During laparoscopy knee surgery doctor 'cleaned up' chondromalacia, what does that mean?

chondroplasty. Cleaning up chondromalacia means that the uneven loose cartilage on the surface of the bone was likely shaved or 'cleaned up'...Such as mowing your grass or buzz cutting your hair.

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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?

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...

When I see my doc for my 1st post op visit will he take me out of the knee imoblizer and put me in a brace? I had microfracture knee surgery last wk.

He may. The protocol varies.The most important is to avoid weight-bearing on the operated extremity.If you have a malaligment he may use an unloadind brace to help with healing of the microfacture site. Read more...
Depending on your -- Diagnosis and what else was done. Your surgeon would be the best person to decide and answer your concerns. Read more...

Knee surgery 3/2012 & 8/2013 for dislocated patella doc moved & had 2 c new doc. He twisted, pulled, etc. Serious pain now. Possible dislocation again?

Possibly. The patella is supposed to track the straightening of the knee and depends on the strength of the quadriceps and the quality of the cartilage on the underside to do its job. After surgery, the capsule of the knee can be very tight and painful. Seek referral to a physical therapist to reduce the pain and improve the knee function. Painful movement of the patella can occur without "injury", . Read more...

Is it weird that when I had knee surgery my doctor help my hand while I fell asleep?

No. Some drs do some do not, it is meant to relax you and relieve anxiety. I would do physical therapy if you think you need it to get back to 100%. Read more...
that is normal. Often while anesthesia is administered, your nurse or doctor (or both) will hold your hand to show compassion and to help calm you. Usually patients have a mask over their face and they are in a "scary" environment, and it is a nice gesture to have your hand held. Read more...