I've been running since 2010. I sustained my major first knee injury following three marathons in three months in 2012. I wanted to be a marathon maniac.
My right knee never got better despite conservative treatment, which consisted of therapy, cortisone injection, hyaluronic acid or gel injections, so I ultimately had surgery in 2013.
Following that knee surgery, my right knee returned to its pre-injury status. I was able to return to running and since have run three marathons, and a plethora of other races.
In March 2020, I was ski racing and I was a little too aggressive and fell and injured my left knee. After months of conservative treatment which consisted of the same treatment I did on my right knee it never got better. I finally got an MRI. The MRI revealed a partial ACL tear, a lateral meniscus tear and a cartilage injury. In December 2020 I underwent surgery to repair my ACL, address my meniscus tear and cartilage injury.
My knee never was 100 percent but I did progress to running intervals. In 2021 during my college homecoming my knee really started bothering me again. I sought another opinion as I couldn't run and I had races to do. . I was found to have a full thickness cartilage lesion following another MRI.. In order to return to running I would need to have another surgery. Tune in to learn the type of knee t surgery I underwent- microfracture.
Various knee injuries Treatments for knee injuries When to see a specialists following an injury Various surgeries for knee injuries What exactly is microfracture surgery? What restrictions are required following microfracture surgery? Did you enjoy today’s episode?
Please subscribe and leave a review. If you have questions, comments, or possible show topics, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To subscribe and review use one links of the links below
Get a copy of the book Running Is Cheaper Than Therapy: A Journey Back to Wholeness 👉🏾 here. It is available in hardback, paperback, and newly released audio form
Connect with Dr. Ouida Brown
Sign up for my newsletter http://bit.ly/OuilifeOuiloveNewsletter