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Offline CHC

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Advice on PLC / PCL injury / arthritis
« on: July 15, 2007, 10:42:30 PM »

I injured my knee 7 years ago in a car accident.

I had an arthroscopy in 2002 which confirmed that there was damage to my meniscus (which was trimmed) and a 3rd degree tear to my PCL and damage to my PLC (all right knee).  I was put on the NHS waiting list for PCL reconstruction but delayed the operation as I had just got a new job which involved a lot of training courses.

I subsequently attended weekly physio sessions at a late knee rehab clinic and following further consultations with the specialist, I was advised against reconstructive surgery as my joint had stabilised.  I continued to have annual x-rays to check for signs of arthritis and the stability of the joint to confirm whether surgery would be required.

At my last consultation, the x-ray showed signs of arthritic damage to the medial section of my knee and I had the arthroscopy last week which confirmed the presence of arthritis at the medial femoral condlye.  The surgeon explained that the PLC was quite bad and may still need reconstructing and that the PCL was not too unstable but they would need to speak to me to see whether this needs reconstructing at the same time as my PLC.

I am wanting to gather views on peoples own experiences of PLC / PCL reconstruction before speaking to the surgeon next week as the rehab time is significant and I have two children under 3 who can be quite demanding.

Also, are there any questions I should ask the surgeon about before making a decision.



Offline petewok

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Re: Advice on PLC / PCL injury / arthritis
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2008, 07:29:47 PM »
Hi Chris,

I also have PCL issues.  I was wondering if you ever had your surgery.  How does your knee feel now?
I am 4 months post injury, and still have problems.  I am preparing for the consideration of surgery.