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Old Tue May 08, 2007, 09:57am
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Micro-fracture surgery?

I know this is off topic but I was wondering if anybody has had this procedure done and if you had any advice on recover and rehab. I had the procedure done in December along with ACL tear. I've been released to resume normal activity and I've done 10-15 AAU games and umpired some softball as well. The knee just feels dead and hasn't resp[onded the way I expected. Maybe I should lower my expectations but I can't imagine making it through a basketball season feeling this way.
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Old Tue May 08, 2007, 11:11am
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Have you gone through professional rehabilitation and physical therapy (PT)?

I just had ACL and meniscus surgery last Friday (ARGH!). My son had ACL surgery two yrs ago. His PT was torcherous, but now he is back to 100%and running track in HS. While he is much younger than me, and I do not look forward to the riggers, I will go religiously in order to get back to where I need to be for the fall/winter season.

Good luck. I don't look forward to it, but I see it is as a necessary evil.
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Old Tue May 08, 2007, 11:22am
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I had meniscus surgury 6 years ago, was out for about 2 weeks before I started back to running some younger aged games. The knee never felt quite right after. I re-injured my knee 1 month ago in the middle of a tournament. Talked to a Doctor and he said until the knee locks up again learn to live with the pain. 24/7 pain and I can't bend my leg past 90 degrees. I get up in the morning and take Advil, I take Advil before I go to work a game, and 2 more when I get home. I guess I am a glutten for the punishment. 1 more month before the spring leagues wrap up and I will go for further evaluation.
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Old Tue May 08, 2007, 06:30pm
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I had meniscus surgury 6 years ago, was out for about 2 weeks before I started back to running some younger aged games. The knee never felt quite right after. I re-injured my knee 1 month ago in the middle of a tournament. Talked to a Doctor and he said until the knee locks up again learn to live with the pain. 24/7 pain and I can't bend my leg past 90 degrees. I get up in the morning and take Advil, I take Advil before I go to work a game, and 2 more when I get home. I guess I am a glutten for the punishment. 1 more month before the spring leagues wrap up and I will go for further evaluation.
I'd see another doc. Constant pain and only a little more than 1/2 the normal range of motion and he says to live with it until you can't move it????
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Old Tue May 08, 2007, 08:37pm
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I get up in the morning and take Advil, I take Advil before I go to work a game, and 2 more when I get home.
...and that can't be good for your liver either.
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Old Tue May 08, 2007, 09:18pm
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...and that can't be good for your liver either.
Actually, you need to be more worried about the stomach. Eat some food along with ibuprofen, and consider switching to a longer-acting NSAID or seeing a doctor who will prescribe you something to help manage the pain.
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Old Wed May 09, 2007, 08:32am
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Liver is not a problem. I am already on meds to help reduce stomach inflamation (wonder why! ) Already scheduled an appointment with a ortho surgeon for middle of June. The problem with Canadas Health system is the wait time. Appt take 2-3 months for a specialist and then its up to 6 months for surgery.
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Old Wed May 09, 2007, 11:30am
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Actually, you need to be more worried about the stomach. Eat some food along with ibuprofen, and consider switching to a longer-acting NSAID or seeing a doctor who will prescribe you something to help manage the pain.
NSAID?!?! NSAID?!?! Now, you want an upset stomach, just take a few NSAID!
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Old Wed May 09, 2007, 01:08pm
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Liver is not a problem. I am already on meds to help reduce stomach inflamation (wonder why! ) Already scheduled an appointment with a ortho surgeon for middle of June. The problem with Canadas Health system is the wait time. Appt take 2-3 months for a specialist and then its up to 6 months for surgery.
And that's the health system that some here in the US use as the example of universal health care that we should have!!
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Old Wed May 09, 2007, 05:43pm
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As a PT in my day job (not gonna give it up!), I feel obligated to chime in here.

Microfracture surgery is usually followed by several months of decreased activity and it can take 1-2 years to get back to close to normal. It's the kind of thing you can't push along without risking additional damage.

Amare Stoudamire is a good example...two years later, he's back. And this is someone who obviously has millions of reasons to return and a rehab staff at his beck and call.

My advice, be patient, see a PT, and work your tail off. It doesn't have to be torturous--but you will work hard.
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Old Wed May 09, 2007, 07:04pm
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NSAID?!?! NSAID?!?! Now, you want an upset stomach, just take a few NSAID!
PLAYOFFS???! Don't talk to me about the PLAYOFFS!!!

Bad experience in your past, perhaps, Tony?
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Old Wed Aug 08, 2007, 09:19am
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Actually, you need to be more worried about the stomach. Eat some food along with ibuprofen, and consider switching to a longer-acting NSAID or seeing a doctor who will prescribe you something to help manage the pain.
...stomach and kidney, not liver. Tylenol has more effect on the liver. Remember that Alonzo Mourning's kidney transplant was needed because of anti-inflammatory drugs.
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Old Wed Aug 08, 2007, 12:54pm
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I had meniscus surgury 6 years ago, was out for about 2 weeks before I started back to running some younger aged games. The knee never felt quite right after. I re-injured my knee 1 month ago in the middle of a tournament. Talked to a Doctor and he said until the knee locks up again learn to live with the pain. 24/7 pain and I can't bend my leg past 90 degrees. I get up in the morning and take Advil, I take Advil before I go to work a game, and 2 more when I get home. I guess I am a glutten for the punishment. 1 more month before the spring leagues wrap up and I will go for further evaluation.
Sounds like it's time for a knee replacement...
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Old Wed Aug 08, 2007, 01:13pm
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Liver is not a problem. I am already on meds to help reduce stomach inflamation (wonder why! ) Already scheduled an appointment with a ortho surgeon for middle of June. The problem with Canadas Health system is the wait time. Appt take 2-3 months for a specialist and then its up to 6 months for surgery.
How'sabout you email that to Senator Bernie Sanders for me?
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Old Wed Aug 08, 2007, 01:15pm
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Well friend I am happy to tell you that this is my 3rd knee surgery and hopefully my last. I can still remember that match when I get this injury. Anyone who has has this surgery before please feel free to reply with any tips to get through this serious knee surgery. Thanks!
Glad I don't have a 3rd knee.
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