Had a 2.5 CM Giant Cell Tumor removed from the inside of my knee just under the patella, exactly 4 weeks ago today via scope. Doctor told me to take it easy for 4 weeks, and when I asked for specifics on athletic time frames he kind of just gave me the "take it slow and just do what you think you can" speech which felt very generic and extremely vague. Pushed for more info but he wouldn't budge on it.
Swelling has been completely gone for about 7 days now, full ROM in flexion and extension, scars seem to be pretty far along in the healing process but the skin feels a little thick underneath. No pain whatsoever, no tenderness, bruising, or fluid in the knee that I can tell. Keeping up with all exercises, basically saved all the PT from a previous ACL replacement and used those as a guideline but shorter lengths on each step as this is obviously a much shorter recovery. Kept up with balance and proprioception exercises so I doubt that will be an issue.
Basically been getting real gitty and feeling couped up. Debating on going for a light jog this weekend because I love it. I obviously won't push it but is there anyone who has had similar surgery who can kind of bounce their own recovery times off of me to give me kind of a ballpark if this is a good idea or not? Getting really bored of doing squats, stairs, leg lifts, don't want to hurt myself, but my doctor also didn't give me a whole lot to work with as far as info. Thanks for readin.