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The WAITING ROOM => GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads) => Topic started by: goodrich on June 03, 2005, 09:06:36 PM

Title: Microfracture Question(s)
Post by: goodrich on June 03, 2005, 09:06:36 PM
Hello........I had sugery on Jan. 10 which included an ACL replacement, minuscus work along with a Microfracture and my knee is still swollen, sore and stiff. I beleive the Microfracture is causing all of my issues as it is painful to walk on where the drilling took place. Is this normal. I have lost all faith in my doc. and am looking for another in a larger hosp.  I go to Acupuncture twice a week with limited success. Can anyone offer me any suggestions or insight as to where I should be at this point. Thanks.

George Goodrich :(
Title: Re: Microfracture Question(s)
Post by: stgiles16 on June 03, 2005, 10:52:02 PM
ON what part of your knee did you have the microfracture done? Micro fracture takes months to heal. And I do mean MONTHS. What did your OS say when you told him that you were still having pain in that spot?
we need more information before we can give you suggestions.

missy
Title: Re: Microfracture Question(s)
Post by: goodrich on June 04, 2005, 03:04:52 AM
I had the Microfracture on my right side of my Femar bone, as for my doctor's advise on my continued pain ect.......he said that he felt it was somewhat normal, but thought I should be doing better than I am.
Title: Re: Microfracture Question(s)
Post by: stgiles16 on June 04, 2005, 04:57:13 AM
When you say right side,,, it depends on which leg you are talking about. It sounds like either your medial or larteral femoral chondyle. Microfracture on that area takes a long time to heal and pain at this stage is pretty normal. It is a weight bearing area and they actually fractured that bone to promote new scar cart. growth. Ihave had 2 microfractures on my medial femoral chondyl and it is supposed to take anywhere from 12-18 mnths to fully heal.
how big was your defect? That could also be a factor in how long it takes to heal.
there is a section on microfracture further down the boards. It is in Arthritus section under bone marrow stimulation.YOu can probably get some good info there.

missy
Title: Re: Microfracture Question(s)
Post by: casey2291 on June 04, 2005, 12:31:56 PM
Hey,

I had microfracture almost three months ago.  My PT told me that it would be AT LEAST six months before it started to feel better and begin to be pain free.  Hope this helps.

Casey    :)