had a new MRI that shows displacement how can that be. Menical?

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Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
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In brief: Quadriceps weakness

It is very important to strenthen your quad muscle especially when you have surgery as a weak muscle will allow some patellar subluxation and also effusion.
The cartlage that forms after a chondroplasty is not normal cartlage but more of a scar and this also can cause persistent pain.

In brief: Quadriceps weakness

It is very important to strenthen your quad muscle especially when you have surgery as a weak muscle will allow some patellar subluxation and also effusion.
The cartlage that forms after a chondroplasty is not normal cartlage but more of a scar and this also can cause persistent pain.
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
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Dr. Lewis Cummings
General Practice

In brief: Cartilage injury

After joint surgery, the knee may be more vulnerable to cartilage injury.
Keep the knee elevated and warm compresses or a heating pad on the area as long as there is pain or swelling.

In brief: Cartilage injury

After joint surgery, the knee may be more vulnerable to cartilage injury.
Keep the knee elevated and warm compresses or a heating pad on the area as long as there is pain or swelling.
Dr. Lewis Cummings
Dr. Lewis Cummings
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