Thats great Rick. OH had the procedure in May last year. He has recovered well but is not running. We are back to long days out on the hill walking, he cycles about 140 miles a week and swims. He is wary of running as the consultant was cautious - this is not a cure it is merely a stopgap before the inevitable knee replacement and what you do with the repair post-op dictates to how long it will be before the replacement. We both realise everyone is different and nothing is set in stone though. OH is still looking to begin running again but probably only ever up to about 6 miles off road. I think he is just so happy to be pain free (mostly). Did you have the metal plate removed or have you left it in?