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Offline mkcsmartin

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acl recon patella post op fear
« on: August 10, 2008, 02:48:25 PM »

had patella graft 5 days ago. (surgeon says it went great)
after 3 days i fell asleep with the brace off and woke up imagining a funny feeling in my knee,
i may have imagined a twang sensation,
two days on i cannot see any other issues but i am really concerned i damaged it by over extending in my sleep.
is there any chance i have caused a problem or am i being paranoind

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Re: acl recon patella post op fear
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2008, 04:22:01 PM »
Hello. Probably nothing to worry about. You will have many unexplained pains and swelling over the next several weeks. This process takes a long time. You will have great days and you will have set backs. Keeping the swelling down as much as possible really helps. Ice is your friend. Try to be patient and work hard when you start you therapy.
Good luck. Mark.