My hubby said that they did have to do a bit of clean up to the chondral area arthroscopically but they also did an IT Band release. This involved an incision, as it can't be done with the scope. I can't see my knee yet, as I have to keep all dressings and the ACE bandage on until Monday.......with post op visit probably Wednesday.
I have done some reading on the IT Band Release surgery and there are mixed reviews, almost everyone says it should be a last resort. I guess for me, with 7 months of no running and no response to PT, this was a last resort. I sooooooo hope that once I get through rehab, this will be the fix for me........
Has anyone out there had IT Band Release Surgery.....any success stories????
Here are some pics of my knee before surgery ( looks like a plain old knee, with some fat pads from all the non working out I've been doing!!)