I need a little friendly advice from you peeps. I was diagnosed with chondromalacia in September 2004 when training for the Nike 10k. My consultant told me to stop all sporting activities and I have been attending a physio for 10 months on a weekly basis to strengthen my VMO's etc.

To cut a long and dull story short, the physio has not helped at all, I am in pain a lot of the time and mu consultant suggested that I consider having lateral release and 'shaving' all done via an arthroscopy.

He has given me until September to think about it.

Just wondering if anyone has had this procedure done, whether it worked, what to expect, what the recovery period was like etc.

Any advice would be appreciated greatly in me making a decision.

PS. I've put on 2 stone thanks to doing absolutely nowt!


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