Here is something else; has anyone one else come across this? I was given a handout after I left the hospital that states Anti-inflammatory agents (ibuprofen, aspirin, Aleve, Naprosyn, Vioxx, Celebrex, etc.) are not allowed for at least 6-9 months because of their adverse effect on cartilage growth. While I was in the hospital I had been given large doses of intravenous anti-inflammatory agents. I have not asked the surgeon about this, but it is on my mind. I just dont want to alienate the staff by acting like I am a know it all. But based on what happened with PT, I fear the worse. Best wishes to you Paul. Keep us posted.Dennis
That's too bad about having to have a scope. I know I've mentioned this before, but I was at 90 degrees up until around week 7 and around 100 by week 8. I am now at 3.5months and I got to 135 today. his your OS pushing you to have the scope now or are they saying to maybe wait a few more weeks? IMO, 6wks post seems early to give up on ROM and have a scope, especially since you're at 90...60 or 70 would be a different story.
As I've also gone through 2 other major surgeries (VMO and TTO/VMO) which kept me in straigt leg braces with no mobility for 6wks plus and had to work through getting back ROM in each, I am also fairly confident that without significant force I am essentially stuck where I am.I hadn't gained any ROM between week 4 and 6 (and in fact it seemed to have a slight reduction)...I think the concern was that exerting any more force to increase the ROM might damage the graft...so here I am.