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Topic Title: Long-term side effects of surgery
Created On: 10/15/2016 08:52 AM
 
 09/16/2017 08:12 AM

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Don_Atlet

<p>&#160;Hi BenM,</p>
<p>I just tried to send an answer detailing muscle strengthening and coordination exercises but was blocked by the website's security control for some reason (it may be a youtube video I referred to for illustrative purposes).</p>
<p>I hope the website owner will sort this out as I cannot retrieve what I wrote and it took me quite some time digging everything out.</p>
<p>Error code / Cloudflare Ray ID: 39f3afbd1fbe412a</p>
<p>Thanks</p>
 09/08/2017 11:09 AM

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TarlowKnee

<p>&#160;Hey Stefan here an Orthopedic Surgeon. As an answer of your question you can do light exercises like squatts.</p>
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<h2 class="fl-heading">STEFAN D. TARLOW, M.D.[br][br]Orthopedic Surgeon[br]Advanced Knee Care[br]tarlowknee.com</h2>
 08/03/2017 10:23 PM

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BenM

<p>&#160;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.</p>
<p>Over the last 3 years my calf muscle has shrunk up to 4 cm diameter from unknowingly favouring my left leg.&#160;</p>
<p>In saying this I have not done any rehabilitation exercises on the tear which is why it causes me so much grief.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>My question is what kind of rehab exercises are you doing and whatbwas your physio recommending.</p>
<p>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)</p>
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<p>Thanks&#160;</p>
<p>Ben M</p>
 07/25/2017 01:14 AM

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KevinBradley

<p>&#160;Good One</p>
 01/29/2017 11:34 AM

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Don_Atlet

<p>&#160;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.</p>
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<p>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.</p>
<p>Good luck.</p>
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 01/28/2017 12:15 AM

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arthurjames

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<p>Don_Atlet, did you get the surgery done?</p>
 01/10/2017 02:13 AM

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walidh

<p>Hi, </p>
<p>i almost have the same fears.. i am still thinking if i should or not do the surgery..</p>
<p>what happened to you? did you get answers to your questions?</p>
<p>thanks</p>
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 10/15/2016 08:52 AM

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Don_Atlet

<p>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</p>
<p>Reaching out to all of those who had a successful ACL reconstruction and ensuing physiotherapy in the past...</p>
<p>...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:</p>
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<p>- 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?</p>
<p>- 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?</p>
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<p>I would be much obliged for any personal experience.</p>

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