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Review for Runner's Knee (PFPS)

  • Age 55+
  • Male
  • 190 lbs
06
Nov2015
  • Injury Status Cured
  • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
  • Chronicity 0 - 6 Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Pain with prolonged sitting No

Treatment Ratings

    Cured
    Physical Therapy
    Improved
    Surgery

I had developed a left knee pain after running 5.5M every day for about a year. My doctor suggested to go through a meniscus surgery. I had a arthroscopic surgery where the surgeon cleared my meniscus, which was not torn, but was not smooth due to a history of heavy basketball career.

The surgery was very short (about 40 minutes from entry to leaving the surgery center) I had a local anaesthesia, and I actually walked back to my car...

After the surgery I went through a period of 6 weeks of physical therapy, which strengthened my knee muscles, and took care of the surgery scar tissue (which is a very big deal in these kinds of surgeries because a scar tissue can shift the patella and cause long term knee damage.

Probably would have been OK with no surgery.


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