Originally Posted by TripleB
Got results back from MRI yesterday and the doc gave me some good news and some bad news.
Good News: No torn meniscus and no broken bone!!!
Bad News: a "sizeable" piece of cartilage is missing from my knee, I'm going to have to have microfracture surgery (from what I understand: arthroscopic surgery to put four small holes in my bone, this will cause a "good" blood clot to form, and the hope is that it will turn into new cartilage), can't put any weight on my leg for 6 weeks after surgery (but will be exercising it 2 days after surgery), can't start running again until 3 months after that, and then I can try playing tennis 2 more months after that.
If I understand correctly, your "articular cartilage" (at the end of the bone) is damaged but the meniscus is perfectly normal?
What caused the articular cartilage to go missing? Was it the sudden injury during the weekend matches? Or years of wear and tear?