bumpyride Posted February 27, 2010 Report Share Posted February 27, 2010 Anyone had bone on bone in their knee. Trying to find out as much information as possible before I commit to a drastic operation. I have a full thickness defect (hole) in the cartilage on the weight bearing zone on the medial (inside) of my left knee measuring 12 to 13mm. Yesterday it took a decided turn for the worst and is now catching bone on bone with a decided click and some pretty severe pain. So my Doc said that I might be a candidate for a Half-knee (Unicondylar) replacement. He said he hasn't done enough to be total competent to do the procedure. He didn't think a microfracture procedure would work. Another Doc (Knee specialist in Bozeman Montana) said he's had good luck with the microfracture technique, and if it didn't work, no harm done. My dilemma is trying to buy as much time before I have serious reconstruction work done in case new techniques become available to an intact knee (like new synthetic cartilage). I'm worried that even a half knee will remove too much material to be able and go back for a new treatment. I've read that a whole knee effectively keeps you from kneeling, and I need that mobility or my ability to work will be curtailed-drastically. This is not even mentioning that I may no longer be able to board, and I will have to change my call sign from Bumpyride to Bumponalog. Anyone have a half knee replacement or a whole knee replacement, or offer suggestions? Anyone know the best Ortho in the Seattle/Tacoma area for knees? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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