Osteochondritis Dissecans……Yep, That’s Right

Actually, I guess it started out as Juvenile Osteochondritis Dissecans…

My Soxy Feet waiting to see Dr. S 🙂

When I was 15 I had to go in for a scope on my knees.  They told my mother that I had “some loose cartilage” floating around and they were going to remove it.

Little did I know that it would haunt me later in life!  

So, no meniscal tear! (But, it mimics a lot of the same symptoms as a meniscal tear.)

So what the heck is it?  It’s like little stress fractures in my joint cartilage.  A piece of the cartilage and bone has broken off and is floating around in my knee (FUN!). 
 
So, a scope is in my future for removal of the floatie cartilage and they will fill in the space where it once was with a new product called CarGel.  The surgery will be in the Fall, as Dr. Stanish wants to wait for the release of CarGel in Canada.  This is going to “fill in” the space where the bone/cartilage has broken off.

But Can I Run??

Yes Amy, you can run 🙂  Not crazy run, and not long.  Use pain as my guide.  Run/walk is probably the best bet for now.

Now comes the controlling my reckless abandon and not lacing up to run my legs off…

OH HAPPY DAY 🙂
 

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