quote: Originally posted by: ricki123 I just had a micro fracture surgery,my mcl and removed 4 loose bodies. It's been 7 weeks now did Cpm for 6 weeks and started walking with no crutches... I walk with a limp knee is still sore and kinda does funny muscle retraction. I'm taking dr's advice on no not raining 8 months to a year. Has anyone come across this a title limp and kinda weird pains when I take a proper steps does anyone know what I'm talking about. Should I stay on crutches it's almost 7.5 weeks now
. Anyone has an advice and I'm an mma fighter is it gonna affect my career if I take a year off
12/26/2012 04:29 AM
I just had a micro fracture surgery,my mcl and removed 4 loose bodies. It's been 7 weeks now did Cpm for 6 weeks and started walking with no crutches... I walk with a limp knee is still sore and kinda does funny muscle retraction. I'm taking dr's advice on no not raining 8 months to a year. Has anyone come across this a title limp and kinda weird pains when I take a proper steps does anyone know what I'm talking about. Should I stay on crutches it's almost 7.5 weeks now
05/16/2012 02:51 AM
Hi Lowlander. I hope things are progressing well for you. I am on my second microfracture surgery. Or as my doctor likes to call it, "The Steadman Pick." The first was on my left knee in 2009, and currently I am 6.5 weeks post-op from surgery on my right knee. My left knee is so-so. I don't think it will ever be 100% again, but it's better than it was before the surgery. Time will only tell how my right knee ends up. For both operations I was required to use the CPM machine 8 hours a day for 6 weeks. Luckily, most of my time on the machine I was able to sleep. The only real pain I experienced was for a few days just after the surgery. But otherwise it's felt pretty good. My last doctor appt (6 weeks after surgery) I was told to "ween" myself off the crutches. I've been doing that for the past several days now and experience very minor pain. My physical therapy also started today and I'm currently set up for two visits a week for three weeks. I was strictly advised after both surgeries NO WEIGHT BEARING for six weeks. I too have read online the conflicts of interest regarding the CPM machine. But I just did as the doctor instructed and kept using the darn thing. And I also have been off work and the doctor won't even consider sending me back until after my 8 week visit at the earliest.
Good luck to you!
04/15/2012 10:30 AM
I am not in any pain and am not on any pain killers. Remember I am nwb, so I am guessing the pain will come when I get to be weight bearing ? I did get the ok to drive. It is really hard not to try to walk, I guess if i had pain it would be easier to follow the rules. Although the doc told me if I put weight on it I could completley fracture the knee. I use the cpm machine but there is alot of stuff on the internet if this really helps or not. I guess it can't hurt as I can't start pt for another 4 weeks. I am going pretty stir crazy as I can not go back to work until I can walk.
04/11/2012 07:02 PM
Hi, Lowlander. I'm happy to hear you're not feeling much pain! Are you on medication? If so, what kind? I don't think that most people are completely pain free so quickly.
You shouldn't rush into any form of physical activity though. It can take up to 6 months for your knee to heal internally from microfracture surgery. If you put too much pressure on your knee to early, you can prevent your knee from healing correctly or reinjure it.
04/06/2012 08:42 PM
Hi there, I have just had microfraction surgery on my knee and I think it went really well as a week has gone by, and I have no pain in my Knee. This actually makes me restless as I teach a dance fitness class and I need to get back to work. I have been doing the cpm to 90 degrees with out a problem 4-6 hours a day. I am on nwb for 6-8 weeks according to the doc right after sugery. Does anyone every get to go to weight bearing before the 8 weeks. I go to the doc on Monday and I hope he is going to let me drive,,, probably not though lol. Is it normal to be pain free until you start putting the weight on the knee? Thanks for taking the time to read this and for helping me out with my questions.