The patello-femoral joint :
shaving - - Posted by ma1663 (ma1663), 15 August 2003
Help!! I am having my knee shaved to smooth the cartilage under the patella on Firday the 29th. I have to start school the following Wednesday, and the OS told me I would only be on crutches for a week. After looking around, I have noticed that the recovery with crutches seems to be longer than what he told me!! Please share your stories, and let me know how your recoveries went!! Thanks!
Posted by tazmanian_devil (tazmanian_devil), 16 August 2003
Hi, welcome to knee geeks, so you are having a chondroplasty done. Not sure what you have read but if that's all you are having that won't take very long on crutches. That's all I had done once and was only on crutches 1 day. But take it EASY for awhile, don't try to do too much. Do exactly what your doctor says. Theresa
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