Re: MRI Results - Help please understanding
Keep in mind the work I'm talking about is for OCD...not what you have. I just continued researching the subject and found local people who had ankle OCD in Boston and had Microfracture, OATS, ACI and Denovo repair. I found a few people from the area, one went to Hospital for Special Surgery in NY and got OATS, one went to Brigham and Womens and got allograft OATS and one went to MGH (Dr J) and got Denovo. The results varied depending upon who the doc was and what the procedure was. HSS has a huge reputation, but it's not convenient for us and doesn't always work into insurance, so you pay more. The guy who went to Dr J had 3 prior microfracture surgeries ( 2 by her) and they all failed. He claims now he's never felt better after the last Op (Denovo) with Dr J, however there is limited long term studies on the success.
The point is that there are so many variables that can affect the outcome. The doctor you are choosing, the procedure you are having, the rehab and compliance and even then, there is still the risk of continous inflammation, infection, etc.... Everything needs to be considered.
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