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The OSTEOARTHRITIS DEPARTMENT => KNEE ARTHRITIS - Articular cartilage repair => CARTILAGE REPAIR - ACI & MACI (autologous/matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implantation) => Topic started by: laxer39 on August 03, 2016, 01:49:29 AM

Title: Knee Effusion after OATS
Post by: laxer39 on August 03, 2016, 01:49:29 AM
I'm at 24 year old male and had left knee OATS procedure I'm the beginning of July. Off of major pain meds since 4 days post op. However, on my lateral side, which is the donor side, I have a lump that is squishy and icing and motrin doesn't touch the swelling. I am still non weight bearing until the end of august and was wondering if this was still just post op swelling or I developed a knee effusion. Also before surgery I had a stem cell injection about 3 months prior to the OATS. Any help would be appreciated!
Title: Re: Knee Effusion after OATS
Post by: bradyj7 on August 09, 2016, 09:14:47 AM
Hi Laxer,

I'm a 28 year old male, who had oats 3 years ago. I'm doing pretty well. Here are some pics before during and 2 years after. Do you have any mri pics and I'll have a look?
Title: Re: Knee Effusion after OATS
Post by: stevew4270 on September 07, 2016, 03:49:09 PM
Hi Guys how are you both now can either of you exercise like cross trainer or swimming now, this is a procedure I m thinking I will need in the near future?
Title: Re: Knee Effusion after OATS
Post by: bradyj7 on September 07, 2016, 11:22:28 PM
Hi,

Yes I'm doing pretty well (thank god and the surgeon). Living a normal is life. Cycling swimming no problem.
Title: Re: Knee Effusion after OATS
Post by: stevew4270 on September 15, 2016, 05:45:58 PM
Thaks Brady

This is great to hear!! :)

Can you tell me was there any damage to the cartlage behind the knee cap/patella???
Title: Re: Knee Effusion after OATS
Post by: bradyj7 on September 16, 2016, 03:25:31 PM
No just the medial side
Title: Re: Knee Effusion after OATS
Post by: stevew4270 on September 30, 2016, 01:28:02 PM
Thanks Brady I m glad your better what a relief for you!! ;)
Title: Re: Knee Effusion after OATS
Post by: mulberrysdream on October 01, 2016, 04:23:00 AM
Sounds totally normal to me! But...I'm also one of the world's greatest knee swellers. I'm guessing this wasn't your first surgery? In which case...do you have any OA or synovitis going on as well?

I'd say with the OATs..from my experience, and talking with others who've gone through it...is that you can expect your knee to get "angry" every time you introduce something new again. It's a long slow roller coaster ride...but should be well worth it!

Let me know if you have any other questions :) I went through it last year along with a meniscus transplant.