KNEEtalk

DIARIES => Post-op diaries (<50 posts) => Topic started by: kingofleon on August 02, 2009, 11:04:37 AM

Title: POST OP /FRACTURED KNEE /ACL RECONSTRUCTION
Post by: kingofleon on August 02, 2009, 11:04:37 AM
Hello knee people

i managed to fracture my knee in 2 places 3months ago  ...... it hurt really bad ..... down hill free riding on my mountain bike ...... 1month into healing and with the help from physio i was looking forward to getting back on my bike within 6 to 8 weeks ...then i had my mri i had torn my acl gutted..i did not no noting about acl until i started to read and look up on the knee it self and all the parts that come with it..... all i can say.. i was really gutted.....  have the op and then no more sports from 6 months to a year .now 3months in and waiting for the op i am over the first bit i have got to terms of what has happened and doing 1 hr of physio every day and going to hospital once a week getting physio and getting checked up ..i am walking around with a minor limp... my left leg is stronger but i can feel a stiffness and the knee gives way every so often that's the acl  ...... its going to be a tough year ahead but i am a positive person....time flys just got to  get on with life for the time being .....positive thinking....whoop whoop
i will be ringing the hospital on monday to find out if i can find out my op date or if iam on the cancelation list  at this moment in time i want the op so i can get on with getting fit again  will keep you all updated weekly

paul
Title: Re: post op
Post by: Clarkey on August 02, 2009, 04:56:07 PM
Hi There,

Welcome to KG you have found the right place to discuss your knee problems, you cant avoid accidents and sometimes you come worse off then anticipated and just have to go through the trauma of pain and surgery to get the knee right again. A fracture to the knee in 2 places must be very painful along with an ACL tear that take time to heal after surgery but should be able to cycle again after some physio and a few months of healing.

Are you from the UK and have to rely on the NHS as it seem to take ages to get anywhere with a knee problem as I found out when they finally decided my knee injury wont get better with out surgery nearly 2 years after my fall onto pavement. Since then can no longer run or walk fast and feel pain and catching inside the knee. I am surprised you have to wait 3 months plus for surgery as my OS wanted to scope my knee in September and saw him on 30th June but prosponed it to October due to work commitments. If you have torn your ACL you should have surgery ASAP rather then wait 3 months plus which is so wrong. My Sister is an orthopaedic nurse and she told me should have surgery done within 18 weeks after seeing the OS and no longer.

Remain positive about it as you are doing and everything will come right for you in the end it just takes time to get there.

Good luck in gettiing an earlier surgery date.

Nick  :) {2009} :)


Title: Re: post op
Post by: kingofleon on August 17, 2009, 06:51:49 PM
 
                                                                             17/08/09

i am now on my 14th week still doing the physio 1 hour a day and feeling good iam reading more diary posts on pre op physio on how people are coping and i am glad i am not the only one.....so rang the hospital today like i do every monday ...have i got a date no.... just a month still October i am getting to a point ...i get a little frustrated as all i want to know is a date .......as for my my knee it feels better a lot stronger than it was thanks to the pyshio  but still have a mild ache  and that it still gives way time to time tahats the acl  ..but  i can walk a lot better than i did 3 weeks ago.....  i goin to do a utube vid on what i do on pyhsio soon.... helps with the boredom hopefully help other people to .... :)cheers all 
Title: Re: post op
Post by: kingofleon on August 19, 2009, 10:05:59 PM
                                                       


                                                    19/08/09


went pt today ......was doing my phsyio night before  and over done it on the trampoline  was trying to run .... rather silly ....i got a sharp pain on my knee  my pt trainer told me to slow down and bring it down a level so i did ...easy does it ... am fine today but have gone back to ice packing the knee which i started  4 days ago damnit feels good  ....
Title: Re: 91 days
Post by: kingofleon on August 31, 2009, 09:39:31 AM

                                                           31/08/09

hi knee people

i just looked on my calender ...wow 91 days since i had my mountain bike accident ....and still no op date to fix acl and other bits of the knee...
still up beat about things as i a can walk alot better but still being carefull and still doing physio ,have calmed down a bit on the workout side of things ,having the weekends of as i was feeling i was over doing it a bit, as my  work kinda helps me out alot with the leg and knee work...but october is the month hopefully just waiting for that letter to come .....

paul
Title: Re: post op
Post by: Clarkey on September 01, 2009, 07:16:57 PM
Hi Paul,

You sound like me overdoing it with your knee buts its hard to accept we cannot do certain things anymore without feeling knee pain and discomfort. You did not really go on a trampoline as its the worse thing you can do if you have a knee injury and there no point in trying to run as I done the same and just cannot run and also feel sharp pain inside the knee. I tried running a few days ago but just cant so no point in trying to as its not going to happen.

Do not run or go on a trampoline until your OS says its ok a few weeks after your surgery as you could make your knee worse. I cant talk as I known to overdo it at the gym with my knee problem but its hard to take things easy as you are finding out and just want to be able to do certain things without feeling knee pain.

Funny you are still waiting for your surgery date and letter from the hospital as I am also waiting for a date in October so should get a letter this month. I saw my OS 30th June 2009 and should hear back soon when I get a surgery date.

Nick :) {2009} :)
Title: Re: post op
Post by: kingofleon on September 10, 2009, 06:11:29 PM
                                                                   


                                                           11/09/09

           15th october is my op date hooray and thank f..k for that ......thats my birthday but i dont mind iam ready for the cutting
           and the drilling happy as larry whoop whoop keep up the physio people  :) ;D :D ;)
Title: Re: post op
Post by: kingofleon on September 12, 2009, 06:01:21 PM
                                                                            12/09/09

          as you can tell from my last reading i am very happy about my op date , i am glad at last i can prepare things and sort my work out
           ... its a good feeling  ....... i have a pre post check up on the 28th sept  at     

           hospital ,  ready for my op date on the 15th of october  ........  all i can say to people who have the same problem as me do your   

           physio daily it helps alot after the op....   i will not go on line now until my pre  op date  then after that i will do a daily diary and tell       
           you guys  how it feels and drugs i am taking ......def the pain from 1 to 10  ;)
            how i am coping and how much pain
Title: Re: post op
Post by: Clarkey on September 26, 2009, 11:56:18 AM
Hi Paul.

Well done in getting a surgery date on your Birthday but will be the best present you will get that day if your OS can sort out your knee problem it will be worth it. I am still waiting for my surgery date and also ment to be next month in october. Its important to do physio after your surgery as your muscle become weak and need building up again.

Nick :) {2009} :)
Title: Re: post op
Post by: kingofleon on September 27, 2009, 04:47:55 PM
Cheers clarkey

 hopefully everything will go well.... hope you get your date sooner than later....  i have my pre op tommro  ie blood tests .urine samples  fittness level  should be all fine all i hope is my op dont get canceled

tis all good
Title: Re: post op
Post by: Clarkey on September 29, 2009, 07:44:23 PM
Hi Paul,

How did your pre op appointment go yesterday? I have still not got a letter from the hospital but in no great rush as I am still fairly busy at work in October so November or December would suit me better. I dont think your surgery will be cancelled I think you cant have a high temperature when having surgery but could wrong so dont take my word. Not too long now till your surgery date and Birthday.

Nick :) {2009} :)
Title: Re: post op
Post by: kingofleon on September 29, 2009, 09:32:42 PM
 

                                                         29/09/09                                           

 so i went to my pre assessment Monday  ...i was told i would be  there 3 to 4 hours ..... they were right .... i arrived at 8 .45 at the 
    hospital  ... i was seen straight away by a nurse ..... was asked certain question's about my health....fit of course .... weighed  12.10.....
  the nurse wiped dyes on my arm to see if it would irritate me in any way for the op me thinks .... it didn't..... next i was taken to a bed  another nurse came in asked me more personal questions........ took my blood pressure.....and asked me how i am coping told her the norm limping as normal  the knee hurts when i work it etc etc ......then i waited ....not long Mr Wilson my surgeon was coming to see me or his right hand man.....
it was his right hand man cant remember his name but he was very nice man  .....so he asked me more question's looked at my knee pulled it about a bit ...its not nice seeing 1 part of your leg kinda separating from your knee ...... i asked him some questions like how long will i be of work......  i said to him i would like to get back within 4 to 6 weeks..... he said 12 weeks to 3 months ....hum......it depends how fit you are and again and doing your physio ....like i say your health is so important so i will see week to week how i get on ...... so once i finished with the right hand man  i had a blood test that was the longest i waited   20 min i reckon .... i was out of the hospital by 12  ....so next time i go in i am having my ACL and what ever else they find in my left knee operation whoop whoop

  kind regrds to all the kneegeeks

Title: Re: post op
Post by: Clarkey on October 15, 2009, 07:10:27 PM
Hi Paul,

I hope your surgery went ok for you today and had no complications, did your OS find any other problems while he was inside the knee apart from the ACL repair. Happy Birthday as well I suppose you will be feeling too tired to go out tonight to celebrate your Bithday and having your knee surgery done. If you dont feel up to celebrating tonight you got friday and the weekend to make up for it.

I am sure you feeling the after affects of your surgery and knee is feeling sore and is swollen but at least the surgery side is over and now can concentrate on doing some physio.

Nick :) {2009} :)

Title: Re: post op plus pre op
Post by: kingofleon on October 16, 2009, 10:44:38 PM
15/10/09

my birthday .... op went well i was high all day so my feelings were very weird did not compute....

16/10/09

so feeling a a lot better today  the drugs have worn of so i am aching all round the knee area and feeling very sore  ..

Mr wilson my surgeon told me it went really well.... i had a small tear on my cartliage which was causeing loads of problems  for me post op ...the acl reconstruction went well ....my physio matt came to see me on my hospital bed about 12 midday today  he made me walk on my cructhes  25 percent on my left leg and walk up and down stairs ,matt made me bend my leg 90 degrees painfull but i could do it  5 reps 4 times a day..... and 5 reps leg straighteninng  4 times a day .... regular icing on the knee to get the swelling down as well... i was discharged at 3pm this afternoon my physio told me to do all this for the next 6 weeks  well thats today lets see how i am tommro
Title: Re: post op
Post by: Clarkey on October 17, 2009, 11:15:01 AM
Hi Paul,

Pleased your surgery went ok and Mr Wilson took a good look inside the knee and saw a torn cartliage even though it was a small tear its good he repaired it for you and reconstructed your acl. You had to spend one night in Hospital but I suppose its routine after repair of your acl and was in good hands for the 1st 24 hours after your surgery.

Its good that Matt is already starting PT as its so important to go through it otherwise your leg muscles go to waste. How long was you in theatre for as I can imagine it would take some time to do acl reconstruction.

Just ice the knee and carry on doing PT and you should recover well from the surgery.

I would ask Sheila the Owner of KG to move your thread to the other post up diary 100 posts section above this one as you will get more posts back on that section then this section thats for longer diaries. Send her a personal message just click on kneeguru and she will be happy to move it as she has done with my diary.

Nick :) {2009} :)
Title: Re: post op
Post by: kingofleon on October 19, 2009, 05:36:18 PM
                                         19/10/09


4 days ago i had my op .....  my leg feels weak  ....but only being 4 days old  i guess thats why .....
 i am doing my phsyio 4 times a day and walking on crutches up a down my road  just for  fresh air  i hate being stuck in a house all day ...  then just resting i am ice packing every couple of hours  keep ye swelling down ....on the pain barrier  i have not been in much pain at all  i have a few throbs here and there but overall  out of ten  i can say 3 to 4  and thats from the start of my op day  drugs helped .....i have been on cocodamal for a couple of days but not regular  if i can cope with the pain i cope ...
Title: Re: post op
Post by: Clarkey on October 20, 2009, 07:10:31 PM
Hi Paul,

I seen from another posting of yours you are having problems sending a personal message to Sheila the Owner of Kneeguru. It completely slipped my mind that you have to have 20 plus posts to be able to send a personal message to other members and Sheila. She know as The Kneeguru and not Kneeguru which can be found below each subject under Moderators.

Post in The Games Room section under the Quizzes, games & fun contests to make your posts up to 20 and can then send a personal message to Sheila and other members on KG.

Glad your making some progress in your recovery.

Nick :) {2009} :)
Title: Re: post op
Post by: kingofleon on October 22, 2009, 06:09:24 PM
                                                   22/10/09

 had my first pt training  today  .......so i have got to try and keep my leg straight its just not there at mo  ....i was told to do more bending of knee so 10 reps knee bend 4 times a day 10 reps leg straighten a day 4 times a day....
today my leg has been painfull was trying not to have to many meds ....but i need them  it hurts  ...from 1 to 10  its been a 6  ... so thats 1 week on ..... i have a long way to go ....
Title: Re: post op
Post by: Clarkey on October 22, 2009, 07:06:19 PM
Only need to do 5 more posts before you can send personal messages.

Its going to take some time to get your knee back to normal and will feel alot of pain for the 1st couple of weeks after your surgery. I dont know what its like myself as I not had surgery yet but been reading up what other members have been through after surgery.

Nick :) {2009} :)
Title: Re: post op
Post by: kingofleon on October 25, 2009, 02:38:28 PM
                                                   25/10/09

  feeling a lot better today ..... still struggling to get round on my crutches  but the pain is not as bad as it was a couple of days ago ..... cant tell if my knee is any better until i start proper physio....  i  can feel it give way from time time  but iknow it takes a while for  my new acl to set  ....  and i need to  excercise to strenghen up my leg  cause there is  no meat on my left leg at    the moment .... alll i know on a personal side its very hard for my wife  as we have two baby children  and i am the third.... it s a lot of pressure on her ...alll i can say i s a ilove her to bits ...  :) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: post op
Post by: kingofleon on October 26, 2009, 04:59:56 PM
                                                         26/10/09

              noting much today done my physio  have no pain as doing meds daily  ....had a look at my knee today  it doesnt look that swollen  ...it still looks alot bigger than my other knee but not as bad as my fracture looked  .....now that was ugly  had a look at one of key holes cant believe how small the hole is genius  these surgeons ...end off 
Title: Re: post op
Post by: kingofleon on October 28, 2009, 08:04:32 AM
                                                   28/10/09

nearly two weeks   .....feeling alot better these last couple of days still feel little bits of aches and pains in the knee area .......as being self employed i have to sort jobs ,out like yesterday  i found it quite hard i did no work but went to look at a job  i was stood up for about 2 hour s   ..... my foot swelled up like a ballon not doing that again ...... :D
Title: Re: post op
Post by: kingofleon on October 29, 2009, 11:57:36 AM
                                     29/10/09

physio today  mark my pt was happy  with what i have been doing and gave me a new excercise 1 no black band which i strap round my chair i have to pull leg up 45 degrees  4 x a day  10 reps   
Title: Re: post op
Post by: kingofleon on November 05, 2009, 11:25:06 AM
                                                         5/10/09

nearly 3 weeks into op feeling alot better down sized on meds ....still on crutches counting the weeks down..... still have a little pain on my cartlidge right hand side of my knee comes and goes not regular ... went to see surgeon on tues at 4 he told me to slow down .... i have been seeing a few jobs.. but i have to    being self employed you got to keep going i do every thing with ease and at snail pace ....i am just waiting for this 6 week s to go by ..i would like to walk .... :)
Title: Re: post op
Post by: Clarkey on November 05, 2009, 03:28:41 PM
Hi Paul,

I know its hard but dont overdo it with your knee as its going to take some time before your knee get back to as normal as possible. Its hard if you are self employed not being able to do your job as well as you would like but you not long had surgery and the knee takes time to recover again.

Nick :) {2009} :)
Title: Re: post op
Post by: kingofleon on November 13, 2009, 10:33:52 AM
                                                      13/11/09

                                         4 weeks  thursday  just gone

still on crutches  my knee is feeling better but i feel i still cant walk on it  ..i am wishing the next 2 weeks away .. hurry up .... still doing minor physio ...knee feels alright considering i am on crutches  ....its still stiff. ...but when i lay it down straight for half an hour  it feels good to bend it  so that must mean a little progress..
will be seeing physio on tues for my nearly 5 week progress report  where i had my muscle moved below my knee i can feel it tugging down my leg but that not a problem part of the healing process but the boredom is still there thank god for games consoles .... ;)
   
Title: Re: post op
Post by: Clarkey on November 13, 2009, 03:32:08 PM
Hi Paul,

4 weeks have gone by already time seems to fly by and will know what rehab is like when I have surgery on my right knee on Monday morning. I ahve been told might not need crutches after my surgery but think I may need them for the 1st week or 2. Keep on top of your physio and you should be fine as it takes time to get knee back to normal after surgery.

Nick :) {2009} :)
Title: Re: post op
Post by: kingofleon on November 13, 2009, 05:44:32 PM
good luck nick it will be fine hopefully in a couple months you will be back on it  good luck on monday

regards paul
Title: Re: post op
Post by: Clarkey on November 14, 2009, 02:32:20 PM
Hi Paul,

Thanks for good luck message and I am certain my surgery will go ok as I have one of the UK's top Knee Surgeons working on me so I am in very safe hands.

I hope your recovery goes ok for you.

Nick :) {2009} :)
Title: Re: post op
Post by: kingofleon on November 19, 2009, 08:10:34 AM
                                                                      5 weeks
                                                             

                                                                         19/11/09

so its been 5 weeks and six weeks next week,  hopefully i wil be starting on walking agian hopefully,  i had pt on monday as i missed 2 weeks as i was away and that they cant really do noting for me until my cartledges heal which i think they have now ,as i have no twitches any more from that area one problem out the way  now for my acl ...
iam still on my crutches which i am now gagging for them to go away as it feels like i have had them for time ..... i was hoping that iwas going to come of them next week but alas  i was thinking wrong...i now no that i have no mucsle at all in my top leg just flab it looks like a stick ...i asked my pt when will we start on the walikng he said not untill i have seen my surgen again so thats dec 1.... 2 weeks  ...my pt man mark will not do any more until the main man instructs him ....  i am still doing minor pt  and leg band round chair i could not do that about a week ago and that was only doing 45 degrees of chair now its no problem .....so thats progress.....
Title: Re: post op
Post by: Clarkey on November 19, 2009, 11:35:45 AM
Hi Paul,

Sounds like you are doing well after your surgery 5 weeks ago and glad you seeing a Physio and was not given the option to see one so booked an appointment with my GP so I can also be guided by a Physio as I need advise what I can and cannot do at the Gym when I am fit enough to return.

My surgery fairly minor compared to yours but feel its important to see a Physio after any kind of knee surgery as I am known to be lazy and wont do the excercises given so need to be guided by a Physio.

Your knee will improve as each week passes so must listen to your Physio.

Nick :) {2009} :)
Title: Re: post op
Post by: kingofleon on November 30, 2009, 12:16:17 PM
                                                 47 DAYS AFTER OP



SO TOMMRO I AM GOING TO SEE SURGEN OR SOMEONE  TO SEE HOW I AM GETTING ON , HOPEFULLY THEY WILL GIVE ME THE GO TO GET BACK ON MY FEET AND START WALKING AS NOW I REALLY  WANT TO GET OF THESE CRUTCHES,  SO ON THURSDAY MY PT MARK CAN SAY LETS DO THIS AS I KNOW HE WANTS TO SEE ME DOING MORE EXCERCISES  (I WANT TO DO A 55 MILE BIKE RIDE IN THE SUMMER A RACE WITH MY DAD FROM BASINGSTOKE TO WITTERING ,HE RIDES THE BUS WHILE I CYCLE THE QUICKEST ROUTE  AS I KNOW I CANT DO NO DH RIDING AS IMPACT IS A NO NO PROB  SO ROAD BIKING IT IS FOR A WHILE) SO BACK TO THE KNEE 47 DAYS  OLD MY KNEE IS STILL SWELLED  BUT NOT AS BAD AS IT WAS 6 WEEKS AGO   I AM SLEEPING A LOT BETTER TWISTING AND TURNING IN BED IS FINE ..... I STILL HAVE MINOR PAINS AND A LITTLE DISCOMFORT  BUT NOT ON A SCALE IT WAS 5 TO SIX WEEKS AGO    I HAVE TRYED TO WALK A LITTLE BUT FEELS STRANGE  I THINK ITS IN THE MIND AS BEING ON CRUTCHES AND ONLY DOING 25 % PRESSURE  DOES NOT HELP ...IT FEELS LIKE EVERY STEP MY LEG CLUMPS INSTEAD OF A NICE PRESSURE IT CLUMPS I CANT THINK OF ANY OTHER WORD  FOR IT END OF TRANSMISSION
Title: Re: post op
Post by: kingofleon on December 01, 2009, 05:32:56 PM
                                                    DAY 48


WENT TO SEE MR WILSON TODAY WAITED 45 MIN ....LOVE THE NHS..WENT IN TOTHE ROOM ...  MR WILSON CAME IN ASKED HOW I WAS .... TOLD HIM FINE RESTING LEG   STILL STIFF ETC ETC NORMAL PAINS

HE BENT MY LEG TUGGED DID THE NORMAL  TOLD ME MY ACL HAD SET, IT WAS LIKE A ROCK  ...WHOOPIE  AND I MEAN THAT WELL CHUFFED...  SO HE SAID GET OF THE CRUTCHES  AND GET ON WITH SOME SERIOUS WEIGHT BEARING  HE SHOWED ME THE OP  THE TORN ACL   ...nice ...
SO THURSDAY  PT FULL  ON ISH  GET ON MY BIKE IN THE GARAGE AND START WORKING OUT  AND HOPEFULLY BACK TO WORK NEXT YEAR  BY THE WAY HE SAW FOR ABOUT 5 MIN    SEE YOU IN SIX WEEKS MR WILSON .... ;D
 
Title: Re: post op
Post by: Clarkey on December 05, 2009, 12:18:31 PM
Hi Paul,

See that you have been moved to the other 100 post up section, glad your appointment went well with Mr Wilson.

Nick :) {2009} :)
Title: Re: post op
Post by: kingofleon on December 05, 2009, 04:48:50 PM
CHEERS FOR THAT  NICK SORTED
Title: Re: post op/ pre op/acl reconstruction/ fractured knee
Post by: kingofleon on December 09, 2009, 05:31:57 PM
                                                       DAY 56

I HAVE NOW STARTED WELL INTO MY PHYSIO AND BOY DOES IT HURT WHEN I DO IT .... AND AM WALKING STILL WITH A MILD LIMP BUT I CAN FEEL FULL SUPPORT INJ MY KNEE ,  MY KNEE SWELLING IS  STILL THERE  JUST ABOVE THE KNEE SO WHEN I DO PT STRAIGHT AFTER ,ICE PACKING 10 MINS ONLY
THIS IS THE LIST OF PT I AM DOING AT  MO


TOWEL STRECTCHES 30 TO 40 SECS

TIGHTEN QUADS  30 TO 40 SECS

LUNGING 10 REPS BOTH SIDES

KNEELING   30SEC

STRETCHES CALF HAMSTRING 30 SEC

BANDS SITTING BENDING KNEE 10 REPS AND BENDING 45 DEGREES UP 10 REPS

BALANCE BOARD 5 MIN

MINI SQUATS ON BACK OF DOOR 10 REPS

BIKE LOW RESISTANCE 10 MIN

BRIDGING 10 REPS


WHICH I AM DOING EVERY DAY  TAKES ABOUT 20 MIN IAM WALKING ROUND HOUSE BUT WHEN I GO OUT I USE A CRUTCH...

MY PT MAN MARK TOLD ME I AM UP AND DOWN WITH THE LEG STRAIGHTENING  AND THE I AM NOT WALKING STRAIGHT SO I AM ADAPTING  TO THAT MARK HAD SHOWN ME AWAY OF WALKINGTHE  RIGHT WAY

.MY PAINS FROM MY KNEE ARE MILD BUT I ALWAYS GET 1 PAIN ON MY KNEE INNER
SIDE OF KNEE IN MIDDLE I HAVE BEEN TOLD THIS WILL SETTLE SOON  I HOPE IT DOES .  I HAVE STARTED TAKING 2 COCODAMAL A DAY 1 IN MORNING 1 IN EVENING TO EASE PAIN ..
I DO KNOW FROM LAST WEEK WHEN I CAME OF THE CRUTCHES  I HAVE PROGRESSED A LOT IN 7 DAYS  I AM DEF A LOT HAPPIERTHAN I WAS 6 WEEKS AGO

CHEERS ALLL
Title: Re: POST OP /FRACTURED KNEE /ACL RECONSTRUCTION
Post by: Clarkey on December 12, 2009, 02:30:53 PM
Hi Paul,

Good idea to change yout title now people can see what type of surgery you have been through. Good you are doing well with your PT and will have to go through pain to make any progress.

Try not to post in capital letters I think it puts members off posting back as it looks like you are shouting. I hope you dont take it the wrong way just want to give you tips and do not mean to be nasty in any way just looks better in normal font rather then having the caps locks on all the time.

Nick :) {2009} :)
Title: Re: POST OP /FRACTURED KNEE /ACL RECONSTRUCTION
Post by: kingofleon on January 19, 2010, 06:28:35 PM
                                                                  14 weeks

Losing count on days ....

had my check up today with mr wilson  he was very happy at what stage i am at...  minor pain all round on the knee area ... stuck like glue he replied ..mr wilson wants to see me in 6 months time  and that will be it ... he told me no snowboarding or contact sport for a year hopefully that dont mean biking i am going out on my bike for the first time in nine months on saturday only road .

I am still doing pt every day bar sundays  and walkng alot i have stopped going to the hospital every week  only go every two weeks .. next time i go i will adding on more excercises  so will list what i am doing ...
overall  my knee is getting better  as weeks go on  there are still weekness around area when i do certain work outs  but that is down to not having built up muscle in around knee area .... i am thinking the way iam now in another month i can see a lot of improvment and now a light at the end of the tunnel 

cheers all

paul

Title: Re: POST OP /FRACTURED KNEE /ACL RECONSTRUCTION
Post by: Clarkey on January 19, 2010, 07:40:23 PM
Hi Paul,

I am pleased your check up with Mr Wilson went went well for your today its good to read a positive outcome after a scope rather then reading negative postings. As long as you keep on top of your PT you should be fine and sure it will be your last visit to Mr Wilson in 6 months time.

Nick :) {2010} :)
Title: Re: POST OP /FRACTURED KNEE /ACL RECONSTRUCTION
Post by: kingofleon on January 24, 2010, 02:52:38 PM
                                                         24/01/10

i just did a 15 mile bike ride around the country side on roads and a bit of offroad  knee feels okay  i could feel my limits on the pressure of riding but after the ride i feel alright no pain   :D
Title: Re: POST OP /FRACTURED KNEE /ACL RECONSTRUCTION
Post by: kingofleon on February 07, 2010, 04:54:59 PM
                                                                          106 days

106 days on i am back to work full on now... i had def 3 months of work   ,i am back on my mountain road bike now on sunday weekend s doing about 10 miles round trip....... pt nearly every day as my work is doing a lot of walking bending down walking up and down stairs etc   ....there is still minor pain on  my knee as i say every time now its minor .....but knee still not right there yet still a couple of months away i think may be more ..... i am walikng fine now ...but some time s i forget and start to limp  but not a lot...... as i think i have said i can see the end of the road now its still a bit far away but its there ....cheers yalll

Title: Re: POST OP /FRACTURED KNEE /ACL RECONSTRUCTION
Post by: Clarkey on February 09, 2010, 07:14:18 PM
Hi Paul,

Its good you are now able to do more things again and can ride your mountain bike again without to many problems with the knee. Its good you are still keeping on top of your PT as it all helps towards your recovery.

Nick  :) {2010} :)
Title: Re: POST OP /FRACTURED KNEE /ACL RECONSTRUCTION
Post by: kingofleon on June 02, 2010, 07:39:39 PM
                                              update

1 year ago last week i my mis fortune

8 months from op

the good news i am back full on with my mountain bike

running and keeping fit .......i have had not much time to go to pt ...but i now have a personal trainer which at the moment i use twice a week and my god he is a god send my legs have improved ten fold .... so very happy...
all i can say at mo i still have little  bug barers on the knee ..as i have been told by some one else who has had acl it takes a long time for every thing to settle so i am very happy with the progress  ....

paul
Title: Re: POST OP /FRACTURED KNEE /ACL RECONSTRUCTION
Post by: Clarkey on June 03, 2010, 07:14:11 PM
Hi Paul,

Good for you that your recovery is going well and are now working with a personal trainer, which can only be a good thing as they are really good at their job. I read about ACL recontruction surgery on KG, and it does take time to recovery from the surgery.

Not long now till the World Cup, think it starts next week Friday!

Nick :) {2010} :)
Title: Re: POST OP /FRACTURED KNEE /ACL RECONSTRUCTION
Post by: kingofleon on June 06, 2010, 05:31:50 PM
its a long haul mate i am just glad to be riding again and walking properly  .....dont think i will get totally over it but time will tell.....  ihope your knee is getting better send me some feed back on how you are getting on ......COME  ON ENGLAND ..... ;D
Title: Re: POST OP /FRACTURED KNEE /ACL RECONSTRUCTION
Post by: anna82marie on June 08, 2010, 07:06:34 PM
Sounds like you're doing well! It's so great to come on here and read something positive!

I had a skiing accident Feb '09 and have been to and from Mr Wilsons office ever since! I had some surgery in October and he's doing more at the end of this month!

I met Mark on the ward; My physio is Aileen and is the nicest person to cause me pain.... EVER.

Anyway, glad you're doing so well.

Having just read all of your posts I have just realised that you had your pre op the same day as me and surgery the day after me with the same surgeon (whos right hand man was called Sam; but he has now left).
Title: Re: POST OP /FRACTURED KNEE /ACL RECONSTRUCTION
Post by: kingofleon on June 17, 2010, 05:23:26 PM
well i hope you are coping well with  your injury......

mark has been my pt instructor for 8 months ...hes have been great ....

like i  say i am 9months now and still have pain s but minor at that ,still got a bit to go untill the knee is100 %but back to what i love doing  going down hills very fast
and then walking back up them all good excercise for my leg ....

and as i say you should always be positive there are a lot more people worse of then us ...

regards paul
Title: Re: POST OP /FRACTURED KNEE /ACL RECONSTRUCTION
Post by: anna82marie on August 03, 2010, 07:45:12 PM
There certainly are people worse off than us!

I have just had further surgery done by Mr Wilson, an open posterior capsule release and am now the proud owner of a foot long scar down my leg. I have given my leg a new name and it will only be refered to as 'frankenleg' from now on!

I am struggling to regain flexion again and unfortunately the surgery hasn't seemed to gain me any extension. It did however highlight a problem with the top of my TP - It seems my avulsion fracture didn't heal properly and the top of my tibia is the wrong shape which may be hindering my movement! Back to see Mr Wilson at the end of August so he can look at my X rays and scans and decide on the next course of action!
 
Hope you're still doing well.
Title: Re: POST OP /FRACTURED KNEE /ACL RECONSTRUCTION
Post by: anna82marie on December 16, 2010, 11:22:59 PM
Hi Paul!

Just a quick one to say that I hope your knee is 100% these days and you have no left over issues from your accident!
I am back in with Mr Wilson February sort of time to remove the malformed bit of bone on the top of my tib. It sounds pretty gruesome and involves removing my ACL completely, but as the ROM in that knee is shocking anyway it shouldn't make that much difference! He reckons that 6months after he will reconstruct, so it's all good!
Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a pain free 2011.

Anna