Sucks to be knee

Just got my MRI results. My ligaments are fine, and apparently the issue is my kneecap which is: too small, irregularly shaped, and the cartilage between it and my femur is irregular and rough.

I'm told surgery won't help because all they can do is smooth out the cartalige and that means "leaving a divot" and that would weaken things more.

Great. So now I have to take some amino acids to help the cartalige and do physio to make my leg muscles stronger. And maybe that'll help.

Oh, and I'm supposed to stop wearing the knee brace 'cause my ACL is fine and that's what the brace is designed to compensate for.

So, I'll try to get on the physio pronto so I can get back to playing hockey.

Written on December 6, 2007