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Offline zebra1922

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PCL Knee support?
« on: August 10, 2018, 09:51:16 PM »
Hello All

I've got quite a complex history with my knee, having multiple surgeries over the past 25 years including 2 MCL repairs, 2 ACL repairs, a PCL repair (failed) and several cartilage trims.  I'm left with a chronically unstable knee, particularly laterally and tibial droop, with onset of arthritis.

The pain is usually manageable, but I referee rugby and as I move up the levels I need to run more in my training and this is now becoming very painful.  Most pain is at the lower front or back of the knee, most likely from my failed PCL and tibial sag.

Surgery is not an option (11 to date and the scar tissue has taken it's toll) so I'm looking for a specialist PCL brace you can run in, ideally something to push the tibia forward and also provide lateral  stability.  I've had a look at the Donjoy's etc but when you're looking to spend over 400 you need some recommendations!

Anyone got any experience of a good knee support to help a PCL injury?  Or is there nothing really out there?


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Re: PCL Knee support?
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2018, 10:20:45 PM »
Get advice from a specialist orthotist, I believe Donjoy expert fitters will travel to see you or you could find a specialist outlet, for example in the past, a company called Ability Matters was recommended to me. Where in the UK ? are you?
Came off bike onto concrete 9/9/09
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Lateral meniscus trim, excision of hoffa's fat pad, chondral stabilisation
More tears and wear, scope planned in Jan 2019 to tidy up

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Re: PCL Knee support?
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2018, 07:05:32 AM »
Have you spoken to Ossur? They make a couple of PCL braces but you might ask them about their custom brace - https://www.ossur.co.uk/injury-solutions/products/knee/custom-ligament-braces/cti-custom
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Re: PCL Knee support?
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2018, 08:29:41 PM »
Get advice from a specialist orthotist, I believe Donjoy expert fitters will travel to see you or you could find a specialist outlet, for example in the past, a company called Ability Matters was recommended to me. Where in the UK ? are you?

Up in Glasgow. There are a few sports injury specialist physios in the city I could try for some advice.

I've just got a Shock Doctor hinged support from Amazon but it's a little restrictive, not sure it's ideal for running.

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Re: PCL Knee support?
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2018, 08:35:39 PM »
« Last Edit: August 11, 2018, 08:38:38 PM by Vickster »
Came off bike onto concrete 9/9/09
LK arthroscopy 8/2/10
2nd scope on 16/12/10
RK arthroscopy on 5/2/15
Lateral meniscus trim, excision of hoffa's fat pad, chondral stabilisation
More tears and wear, scope planned in Jan 2019 to tidy up