Cruciate ligaments :
anyone else had this with acl ? - - Posted by scorpion (scorpion), 30 December 2004
Hi everyone, I blew my ACL out in february, had anthroscopy and a medial menisectomy, i've got most of my range back on my knee but i still cant walk anywhere, because of the pain is this solely due to the ACL ? My surgeon doesnt seem to be bothered about this but i'm stressing that it's something else, all that asside , my leg feels longer than the other , thanx and happy new year everyone. regards mick.
Posted by murtaughdog (murtaughdog), 31 December 2004
My initial MRI showed, and was apprarantley confirmed by my OS's tests, a "high grade" acl tear or rupture. I have several friends who currently have the same affliction; however, I am the only one who continued to have constant pain. When my OS did my surgery he found and repaired a nice chunk of my messed up meniscus. I guess my meniscus caused the pain.
Posted by libertynm (libertynm), 2 January 2005
I just sent you a personal message. I agree with Rgr about the variation in symptoms among people with ACL tears.
When is your surgery? You might find that pre-operation PT helps a bit with walking. . .it did for me. My injured leg didn't really feel longer than the other, but I wouldn't judge stairs as well with it and it was almost as if it were left behind a bit. . .that got slightly better with PT as well.
All the best to you!
Posted by scorpion (scorpion), 2 January 2005
much aloha to you, nesanet, thanx for the p.m, also thanx for the reply murtaughdog, guess i got a bit concerned that most people didn't seem to be really bothered by there lack of ACL, guess it's starting to get to me that I can't do my sport anymore. re-reading that sounds really selfish, compared to what some people have to put up with on here, all the best everyone,hope we all get fixed up soon. mick
Posted by Elly (Elly), 5 January 2005
I get a feeling when I relax my muscles and let the leg hang that it is longer than the other because it sort of sags more at the joint - I always presumed it was because of the missing ACL which usually joins the lower leg bone to the upper one.
Also, I saw a well qualified knee physio who told me that the ACL is important for accurate proprioception. In case you don't know what this is, it is feedback from the body to the brain to tell it where your limbs/body are in space (so if you close your eyes you still know where your foot is etc). Some of the main proprioceptive receptors are in tendons and muscle spindles, but the ACL is important for knowing exactly where your knee is as it has lots of forces acting on it.
Maybe what Nesanet described feeling is related to this?
Anyway, hope this helps a little!
Posted by Gab (Gab), 5 January 2005
Unless I got this wrong, you blew your ACL, had reconstruction and now you can't walk after the reconstruction??
How long has it been?
Posted by scorpion (scorpion), 5 January 2005
no gab blew my acl out in february last year, went in for anthroscopy and they did a medial menisectomy in august, and discovered that the acl had gone altogether, so i'm back on the nhs waiting list 9 - 12 months for the acl recon surgery. thanx for the info elly goes to explain why my leg feels longer than the other , regards everyone, mick
Posted by Elly (Elly), 6 January 2005
It's just my own little theory that, so I'd probably mention it to your physio or OS!
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