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Acl Post Op
Depends: That depends on a number of factors: 1) allograft or autograft - when using your own tendon (either patellar tendon or hamstring tendon), the donor site (where we get the tendon) typically hurts more than the acl reconstruction. 2) type of acl reconstruction - some surgeons are performing "all-inside" acl reconstructions that have significantly less surgical pain, 3) individual pain tolerance. ...Read more
Typical protocol for: Me is bracing in hinged brace. Dressing off at 4-7 days and then you can shower. Stitches out at 14 days. All the while therapy in the brace and wean out of brace 4-6 weeks once quad strength has returned. Crutch use typically is done by 2-3 weeks. Then pt 2-3 times a week until about 2-3 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several reasons: When you tear your acl you not only injury the ligament but can also damage the joint capsule & joint surface. I would discuss this with your doctor to find out what was found out at surgery. In the interim i would suggest mild anti-inflammatories, ice it at night. Continue to stretch and do low impact exercises. ...Read more
I am having weird pains that feel like they are pinching in the back of my knee. I am 6 months post op ACL surgery
Ask your surgeon.: There are numerous sources of pain and re-evaluation by your surgeon would be the most expedient course. He co uld determine if it is a serious problem. ...Read more
Having increased pain in the kneecap, knee is twisting feeling unstable 5 months post op acl/mcl no swelling no poping there has been a snapping?
Muscle weakness: The feeling of instability can be due to muscle weakness, a torn meniscus or looseness in your acl/mcl. You can measure your thigh circumference 6 inches above each kneecap as crude way of determining muscle atrophy. The other two conditions would need to be evaluated by your surgeon. ...Read more
Should i be concerned about a popping noise in my knee while doing a straight leg lift 3 weeks post-op ACL recon?
Should I be concerned I still have inflammation post-op ACL reconstruction surgery? I still cannot bend it all the way too...
ACL Stiffness: ACL surgery involves cutting skin, soft tissue and drilling bone. Stiffness early on is common and rehab exercises are encouraged and may take 4 - 6 weeks to get back to near full motion. If redness, increasing swelling or drainage develops consider getting back with your surgeon. Postoperative pain and inflammation is a normal expected part of recovery and generally resolves with time. ...Read more
Slight knee laxity after ACL recon. What to do to make the ACL stronger. It's been a year post op. ?
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