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Offline andyw1

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Re: micro fractured--crutches
« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2008, 09:24:03 AM »
hi,dont want to dis the o/s as i am going through a complaint procedure with the hospital and nothing is proved yet.but i come from the north east and if you look on the gmc website under fitness to practice panel . you might just find him,as he's up in front of them for previous failings this week

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Re: micro fractured--crutches
« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2008, 12:07:10 PM »
Hi andy my name is jan i'm also in england (swindon) i also walked out after micro fractue op and told nothing so continued as normal with pain increasing by the day i'm 2 yrs post op still cant straighten my leg and suffer nerve pain i think the nhs is appauling and would you believe they lost all my records i hope all works well for you andy let me know how you're doing.regards jan
r/k patellar chrondroplasty,patellar debridement,lateral tear micro fracture.nerve problems l/k full dislocation lateral tear meniscus tear.twice.

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Re: micro fractured--crutches
« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2008, 07:50:46 PM »
Andy,

I had a microfracture and a lateral release done 2 months ago.  I left the hospital in an immobilizer and on crutches.  I was able to put as much weight on as tolerated.  As my therapist explained it depends where the microfractures are done.  Apparently my were done in a location that would allow me to bear weight and not be on crutches for 6 weeks.  I'm thankful for that.  The immobilizer came off 2 days after surgery and I used crutches for a few weeks.  However, I started therapy 3 days after my surgery.  I am still going twice a week.  My progress has been much slower that anticipated.  I originally went in to have the meniscus repaired, so was quite shocked when I heard of all the other things that were actually done. 

Good Luck

KC

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Re: micro fractured--crutches
« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2008, 09:48:50 AM »
just an update . new o/s wants to give my knee a full six months before he is prepared to go back in.just passed the 5 months stage now and sitting here with a stabbing pain right where the microfracture was done ,by tonight it will feel like it is red raw inside which is usual these days.o/s is hoping i might get a some benefit from first op but i,m not counting my chickens yet.still on light duties at work and its costing me a fortune !!!! :'(

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Re: micro fractured--crutches
« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2008, 12:48:12 PM »
i wrote a letter of complaint to the hospital where i had the microfracture done.i received a reply apologising as it seems my post operative information never left the theatre and so i was not told of the restrictions on the joint and no physio was ordered when i walked out.Welcome to the nhs !

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Re: micro fractured--crutches
« Reply #20 on: December 19, 2008, 04:11:54 AM »
Andy,

I've read through all of your posts...it is absolutely amazing that you weren't given any direction.  I too had a microfracture along with a Lateral release.  Microfracture was done to the trochlear groove under the patella, i was given crutches and was told to bear weight as tolerated.  I started PT 2 weeks after surgery.  I am terribly sorry about your experience.  I wish you all the best and hope things get better for you.  Microfracture is the type of surgery that really needs to have specific instruction.  Not following guidelines or in your case not being given any guidelines will alter the entire surgery.  I was restricted for 5 weeks at 90 degrees. With a trochlear/patella microfracture restrictions are a must.  As soon as the patella passes that degree point, usually 90 degrees, the patella will start to track in the groove.  If a microfracture was done in a specific area, the "growth" of cartilage will be altered by breaking off whatever was "grown" .  Its a shame that you had to find out information on here and not from you OS, usually people verify info on here or share their experiences and symptoms.  I hope things get better and good luck! I hope you found a new OS!  Keep us posted!

Optimism from the US,

Lisa :-\
99'- dislocation HS basketball
03'-08' subluxations
08'- Lateral release & Microfracture surgery to trochlear groove
09'- trying to stay hopeful :)

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Re: micro fractured--crutches
« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2009, 10:49:44 AM »
was due to undergo operation to fix my problem on 17th feb which was fixed up by my works occupational health dept and since oct last year they have said they would pay for the procedure to be done privately(instead of waiting on the nhs).On the 12th of feb i was informed by the hospital that my company had decided not to pay ! seems like i have wasted months due to them as i am now back to square one because i now have to go back on a waiting list.lucky i am on holiday right now otherwise i think my hands would be wrapped tightly round my bosses neck.
On the other subject about my first dodgy o/s it was found that his fitness to practice was impaired by reason of deficent professional performance and they are sorting out what they are going to do with him.(this was not because of my case but someone who had been under him 2 yrs ago)

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Re: micro fractured--crutches
« Reply #22 on: February 23, 2009, 12:01:26 AM »
Hi Andy, Wow and I thought I had Probs.  My name is Michele and im in the US, I had MFX 5 months ago, and I was NWB for 6 full wks, PWB for another 4.  I however, have been in terrible pain since the MFX(more than prior to surgery), this was apparent right after surgery, OMG its been very bad.  My OS kept telling me it would get better with time be patient, well it didnt.  And now I cant even go up and down steps without much difficulty, getting up from a sitting position is horrible too.  So a 4 months post op OS did  another MRI, I went in to get the results, when he came in the room he was like what am I gonna do with you, I was like well Im here to get the MRI results.  So I went with him to the computer and he pulled it up.  He was like man thats big, and heres the holes from the MFX they havent filled in at all.  So Im standing there stunned, crying, and he said well I gotta refer you to a specialist at Baptist Hospital.  I think you need OATS, ACI, TKR or PKR.  Im just sobbing and he said Michele Im sorry but your knee is really screwed up, youre missing alot of meniscus from previous ops, youve got this big Osteochondral impaction fracture of the medial femoral condyle that has increased in size since your MFX, a sprained MCL, and a very large bone effusion.  So Im not a big fan of MFX but through my research I have learned that it is the first procedure thats done when you have a osteo or chondral defect.  I am sooo sorry that youve been through this still going through it, it really sucks why cant our doctors who are holding our lives and future in their hands , do their job correctly and thoroughly?  Please keep me us up to date with your progress you can email me anytime Ill be happy to email you back with any advise I have, or just a ear to listen/read :)  So my appt is March 3, and Im scared to death, ya know but I really am looking forward to getting some pain relief.
Peace
Michele
Right Knee:  1983 meniscal tear scope debridment &lateral release. 1991, 1997, 2001
2003 scope meniscal tears. 
8-08 MFX MFC lesion FAILED.
 4-09 Went in for OATS-not a canidate.
 6-09 Uni Right MFC.

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Re: micro fractured--crutches
« Reply #23 on: February 24, 2009, 12:19:51 PM »
after reading your post michele i realised that my prob isnt so bad after all.hope every thing goes ok for you.good luck

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Re: micro fractured--crutches
« Reply #24 on: June 02, 2009, 11:27:43 AM »
now recovering from mosiacplasty on my knee which was done 3 days ago (30 may..11 months after first o/s  mucked it up).stuck with leg brace and no weight bearing for six weeks then hopefully the o/s will let me bend my knee further and introduce some type of weight bearing.have a lot more confidence with new o/s . he seems to know what he is doing,so fingers crossed .

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Re: micro fractured--crutches
« Reply #25 on: June 02, 2009, 12:39:31 PM »
Hi Andy, glad to hear that youve moved forward and had your mosaicplasty.  I know its a long recovery but good results.  I went in for the mosaicplasty the OS said the damage was too extensive and now Im having a uni replacement June 17.  So good luck with your recovery and listen to the doctors orders,lol.  Youll be back up to par before you know it.

PEACE & LOVE
Michele
Right Knee:  1983 meniscal tear scope debridment &lateral release. 1991, 1997, 2001
2003 scope meniscal tears. 
8-08 MFX MFC lesion FAILED.
 4-09 Went in for OATS-not a canidate.
 6-09 Uni Right MFC.

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Re: micro fractured--crutches
« Reply #26 on: June 18, 2009, 09:56:03 AM »
just been to physio today - and according to her notes off the o/s i had a trufit plug put in.physio was a waste of time , 2 hours to get there and two hours back, just to say because i had a brace on they couldnt do anything with me until the o/s says so .my review app is just short of 8 weeks after op(nwb all this time).leg will be looking like a bit of wet string by then.lets hope its worth it

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Re: micro fractured--crutches
« Reply #27 on: June 19, 2009, 09:31:04 AM »
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Re: micro fractured--crutches
« Reply #28 on: June 22, 2009, 09:20:48 AM »
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