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Offline MDAL

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Re: 16 y/o daughters osteochondral allograft
« Reply #30 on: December 24, 2014, 11:46:55 PM »
Awesome!

At this point you can safely say this is a success story, we need more of these here... of course an operated knee will never be the same again, but if she can run cross country at all, it's because things were properly done and worked.

All the best for you and her and Merry Xmas ( no knee pain in the sock :D ).


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Re: 16 y/o daughters osteochondral allograft
« Reply #31 on: December 26, 2014, 10:03:28 PM »
Thanks so much for posting with longer-term follow up!
It's so helpful for those of us who have gotten past the initial stage but are still wondering where we'll end up in terms of functionality and pain.  Best wishes to your daughter for continued progress.

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Re: 16 y/o daughters osteochondral allograft
« Reply #32 on: April 11, 2015, 04:02:15 PM »
Update:  19months post op

My daughters graft is is still doing well. Every now and then it aches a little, but it only lasts a day. She is running track and doing hurdles. Yes hurdles. They wouldn't have been my first choice but my daughter assures me that she doesn't land on that knee. She also promised me that if she has any real pain she will stop. Hope this info helps everyone.

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Re: 16 y/o daughters osteochondral allograft
« Reply #33 on: November 01, 2016, 01:21:25 PM »
Just wanted to give a quick update on my daughters knee. All is still well and the allograft is holding up. She is now just over 3 years post op. She is a sophomore in college and living on her own. Last spring she was training for a half marathon. She was running 8-10 miles a day. Against my wishes of course. She was happy to knock half marathon off her bucket list. The only thing that still bothers her about the knee is how it locks when bent and sitting. She sometimes has to manually release it to stand. There is no pain with this. Hope this helps others.

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Re: 16 y/o daughters osteochondral allograft
« Reply #34 on: March 07, 2017, 03:47:09 AM »
Thanks for all the updates Xclax; they're really helpful and it's great to hear your daughter is doing well.

I wonder if the sitting issue could be scar tissue-related. 

Tell her to make sure she is tracking mileage on her running shoes and replacing when they get too high.  That was one of my mistakes that led to my knee problems.  And a half marathon is plenty, no need to do a full :) 

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Re: 16 y/o daughters osteochondral allograft
« Reply #35 on: February 27, 2020, 02:31:35 AM »
Hi xclaxmom,

Thank you for sharing your daughters story and its so nice to read about her recovery and progress - even 3 years on!

We are about to face possibly OATS procedure for my 16 yr old daughter.  She has an osteochondral lesion of the medial femoral condyle of her right knee, with a large loose fragment.  The specialist would like to fix the loose fragment into place if possible, but if not he will do the OATS.

My daughter has already been through 8 operations on her left leg to correct leg length discrepancy and valgus (knock knees), so this surgery was an unexpected/unwanted addition, especially in her final year of school.

She is a dancer, at this stage we are not sure if she'll get back to dancing!!  Devastating for her since she was only just back at it late last year!















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