My son is 14 and has a piece that broke off and he has very little pain. We've spoke to 5 doctors and gotten 5 different answers. The one we thought made the most sense was to get PRP injections. For my son they are saying they'd like to wait as long as possible bc he's still growing but as soon as he's grown (or in pain) that's what we'll do
Somewhere on this group somebody posted a research from a study group ROCK there's a lot of information in there. As for the PRP I called my surgeon last monday to ask about this, he told me he is in a biological research group and that they're still studying this but till now that has only worked for people with minimal damage to the cartilage so it wouldn't have any effect on me and said between you and me it doesn't help that much at all but it is a realy easy way to make money for those who make money from it. He told me uses hyaluronic acid at the end of surgery in stead of fysiologic salt because it is the main ingrediënt of your synovia and so your body gets supported in the healing proces. I hope all will go well for you it's hard to find some good answerd to this problem.
Pro athletes use PRP
I know. He told me it is mostly being used for minor cartilage trouble of the meniscus.
He said it's effectiveness is still a point of discussion and is only helpfull with minor trauma.
I am 20. I work in a safety critical job. My OCD is in my left knee. I need a second op but that is due to complications. Generally If you do everything he doctor and physio tell you to do after the op it should be fine. I had 2 weeks no weight bearing then 3 months physio but everyone's recovery is slightly different.
I had no pain just clicking and locking of my knee. I never thought anything of it until I woke up one morning and couldn't straighten my knee. The bone fragment tore my acl
Yes, ROCK has tons of great info! My surgeon didnt bring up PRP, but I have quiet a bit of damage, so maybe thats why? Im seeing again next week and will ask about it.
How long after your surgery did you feel comfortable going back to work?
Xxxxxxx YzzzzzzCarthy I was on light duties after 2 months but the ligament damage took more physio as my quad on the affected leg lost a lot of muscle
You can always ask. I was tipped about PRP by someone on this group so that's why I asked my surgeon about it. I think every surgeon has his own point of view and own experiences. I hope you will get a treatment that works for you.