Thanks for sharing.. I am distressed to hear that your microfracture back in October did not work and you cannot swing anything more than a wedge!!!! YIKES! today is our 'opening day' tourn. at my golf club here in northern virginia and it is gorgeous weather for it so I am really bummed --- the first time I have not played in it in many years..... I have a question for you -- what was your rehab like? how long did you stay NWB? when you say large lesion - how large?? I don't know how big my lesion was, that will be a question I'll ask when I see my OS next week.
My lesion was this large (whatever it means!): My original MRI stated that the abnormality measures 1.5 craniocaudad x 1.3 AP x 1.2 cm transerse, on the medial femoral chondyle (spelling?).
I was NWB for apporximately 7 full weeks and partial with a cane for 2-3. I continued to use the cane on and off even until today for long walks. I cannot run at all. I actually ran 2 miles 4 days prior to my October '04 surgery.
Regarding rehad...mu OS had me do leg lifts from the start and simple flex exercises. I then got a DonJoy unloader brace in week 4. The swelling finally stated to go down in week 4 or so. I hit the gym starting in week 7 and did stationary bike and some gentle swimming. I currently do an elliptical and a stationary bike.
I am concerned that I may have avascular necrosis though...That was my current possible diagnosis from several weeks ago...(and that the microfracture thinned out). I have a second opinion set up for this Thursday...will update!
Golf is impossible now....I am also bummed!