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Re: 6 days po-op arthroscopic knee surgery
« Reply #30 on: September 24, 2017, 09:48:06 PM »
You mean ITB? If all ok according to surgeon, make an appointment with your physio to check muscle balance, flexibility and gait :)

Try not to focus on every twinge as hard as it is. The knee is probably still just complaining about being cut open and messed with
Came off bike onto concrete 9/9/09
LK arthroscopy 8/2/10
2nd scope on 16/12/10
RK arthroscopy on 5/2/15
Lateral meniscus trim, excision of hoffa's fat pad, chondral stabilisation
LK scope 10.1.19 medial menisectomy, trochlea microfracture, general tidy up

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Re: 6 days po-op arthroscopic knee surgery
« Reply #31 on: September 24, 2017, 09:52:05 PM »
Omg I am 10 weeks out and still have pain. Be prepared for this to go on for quite a while. Unfortunately this is normal. It's a long healing process.
6/20/17 - ACL Tear
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Re: 6 days po-op arthroscopic knee surgery
« Reply #32 on: September 25, 2017, 02:18:56 AM »
Thanks all. Had thought if removing a little cartilage would it ceate an inbalence somewhere else and wondering if this is the case for me. Nott saying is or isn't the case but if so kind of makes sense to me.

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Re: 6 days po-op arthroscopic knee surgery
« Reply #33 on: September 25, 2017, 08:05:54 AM »
More likely imbalance because you've not been moving around as much or been less active than usual before and since the surgery. Any tissue removed or damaged can affect the mechanics in the knee. more so meniscus than articulate cartilage though I'd think

Are you seeing an PT experienced in rehabbing post op knees? If not, you should be now if at all possible
Came off bike onto concrete 9/9/09
LK arthroscopy 8/2/10
2nd scope on 16/12/10
RK arthroscopy on 5/2/15
Lateral meniscus trim, excision of hoffa's fat pad, chondral stabilisation
LK scope 10.1.19 medial menisectomy, trochlea microfracture, general tidy up

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Re: 6 days po-op arthroscopic knee surgery
« Reply #34 on: September 27, 2017, 04:10:57 AM »
Haven't felt my new issue today but wow feeling some serious pain in my knee tonight, The tendonotis really started acting up today, it hasn't been bothering me in a few days and was ok good but now, wow. Idk, Was feeling fustrated and had to get my self outside for a minute and now the knee pain. Have two steps, maybe I went in at a wrong angle, stairs do bother me. Anyways, see os tomorrow maybe after I could get an answer on details of t my surgury. Called a few wks ago after to try and get some detail but told to ask Dr.(size, how deep etc) on a call back.

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Re: 6 days po-op arthroscopic knee surgery
« Reply #35 on: September 28, 2017, 02:35:06 AM »
Well think my thoughts of the oats procedure might not be to good. Found out today the size of my injury is about 30mm. Wow, but on a good note it's not full thickness, hallway from what I understand. Have an appointment to talk to a Dr.. In about 2 wks., now debating if I should follow through with it.. Dr told me I don't need it but I'm thinking ATM, what do I got to loose. Gonna need all my records so if I do decide not sure how that will go. Anyways, was surprised by the size but then again I shouldn't be as the way this injury been going, I was really ready for some good news. Idk. If anyone does see this, want to help me out on if my injury is to big and have any thoughts be very much appreciated.
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Re: 6 days po-op arthroscopic knee surgery
« Reply #36 on: September 28, 2017, 09:08:55 AM »
I'd leave well alone as your surgeon advises. Cartilage repair seems hit and miss, and only seem to be of short to medium term benefit for people with severely impaired function and full thickness defects (if not full thickness, any remaining cartilage has to be scraped away and the graft attached to the bare bone). You be nwb on crutches and in a brace for 8 weeks, dealing with much more post op pain than an arthroscopy and then 1-2 years of rehab, to hopefully back where you were pre op. You say you have nothing to lose, but these are big surgeries with potential comp,icatibs and not great benefit.

I started down the MACI road around 6 years ago, got funding eventually, didn't proceed beyond the harvest scope as I'm mildly knock kneed (how's your alignment, needs to be close to perfect for the best chance of success), surgeon said is need to have an osteotomy...I declined and have had no further surgery on that knee.

I have a large weight bearing defect on my weight bearing condyle and will need a TKR at some point in the future (I'm 45, would be considered too old probably in the UK for any repair and thus funding) but for now I can keep it relatively pain free with exercise, strong muscles.

Research the options, See how it and you are in a year after good low impact activity and physio exercises to keep the muscles in balance and strong. Focus on your function and life, not what the MRI or scope pictures show, as my surgeon says, he treats the patient not the scan :)

Good luck

Came off bike onto concrete 9/9/09
LK arthroscopy 8/2/10
2nd scope on 16/12/10
RK arthroscopy on 5/2/15
Lateral meniscus trim, excision of hoffa's fat pad, chondral stabilisation
LK scope 10.1.19 medial menisectomy, trochlea microfracture, general tidy up

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Re: 6 days po-op arthroscopic knee surgery
« Reply #37 on: September 29, 2017, 01:36:18 AM »
Thanks, very helpful being from the care and treatment I received on this injury from the get go, I'm not feeling to confident in the advice oror direction on how to process forward with this. It's been hard not to share and few times I've deleted my posts feeling it's not the time or place, or even if it's right to do so. Once again I'm gonna steer clean of that subject  And ahgain thanks, as everything ATM sounded like I was a good candidate for this type of procedure, maybe if only I knew about this sooner. Anyways, had something else on my mind, maybe it's the engineer in me but it's my tendonitis. Now not to sound to much like a nut or something forbringing this up but it almost looks like the leg below my knee (think at this point I'd be able to know the name) but it looking like it is twisted inward and just enough to result ina force or force plural  to create issues  with points along my tendon, mainly below knee cap. Hopefully if this is the case, it is a fixable issue, maybe with therapy because right I'm finding it very painful to drive, with all my pain mainly coming from points  along the tendon, below knee cap. Was able to drive at one point during this injury so hopefully it's not a lost cause, just gonna have to find right exercise or stretch to overcome.

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Re: 6 days po-op arthroscopic knee surgery
« Reply #38 on: September 29, 2017, 08:42:37 AM »
I'm afraid I can't follow your post very well, sorry (could you add some spaces in the text perhaps in future, easier to read on small screen)

However if you think perhaps patella tendinitis is the cause of your pain, before it becomes chronic, look into PRP injections as well as hands on
Physio with therapeutic ultrasound and acupuncture/dry needling

Don't discount cartilage repair but do lots of research about the procedure, post op and rehab as well as longer term outlook for larger defects. It doesn't sound like it's necessarily the culprit for your pain

Good luck
« Last Edit: September 29, 2017, 09:04:57 AM by Vickster »
Came off bike onto concrete 9/9/09
LK arthroscopy 8/2/10
2nd scope on 16/12/10
RK arthroscopy on 5/2/15
Lateral meniscus trim, excision of hoffa's fat pad, chondral stabilisation
LK scope 10.1.19 medial menisectomy, trochlea microfracture, general tidy up

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Re: 6 days po-op arthroscopic knee surgery
« Reply #39 on: September 29, 2017, 11:07:07 PM »
Vickster thanks on that, sorry bout my writing skills. Was just coming off of eye surgery, at times I'm still adjusting, got to learn to slow down. Had a great Dr although I need reading glasses for that eye he was able to save it. Was checking on it and I think I might have to go stronger or figure out way to increase the fonts. Anyways, Now my other knee (left) has been reminding me for some attention last few days big time, very sure I injuried or got the ball rolling for my knee issues at the same time and same way but not as bad on this one. So never being told I had articular cartilage damage on the other till tens days after the surgery and seeing how things can progress from bad to worse and which from the way it feel atm, think it's time I seek some medical attention on this before this is a lost cause. I brought it up a few times in my visits but the focus always came back to the right one that just had surgery. Really not ready for another surgury but seeing and feeling how things can go south just like that, think it time to look into.. Anyways, guess if had any good news, the pain along the outside of my leg (on knee just worked on) up into my hip hasn't been as intense last couple of days. PT gave me a stretch for it and been trying to do some things as not to agrivate it

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Re: 6 days po-op arthroscopic knee surgery
« Reply #40 on: September 30, 2017, 01:00:10 AM »
Here's where I'm at on the pain, inside knee but it like right at the tip. Not sure what this is, feels like bone but was think the tibia base, if got this named right but doesn't make sense would feel something there. I pointed to location with Dr. but Didn't get answer, strange. If I'm active it can get really sore at times, was feeling pain along back of leg but that comes and goes. Strange again cause that's what got me wondering if any cartilage or fragments. Would say haven't felt in a while but this comes and goes. And with that few days ago was on it for few hrs, had a lot of running around and when got to rest got back up and it felt like my quad musle's wanted to give out. Only felt that once but comparing my two legs very noticeable muscle loss so maybe I have a lot more work to do on getting that right. Not sure what I'm missing bot of that stuff has been coming or going over last few days, if only can figure out this tendonitis issue. Am worried it's chronic but if would be able to get over would be one happy camper. Idk, time, therapy,  check out what mentioned

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Re: 6 days po-op arthroscopic knee surgery
« Reply #41 on: September 30, 2017, 01:10:40 AM »
To add, had a tendon issue in my shoulder (this decade been insane with the injuries)  but it stayed with me for a while. Tough injury but with missing cartilage in knee if throwing off the mechanics of things, hope it's doable to overcome.

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Re: 6 days po-op arthroscopic knee surgery
« Reply #42 on: September 30, 2017, 01:23:16 AM »
Was looking at what a PRP injection is. It's the weekend now but who or where does one go, guess in this case it would be the orthopedic Dr.

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Re: 6 days po-op arthroscopic knee surgery
« Reply #43 on: September 30, 2017, 08:40:48 AM »
Here in the U.K., yes, or potentially a sports medicine specialist. Which country are you in? US? Have you been formally diagnosed with patella tendinitis (usually ultrasound or MRI) or is your knee just sore there so assume that's what it is?

Presumably the surgeon would have shaved off / washed out any cartilage fragments during the arthroscopy? Did he explain what he had done?
« Last Edit: September 30, 2017, 08:42:51 AM by Vickster »
Came off bike onto concrete 9/9/09
LK arthroscopy 8/2/10
2nd scope on 16/12/10
RK arthroscopy on 5/2/15
Lateral meniscus trim, excision of hoffa's fat pad, chondral stabilisation
LK scope 10.1.19 medial menisectomy, trochlea microfracture, general tidy up

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Re: 6 days po-op arthroscopic knee surgery
« Reply #44 on: October 06, 2017, 11:36:31 PM »
Yeah, still not doing good. Other knee has been doing really bad and called Dr about, was told would have to wait, so called another Dr. Was fearing this one was gonna end like my other so figured it's time to act. They were telling me all summer I had a small meniscus tear that wasn't going to get worse, with no mention of a cartilage tear on my femur. So went from being able to work most days pain free to pretty much waking up with pain, that stays with me thru out the day. Anyways, told this other Dr my story, MRI this Mon. Anyways, plan now, hopefully get this one squared, see what going on and then hopefully try to do something with this really bad knee. Was looking in on these transfer procedures, oats so gonna continue pursuing them, least see Dr that does these procedures. Btw. In mean time with this current pain been trying to figure out what's the cause.. It sounds like (called Dr about this today, was kind of threated like idiot for mentioning this by person on other end and now yet to hear backt) the symptoms of fat pad impingement. Had these symptoms pretty much months ago but most of them went away but now they seam to be getting more intense. Gotta get going, hopefully can describe them better and in more detailr later.