SandiegoSteve Interesting how at 10 months you were still feeling pain and then 12 to 16 months alot of the pain went away and now feeling significantly better. I wonder if my recovery would be along the same time path being I'm 33. If you could do it again would you have done Mfx surgery or would you have went with the OATS surgery.
My story is this. Had MRI scan Feb 2009 and was told by my surgeon that I had torn cartilage and required to have menisectomy and microfracture to lateral femoral condyle of left knee. Op carried out in March 2009, initially NWB with complete use of crutches for 6 weeks. At 6 week consultation still in a lot of pain, unable to weight bear,extremely stiff, knee sticks and releases with audible and painful click and would give way if I was standing on it. Toothache feeling in knee, throbbing continually especially when seated for a period of time and still swollen. NWB extended for further 5 weeks and have had consultation today. Symptoms still remain.Surgeon has told me to begin rigorous physio and to gradually get myself off the crutches as the pain allows. Problem is that knee is too painful to do much with at the moment. Am I being impatient or is this how I should expect to feel? Surgeon isnt very forthcoming with information and I get the impression he is not telling me all of the facts and trying to keep me positive. Does anyone else have a similar situation? Is this normal? How long willit take for the pain to subside? Can anyone who has had this op please offer some advice or information please, Im starting to feel down about all of this
I am almost 2 weeks post microfracture and I still have plenty of pain and stiffness (which is to be expected from what I've been reading in the forums).My concern is that my doctor did not prescribe the use of a CPM machine at all. Just leg exercises 4 times a day, and 10 minutes of stationary bike, gradullay increasing to an hour over time.Has anyone else had microfracture WITHOUT CPM??? I haven't read a single case, and I'm about to call my doctor's office to ask if this was a mistake or if that is his post-op routine. He is a preeminent cartilage specialist with stellar credentials, but who knows, maybe someone screwed up?!Any input is apprecited. Thanks!