My left knee had been through a lot…meniscus & MCL damage, an ACL repair, torn cartilage and a Microfracture. Needless to say, it was recommended to me that I should hang up my soccer boots AND running shoes at the age of 30. A lifetime of playing competitive soccer and running two marathons had finally caught up to me. Walking hurt, running was unbearable, there was no way I would be able to keep my active lifestyle. That is when I was referred to Dr. Brian Cole. He wanted to perform a Medial Femoral Condyle Osteochondral Allograft Transplant. Being too young for a knee transplant, this was my best option. The rehab would be a long road, but once all was said and done I should be able to go back to my active lifestyle! So I decided to have the surgery. The staff was absolutely amazing! They called to check in on me a few times post-surgery. Any question I had, they responded within a few hours. Just amazing. They were very encouraging, throughout the first year of my recovery I was still a little discouraged. I was still experiencing some pain once I was released to full activity and was not confident yet. After speaking with Dr. Cole, he was extremely comforting. My range of mothing was great, strength was coming back, no swelling at all. Walked me through the process again and helped me regain hope that I would be back to my athletic self. I was just in for my two-year checkup and am proud to say that I am out running again, playing sand volleyball and successfully competing in CrossFit. 1000% happy with the outcome. Thank you Dr. Cole for bringing me back!
The Brian Cole MD Knee Guide and Shoulder Guide are your own personalized injury APP's for your pocket. These APP's provide users with detailed information, treatment and identification of the most common injuries.