Hi Dan, I feel your pain, I've been there,man. I'm 4 1/2 months out from an ACL, PCL, MCL reconstruction and I am still on crutches, I just started using one every once in a while but have to use both usually, especially after my therapy sessions. You're only 11 days out, try and consentrate on pain management and keeping your quad and calf pumping. I started doing quad flexes and calf pumps day 1 after surgery then graduated to leg lifts. I was locked out in a straight brace for a month after surgery, no bending at all, it SUCKED!!!! I did lots of ice, quad flexes and calf pumps. It's probably the suckiest time of recovery. I'm 4 1/2 months out now and am able to ride the stationery bike for 20 minutes, leg press 120 lbs. for 3 sets of 15 and walk on the treadmill for 5 minutes holding on. The best advice I have for this injury is don't compare yourself to others with one ligament tears, this injury is a completely different animal. We are the statistical 0.02%. Believe me, it gets better, just be patient and positive and try not to fall into a depression, I know it's easy to do but having a negative attitude is very counterproductive. Hang in there and stay positive. Keep me updated on your progress. If you want to hit me up by email too, you can. Take care, John.
Thanks for the reply, Andrea. Your English is great, better than some Americans I know.... Let me get you up to date on my injury. I completely tore my ACL, PCL and MCL in March in a dirtbiking accident. The bottom half of my leg got caught between my bike and a rock when I fell and my leg was bent at a 90 degree angle at my knee facing outward. After I fell I popped my knee back into place, then I went to stand up on it and it totally folded up underneath me at a 90 degree angle facing outward again. We had to splint it with tree branches and I road out with my leg hanging off my bike for 2 hours then an hour in the truck to the hospital. I had my surgery in May, reconstruction of my ACL, PCL and MCL with donor tendons and a lot of cleaning up in there. My Doc said it was a mess in there, lots of damage. My therapy has been going great and I'm definitely getting stronger, as for walking, I'm getting there. Sometimes I'm able to walk with one crutch but usually have to use both, especially days after my therapy because of pushing it so hard. My body weight my be a factor too, I was a big guy before my injury and I'm even bigger now after riding the couch for 6 months. I'm working on taking weight off, in down 10 lbs now and that's made it easier. How did you get your injury? And how's your therapy going now? Thanks again for the reply, it's always nice to be in contact with others that understand what your going through. I have lots of pictures from my crash until now too, let me know if you want to see them. Stay positive. Thanks again, John