Monday, August 2, 2010

Post Op Prognosis...

Today is day 6 post op and my first day back at work.  It took forever to get ready this morning - and I put a little too much pressure on the knee with all of my back and forthing.  Another few days on crutches and using the CPM machine, and then I should be able to move on to just wearing a straight brace on the knee.  This makes me happy since my right arm is killing me!  I think I strained a muscle...and it hurts way more than the knee!!! 

My Doc was nice enough to make a drawing while I was there for my post op appointment, and he was OK with my adding it to my here is what he had to say.  It was VERY rough under the patella so he cleaned that up and did microfracture repair.  He also did microfracture repair of the medial femoral condyle.  The previous repair to the medial cartilage looked great and has about 60% of the cartilage remaining.  I am to start cycling in a few days and will taper off the CPM.  All in all it looks pretty good and Dr Rolfe feels I should be able to run again if I want to do so.  I am not sure I will...but I have plenty of time to make that decision.

I would like to Thank Everyone for their support!!!  Special Thanks to Gail Dunbar for waiting on me hand and foot and feeding me like a I need to go on a bit of a diet but it was worth it.  Also, HotRod was great therapy - always right there being a very good boy.

1 comment:

  1. Wow. Your surgeon draws well .
    Glad the healing is still coming along.