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Offline tunnelrat

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walking...er, limping 5 wks post-mfx
« on: August 22, 2009, 10:35:19 PM »
Hello all!

I had trochlear mfx surgery done, with a lateral release, 5 weeks ago. I've been limping around the house for the last week. I use crutches outside the house. My knee feels great; the swelling is almost non-existent. My doctor told me I should be nwb for 6-8 weeks, and I'm starting to get worried that my shufflin around the house may come back to haunt me. How concerned should I be?

Thanks for reading!!

Offline derek320

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Re: walking...er, limping 5 wks post-mfx
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2009, 10:43:23 PM »
If your doctor said to stay nwm for 6-8 weeks, you should. Walking around on the cartilidge before it is completely formed can result in it not forming properly and being weaker. I had a microfracture 2 weeks ago, and was told that no matter how good my knee feels, not to put weight on it for 8 weeks. Your walking/limping could come back to haunt you, or it could be fine. If I were you, I would use the crutches to be safe.
-Left knee history-
Oct 06- injured knee, MRI shows torn meniscus, no action
June 09- knee begins popping, MRI shows large OCD lesion
Aug 09- OCD lesion removed, microfracture surgery, partial meniscectomy
Jan 19- biopsy for MACI, partial meniscectomy
Apr 19- MACI implantantion, meniscus allograft