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Walking after Microfracture
« on: August 02, 2008, 09:17:30 PM »
This is my 2nd microfracture procedure and was cleared a week ago to bear weight on it after 6 weeks of NWB; start walking.  I have so much pain when walking.  And the funny thing is... everytime I am off my leg, like sitting down, and get back up to walk... my leg feels like the very first time I have walked on it in the last 6 weeks.  I keep thinking it's going to get better but each day is the same still.  I am going to PT and doing multiple exercises at home.  Also swimming.  I tell myself to be patient.  Give it time.  But I don't remember having this much pain or weakness last time I had this done.  Also, my knee is still very swollen.  I had 3 arthocentesis after my surgery.  Could this impact the results of my microfracture?  Has anyone else had this happen to them?  I am worried because I have to return to work on 8/11 and I am on my feet all day.  I'm not paniced yet.  Thanks for the help.

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Re: Walking after Microfracture
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2008, 01:38:30 AM »
im actually 9 dayspost op on a cartilage replacement surgery and everytime i get up i feel the same way , i believe its because of the swelling and added gravity to the area . common i believe

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Re: Walking after Microfracture
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2008, 04:09:07 AM »
reefreak29
What kind of replacement surgery did you have?  And you can walk right away after that type of surgery?  Was interested in knowing.  Thanks

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Re: Walking after Microfracture
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2008, 10:11:48 AM »
it was a cartilage replacement behind the patella they drilled out half the patella and graphted a cadavers into it. i can walk with little pressure , no bending leg for 6 weeks

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Re: Walking after Microfracture
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2008, 03:40:59 PM »
Thanks for the info reefreak29.  Hope everything goes well for you!
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Re: Walking after Microfracture
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2008, 06:21:30 AM »
Hi there,

I had a microfracture repair back in October '07 (along with the removal of some meniscus that broke off and couldn't be repaired). i too was NWB for 6 weeks.  Are you using a cane to eventually get to FWB? Or are you trying to just walk and be full-weight-bearing without any sort of cane or brace?. Perhaps using one of those might help decrease the pain a bit? 

-July '07-soccer injury
- microfracture of the tibial plateau
- arthroscopy in Oct. '07 (remove torn cartilage and repair microfracture)
-developed AF but beat it (avoided surgery)
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Re: Walking after Microfracture
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2008, 04:03:59 PM »
im actually 9 dayspost op on a cartilage replacement surgery and everytime i get up i feel the same way , i believe its because of the swelling and added gravity to the area . common i believe
I'm  a bit confused by the statement that you had cartilage replacement surgery. There is not yet research available for such a procedure as I asked my OS about it. He said that it would be 25-30 years down the road before they could replace cartilage. and then would only be done on children. If they could do this we would not all have knee replacements. Each time you have a problem with cartilage the surgery removes some until you end up with none in the end. WALAY!!Knee Repl;acement.
Right knee (arthroscopy) 2004
Right knee (PKR)) April 5, 2005
Right elbow (Bursectomy)1998
TRKR 2006 Failed)
Left knee (arthroscopy)
Left knee (arthroscopy)
THR 1992
2 back surgeries (Feb 2007 & March 2007
Right knee spacer exchange (Failed) 2008
TRK (Hinged Prosthesis) Jan 2009

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Re: Walking after Microfracture
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2008, 03:20:40 AM »
im actually 9 dayspost op on a cartilage replacement surgery and everytime i get up i feel the same way , i believe its because of the swelling and added gravity to the area . common i believe
I'm  a bit confused by the statement that you had cartilage replacement surgery. There is not yet research available for such a procedure as I asked my OS about it. He said that it would be 25-30 years down the road before they could replace cartilage. and then would only be done on children. If they could do this we would not all have knee replacements. Each time you have a problem with cartilage the surgery removes some until you end up with none in the end. WALAY!!Knee Repl;acement.
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I LIVE in chicago theres only 4 specialists that do it here , its called Patellar osteochondral allograft , its very new and also was founded here in chicago by dr. cole, i opted to do this instead of a microfracture, the microfracture wich is pretty much a blood clot was only 30 percent for me were as the cartilage replacement from a cadaver was 90 percent
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