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I'm having knee surgery on Wednesday. I was ran over by a car about 3 years ago and just now am having problems with it. I can barely walk without pain, heat, and swelling. My cartilage is either gone or all torn, so that's getting cleaned out. Then my dr will drill holes in my patella to cause bleeding, which in turn will grow scar tissue to replace the cartilage. Then, since my patella is unstable and completely off track, he Will make a hamstring graft to fix that. If I don't get the surgery, then I will be looking at a partial knee replacement in five years and a TKR in ten. I'm only 31. Has anyone else been through this or something similar? And if so, what can I expect and what will be helpful to know? It's the first time I've ever had a procedure like this, so I'm very nervous. Thanks in advance!
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