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.