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Offline hikerhef

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partial knee replacement or 2nd microfracture?
« on: September 12, 2010, 04:49:04 AM »
My story:
45 male, very active. 10 years ago - bucket tear meniscus - othro removed entir emedial meniscus. 5 years ago microfracture and acl replacement - been pain free and very active unitl last month - now swelling, terrible knee pain, can't even walk flight of stairs. 2 opinions - 1 ortho recommends oxford partial knee replecement, other recommends arthro surgery to evaluate - will do a debridgement or another micorfracute - wants to delay replacement as long as possible. Thoughts or Advice? I thin i will get a third opinion as well. My goal is to be able to remain pysically active - hike, bike, weights etc. I have given up running :(

Offline blew_knee

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Re: partial knee replacement or 2nd microfracture?
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2010, 03:46:39 PM »
... i think you need more opinions...

knee replacement = last option... i think ( and i know your knee hurts and how disable you feel :D)

there's other ways to deal with cartilage problems... but only a medic can explain the advantages/disavantages and what's best suited for your case...
- ACl + meniscus 03.2008 - ACLr 4 monts after.
-stretch ACL Graft 5.5 months after surgery.
doc's dont want to do surgery because i dont have pain and have a partial function ACL
-Rehab 6 months, pain starts cant find doc to help me... dam country
+ 5 months ACL revision- not so stable knee