Long-term side effects of surgery

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Created On: 10/15/2016 08:52 AM

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 08/03/2017 10:23 PM

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BenM

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 Hey, I've had a complete ACL tear in my right knee for 3 years now, it does hold me back from playing sports as when I twist or land hard on the leg the knee 'Pops' out of position, in which I need to be quick in snapping it back in before the swelling starts otherwise it could end up in a couple of days not being able to weight bare.

Over the last 3 years my calf muscle has shrunk up to 4 cm diameter from unknowingly favouring my left leg. 

In saying this I have not done any rehabilitation exercises on the tear which is why it causes me so much grief.

Two months ago I had a dirtbike accident which gave me a full tear ACL and PCL, partial tear in MCL partial fractures in the tibia and fibia in my LEFT knee ( which sucks) just had surgery two weeks ago and had the left knee fixed up which was a must.

My question is what kind of rehab exercises are you doing and whatbwas your physio recommending.

I went to mine yesterday and had an 1hr consultation on which she had just massaged it and gave me a hand written page of scribble ( very disappointed as it was quite expensive)

 

Thanks 

Ben M

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 07/25/2017 01:14 AM

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KevinBradley

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 Good One



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 01/29/2017 11:34 AM

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Don_Atlet

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 Hey Arthur James, no I did not. I went for intense physiotherapy with training+massage+specialist every day for 6 weeks. It helped me gain muscle strength quickly and see if there was a lot of residual instability.

 

Having seen the results, I do not think surgery is necessary for me at he moment. It depends on the case I guess. I have also posted my progress on another forum, which you can find under kneeguru.co.uk under general topics and the same topic headline as here.

Good luck.

 

 

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 01/28/2017 12:15 AM

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arthurjames

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Don_Atlet, did you get the surgery done?



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 01/10/2017 02:13 AM

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walidh

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Hi,

i almost have the same fears.. i am still thinking if i should or not do the surgery..

what happened to you? did you get answers to your questions?

thanks

 

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 10/15/2016 08:52 AM

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Don_Atlet

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Background: Mid twenties, ACL torn (MRI + positive knee examination by two surgeons), five weeks after the incident no instability issues, no knee pain, established range of motion, remaining IT band pain

Reaching out to all of those who had a successful ACL reconstruction and ensuing physiotherapy in the past...

...I was pondering whether to have surgery despite a stable knee, I would be glad if anyone of you could share their experience in terms of:

 

- Did the surgery have any long-term side effects, e.g. does any area around your knee or leg started to hurt after surgery and has this not gone away?

- Has the surgery fully addressed the psychologically issue of fearing instability in the knee, i.e. do you now use your injured knee just like you did before surgery?

 

I would be much obliged for any personal experience.

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