Many professional athletes have suffered articular cartilage injuries to the knee greg oden was the first selection in the 2007 nba draft and was diagnosed with an articular cartilage injury 4 months later he then went on to have a microfracture procedure this procedure has become so common in the nba that a website has been developed that . Microfracture procedure of the knee postoperative rehab protocol you will see a tmi physical therapist on post operative day 1 and begin a rehabilitation program you will also be set up with a continuous passive motion cpm machine the cpm should be used for 6 hours daily for 6 weeks you may sleep in the cpm machine. Post operative microfracture protocol for femoral condyle brian j white md wwwwestern orthocom the intent of this protocol is to provide guidelines for progression of rehabilitation. The knee injury of jadeveon clowney the number one pick in this years nfl draft battled injuries before the season ever started he underwent surgery to repair a sports hernia in june he missed time after suffering a concussion in a preseason practice then clowney injured his right knee in the first regular season game against washington. Patients must not resume sports that involve pivoting cutting and jumping for 4 to 6 months after a microfracture procedure full activity may be resumed once the physician has examined the knee and given approval for the patient to return to sports activity rehabilitation protocol for patients with patellofemoral chondral defects
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