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The OSTEOARTHRITIS DEPARTMENT => KNEE ARTHRITIS - Articular cartilage repair => CARTILAGE REPAIR - Marrow stimulation techniques (eg microfracture, abrasion arthroplasty) => Topic started by: ladyduran on January 26, 2020, 06:02:42 PM

Title: Crunching Noise Post Microfracture
Post by: ladyduran on January 26, 2020, 06:02:42 PM
had Microfracture on my knee just over 8 weeks ago. I am now fully weightbearing and having physio.

My knee is crunching quite a bit when i go up and down stairs or bend it.
i also get a twangy feeling at the back of my knee which feels like an elastic band pinging.

I am worried that this may mean the op has failed.
Title: Re: Crunching Noise Post Microfracture
Post by: Vickster on January 26, 2020, 06:35:31 PM
More likely to do with weak muscles or an imbalance not providing adequate support to the knee. What are you doing with your physio in terms of a rehab programme? Have you discussed these symptoms with the therapist?
Realistically you need to think in terms of 6 months or more (as you were on crutches for a time) to get back to where you were strength and condition wise pre op
Title: Re: Crunching Noise Post Microfracture
Post by: ladyduran on January 26, 2020, 07:12:59 PM
Physio have gave me exercises to do which include sit to stands, up and down stairs, leg raises, exercises to bend knee and going on an exercise bike.

I think I am expecting too much too soon and not realising the long recovery period.

I have physio next week so will mention it then.
Title: Re: Crunching Noise Post Microfracture
Post by: ladyduran on January 26, 2020, 07:30:22 PM
I have another two weeks off work which will mean 10 weeks in total. Not sure whether to go back to see how I get on or get signed off for a further 2 weeks.
Title: Re: Crunching Noise Post Microfracture
Post by: Vickster on January 26, 2020, 07:31:21 PM
Sounds good. Keep doing the exercises diligently as prescribed and ice after doing them to help with any swelling :)
Title: Re: Crunching Noise Post Microfracture
Post by: Vickster on January 26, 2020, 07:32:47 PM
I have another two weeks off work which will mean 10 weeks in total. Not sure whether to go back to see how I get on or get signed off for a further 2 weeks.
See what the physio says. Can you arrange ''light' duties, part time etc?