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Offline leslie14

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20mm stage 4 Knee Osteoarthriis
« on: September 02, 2010, 12:10:26 AM »
I have a 20mm stage 4 osteoarthritis in my knee. Are there any other surgical options other than a TKR because i am too young?  I have been told that a donor cartilage transplant is my best option.. However, they are not sure of the outcome due to the size.  Any suggestions? 
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Re: 20mm stage 4 Knee Osteoarthriis
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2010, 02:09:33 PM »
Where in the knee is the defect located? Any other problems with the knee? Is this an isolated Grade 4 defect with the rest of the cartilage intact or is it a general wear and tear progression?

There are options such as OATS, ACI, MACI, and also De Novo NT if you're considering the type of graft surgery. Less "invasive" options include Microfracture or MFX with something on top - in the style of AMIC or Cartifill. Availability will depend on where in the world you are, funding, your own doc's knowledge and expertise and your suitability. You could certainly research OATS, MACI etc as a starting option as they have decentish track records and there are many people on here who've had such work done.

Good luck

Lottie  :)
Bilateral patella OA since 2009, no surgeries.
Euflexxa working well x3 to current
Right forefoot CRPS post fusion surgery 2011
Refusing to let the ailing parts stop me....