Thanks for keeping up the posts. How is it going now? Continued improvement? Unfortunately, I joined the cartilage tear club in September. 2x2 central behind the patella. Grade 3-4. Exact shape of the patella so doc thinks its an old impact injury coming home to roost. However it happened, I'm now faced with living with it or fixing it. Denovo NT was the best option for me according to 2 doctors I respect. Unfortunately, at least one also recommends the TTO, which frankly sounds mid-evil. That scares me more than the Denovo NT and rehab protocal.
I've had the ACL reconstructed on the knee 3 years ago and all was going well until It swelled up on me in a hockey tourney and started clicking. So I'm no stranger to rehab. I know the progression is not linear.
So please keep posting. I'll probably make a decision in the next 4-8 months.
Good luck and happy new year.