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Offline courtem10

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Re: Has anybody experience with microfracture failure and then subsequent ACI?
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2009, 05:18:21 PM »
Murph- wish you the best luck with your upcoming ACI procedure!
7/08 Left knee microfracture
12/08 Left knee ACI biopsy
4/09 Left knee ACI/AMZ

Offline Murph324

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Re: Has anybody experience with microfracture failure and then subsequent ACI?
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2009, 05:31:33 PM »
Thank you!  Biopsy is sched for oct 14th!
03/04/08- Left Knee Injury
06/18/08- Lateral Release
01/26/09- TTO/Microfracture
10/16/09- LOA/Cartilage Biopsy
01/06/10- ACI
03/24/10- LOA/Hardware Removal
06/04/10- LOA w/ Drain/Lateral Release

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Re: Has anybody experience with microfracture failure and then subsequent ACI?
« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2009, 05:55:14 AM »
Hi,
   I am looking for advice post microfracture surgery. I am post op only 4 months and luckily my OS did the ACI harvest during my microfracture "just in case" the microfracture didn't work. My cells are already ready to go if needed. I feel the surgery didn't work. I am now limping which I wasn't doing before the surgery and the pain is worse. I have an appointment with my OS in a few days. My questions are: Since it has only been 4 months since my surgery, is it too soon to ask my OS to go ahead and schedule the ACI? Will my knee get any better even though it has already been 4 months and it seems worse? Any advice is appreciated!
Mar 16, 2010 ACI/HTO Surgery
May 26, 2009 Microfracture Surgery/ACI Harvest
2003 Medial Meniscal Tear Repair

Offline madel23

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Re: Has anybody experience with microfracture failure and then subsequent ACI?
« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2009, 07:22:12 PM »
My knee did not start to feel significantly better until 7 months after microfracture, but I have an MRI showing that cartilage filled in.  I think you have some time to wait.