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Major Surgery For Ohlund

from Damian Crisodero of the Tampa Bay Times,

It is easy to understand why Mattias Ohlund said, “I wake up every day in a bad mood.”

The Lightning defenseman is in pain, and the ache in his left knee that has kept him sidelined the entire regular season and off skates completely since mid November is getting worse.

“We have great trainers, and they work with me every day,” Ohlund said. “We’ve tried everything. We’ve been thinking and talking about this and finally came to the conclusion it’s time to get it done.”

What Ohlund, 35, will have done Thursday at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio is major surgery on his left knee that likely is the last best hope of saving his career.

The complicated procedure performed by noted orthopedist Anthony Miniaci will use a thin layer of titanium to resurface the bottom of the femur behind the kneecap. That should create a cushion where cartilage that usually covers the bone has flaked off to such an extent there is painful bone-on-bone rubbing at the patellofemoral joint.

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HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

sounds like half a knee replacement, just dont’ have to replace that knuckle in there.  1 in 20 americans over 40 have full knee replacements and it’s really MUCH more commonplace than it used to be.  Most people wonder why they didn’t get it done sooner.  I can appreciate his particular issue, I have the beginning of that issue in my right knee.  Thanks Uncle Sam

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 02/20/12 at 01:03 PM ET

Evilpens's avatar

well I have Arthritis in My Knees & Ankles & I am headed that way myself, Let me tell you I can’t even imagine playing with the pain he had before shutting
it down

Posted by Evilpens on 02/20/12 at 02:13 PM ET

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