After 5 years of 'icing and elevating', 2 lots of physiotherapy and a failed Arthroscopy I have finally been told that I will be needing a Cartilage Transplant.... I've also been told that I have to completely give up dance (which I have done for 15 years), that I won't be able to surf anymore and that I will never run again. Although I am physically able to run (not neccessarily pain-free but still possible) I've been told that even after the surgery I will be unable to; just in case the impact damages or breaks the new cartilage.... This has made me a little unsure as to whether or not I want the procedures done and the surgery has an approximate success rate of 60% which also puts me off slightly
At 19 years old I should be able to go for a run.... Does anyone know of any procedures that would benefit me and enable me to live out my life normally?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks,
Asked by Robynlou26 - 4 answers - 5 years 32 weeks ago