The WAITING ROOM => GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads) => Topic started by: sarulez86 on July 31, 2021, 04:16:36 PM

Title: Osteochondral defect
Post by: sarulez86 on July 31, 2021, 04:16:36 PM
Im looking for some help/advice - I have just had an MRI done after hurting my knee (again) on Xmas eve and the results have come back saying i have a 1cm Osteochondral defect at the lateral tibial plateau as well as some bone bruising.
ive been looking online at treatments etc but having trouble finding much - has anyone got any experience with this and if so what would can I expect moving forward?
thanks in advance
Title: Re: Osteochondral defect
Post by: vickster on July 31, 2021, 05:26:32 PM
Have a look through the learning portfolio for articles around joint cartilage, repair, arthritis

This site will give you an insight into possible but options, but they vary by country, some are not really done now, some are very expensive and/or experimental (all surgical options will involve a long recovery and rehab with no guarantees).
If going the surgical route, youíll need a specialist who does these procedures, not any old knee surgeon (a little old but things havenít moved on much, itís a U.K. site from a specialised centre)

How old are you? As that may also influence what can be done. However, itís always best to rehab fully and exhaust all conservative options first. Depends also on symptoms, size, depth and exact location of defect

Good luck
Title: Re: Osteochondral defect
Post by: sarulez86 on July 31, 2021, 06:19:03 PM

Thanks for the reply I will have a look through that info.

Iím 35 and had a tibial transfer on the same knee around 4 years ago.

Thanks again