About Me: Male, 49, Los Angeles, CA, member since Jun 2011
I am an active male and I have played soccer for most of my life. I developed some knee problems from wear and tear and eventually got a meniscus tear in my left knee. After consulting with an orthopedic surgeon I got a micro fracture surgery and that was the worst dec
[More]ision of my life. Post surgery my knee never recovered to its pre-surgery status. As a matter of fact, my knee has atrophied and gotten weaker to the point where I cannot run, jump rope, practice martial arts or climb stairs activities that I took for granted have become an exercise in severe and excruciating pain. I am considering getting an autologus chondrocyte implantation surgery or something similar and I am wondering if this is the right decision. I am only 44 years old and I am not ready to give up my life of activity and exercise and live with pain. Please advise.
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