Microfracture Technique - Symptoms

What are the signs and symptoms of an articular cartilage injury that may be treated with the microfracture technique?

  • Intermittent swelling - Loose fragments floating in the knee can cause swelling to occur.
  • Pain - Pain with prolonged walking or climbing stairs can occur.
  • Giving way - The knee may occasionally buckle or give way when weight is placed upon it.
  • Locking or catching - Loose, floating pieces of cartilage may catch in the joint as it bends, causing the knee to lock or have limited motion.
  • Noise - The knee may make noise (called crepitus) during motion, especially if the cartilage on the back of the kneecap is damaged. This noise is often described as "snap, crackle, and pop".

About Doctor Barrow...

Dr Michael Stuart Barrow is an Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in knee surgery. He practices from Sunninghill Hospital and the Waterfall Sports Centre.
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Dr. Michael Barrow

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