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Offline randyp73

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Osteochondritis dissecans recovery information needed
« on: May 01, 2015, 11:12:05 PM »
My son just had surgery 2 days ago to repair an osteochondritis dissecans defect.  Fortunately for him, there was just a small tear in the articular cartilage and the OS used 4 screws to pin the "spongy" section of cartilage back to the bone.  He then drilled 10 holes into the lateral condyle to promote blood flow and to allow bone marrow stem cells to flow to help nourish the dead bone and to hopefully allow the cartilage to re-bond to the bone.  Can anyone share their experience with this type of recovery?  How long until you could play sports again?  Any lingering pain?  Any information you could give would be helpful.  Thank you!