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Offline derobertson

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MPFL Reconstruction
« on: November 12, 2017, 05:10:43 AM »
I had MPFL reconstruction on 10/6 of this year, so I'm a little over 5 weeks post op. The swelling in my knee has barely went down, is this normal? My doctor said ice it 20 minutes once a day, and I do this, but it doesn't seem to help.

I was fully weight bearing within the first week of my surgery, but I started spasming 2 weeks after, so my doctor prescribed valium for the spasms. I went back on crutches, and now I'm stuck with one crutch. I was actually trying to get off it completely, but my knee started feeling like it would buckle randomly. So now, I'm still walking with one crutch or with a walker. When walking, on the inside of my knee, it feels like it gets really tight randomly(like it's going to cramp up), and I nearly fall down trying to get the weight off of it.

Also I'm in a bledsoe brace, and I HATE it when it falls down my leg. Is there any way to prevent this? I have to hold on it to when I walk to make it feel comfortable.

Offline Beeeskneess

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Re: MPFL Reconstruction
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2018, 11:14:59 AM »
I had a MPFL reconstruction 10th October 2017 alongside many other procedures in the same 3 hours. Iím sure swelling was somewhat normal, and Iíve experienced tightening where the hamstring was attached so youíre not alone. Although, the rest of your symptoms... I canít say Iíve experienced. Goodluck















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