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The WAITING ROOM => GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads) => Topic started by: rob43 on October 14, 2011, 06:23:24 PM

Title: knee
Post by: rob43 on October 14, 2011, 06:23:24 PM
i am 4weeks after cartilage micro fracture and lateral release
just wondering what the time scale is for coming off crutches and being able to be weight on leh again
Title: Re: knee
Post by: elliottl73 on October 14, 2011, 06:55:05 PM
I had the MFX but not release.  In my case I was partial weight bearing after a week at first post op as long as I kept the knee locked straight.  I was 6 weeks on crutches all together however it really depends on where the damage was located.  I also used a CPM for 6 weeks.  Follow your doctors instructions closley being this is a very fragile recovery. I was told 4-6 months for recovery however mine failed so am waiting for ACI procedure in 2 weeks.
 Be patient and take your time don't rush it.

Good Luck,
Laurie :)
Title: Re: knee
Post by: rob43 on October 15, 2011, 04:20:28 PM
all the surgery was on the lateral side
i had about a thumb nail of cartilage removed
i dont see the surgeon again until 3nov
and to date ive not been told anything other than keep off it
Title: Re: knee
Post by: bridaman51 on October 15, 2011, 08:10:29 PM
In each of my 3 I was on crutches immediately never NWB.  I wonder if this is why I have never really gotten it fixed.  I would use crutches for a few weeks.  I think the last one was the longest and that was almost 6 weeks.  My knee is still really messed up and I am going back to the ortho the 25th of this month.  It has been a 15 year process...
Title: Re: knee
Post by: elliottl73 on October 16, 2011, 01:03:57 PM
After my first surgery I made progress for a while but it never went away.  I kept telling my doctor, after a reasonable amount of time for muscle recovery etc. He saidit was time for new MRI he wasn't gonna be one of those guys that said " I fixed it . It must be ok."  sure enough it showed a new lesion in the repaired carltige as well as a crack and fluid.
  Make sure your doctor listens to your complaints and doesn't blow you off.


Good Luck,
Laurie :)
Title: Re: knee
Post by: rob43 on October 16, 2011, 01:34:31 PM
the doctor ive got showed me the scan before and after the op
looks like i,m on crutches for about 8weeks
i know a lot of people have had this done and it hasnt made much difference
but i,m sure plenty also who, are on the road to recovery
i just pray i,m one of them
Title: Re: knee
Post by: elliottl73 on October 16, 2011, 02:38:18 PM
I was on crutches 6 weeks pwb.  I went into all this blind my scan was clean so we went for a look around and I came out with MFX.  I think the doctor suspects he will have to do an osteotomy as well as ACI to get me on my feet.  I will find out at my pre op appt.



All the best,
Laurie :)
Title: Re: knee
Post by: rob43 on October 16, 2011, 03:18:21 PM
i was told that i needed a cartilage op nothing else
when i woke up i had micro fracture and lateral release done too
was told before op id be out of action 6weeks at most
thats now 6months
Title: Re: knee
Post by: elliottl73 on October 16, 2011, 04:19:59 PM
My MFX was in January and after my ACI I am looking at a year to full recovery. Thankfully I don't work and my daughter is old enough to take care of herself.
Title: Re: knee
Post by: rob43 on October 16, 2011, 04:57:22 PM
well your lucky if you dont have to work!!
i,m not that lucky i teach sport so need to get on my feet quick
but that doesnt look as if thats going to happen
 ???
Title: Re: knee
Post by: elliottl73 on October 16, 2011, 06:00:40 PM
Be patient and don't push to hard is the name of the game.  I was able to be waited on for a full 8 weeks between my husband and my mother and mine still failed.  I know the crutches are awful not looking forward to them again. I hope it all works out for you
Title: Re: knee
Post by: rob43 on October 17, 2011, 09:34:27 AM
i cant afford to be sitting on my arse, dont work i dont get paid
i dont have anyone to wait on me
have to do it all myself
the crutches are indeed a real pain
Title: Re: knee
Post by: elliottl73 on October 17, 2011, 02:15:58 PM
Well good luck I hope it all works out well for you.