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Offline steggles87

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14months Post-Op ACL... Swelling, pain... Torn again?
« on: October 01, 2009, 04:49:13 AM »

This is my first post so excuse me if this has been recently discussed but I fear the worst. 14 months ago I had arthroscopic surgery using my hamstring to repair my ACL and clean up a small tear in the meniscus. I was back to playing sports and although I was not as agile as before, I could still step and turn with a relative degree of ease. Everything was going well (albeit very slow to regain muscle bulk) but recently I've had a great deal of swelling and stiffness in the same knee. The problem started two days ago after I was punching a heavy bag. I'm thinking the twisting involved in the punching might have ruptured the ACL or possibly done meniscus damage. After the exercise, I did some hopping on the knee to make sure I hadn't torn it again and it felt relatively stable but the fact that I did this test meant I had my doubts to begin with as I could feel something was not quite right. Any ideas? The swelling subsided only marginally overnight... physio, specialist who performed the op, MRI, or GP? Who to see. What to expect? Thanks in advnace

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Re: 14months Post-Op ACL... Swelling, pain... Torn again?
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2009, 08:17:20 AM »
It could be a lot of things - partial tear of ACL, meniscus tear, a sprain of the muscles. It's probably better to see your physio rather than your OS as the surgeon would probably suggest physio before seeing you, and the physiotherapist might be able to give you an idea of what it is.
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