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OATS Procedure

Anybody out there know anything about OATS procedure. A year and a half ago I had a lateral meniscus repaired and micro surgery to cartilage (lknee). The knee was never quite right and I went to a second ortho. This new MRI revealed same cartilage type damage with no success from Micro surgery worsening of the lateral meniscus and also tear in the medial posteriior horn of meniscus. The latter was evident on the initial MRI pre surgery as a possible tear but untouched by dr as he said it looked ok to him.

Anyway the new dr recommends OATS along with repairing the meniscus. He comes recommended and is a former pro team ortho with tons of experience.

Anyone been through this or have any advice.