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Offline mc2k10

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hyperextension, Arthrofibrosis?
« on: August 18, 2010, 12:36:04 AM »
Started visiting KG few months back after I locked my knee at the beach.

I've had ACLr and my meniscus repaired on 14 July 2010, 5 weeks ago. Im off the brace and off the crutches, doing my exercises.

But I think I have arthrofibrosis. The reason I think this is because I'm unable to hyperextend my knee like my left knee. I got my PT to measure the amount of terminal extension on my good leg, and he reckoned it was about just over -5 degrees, though I think its more like -10.

So my right knee doesnt hyperextend. It feels as if theres something below my knee cap stopping my from hyperextending.

Anyone had any issue like this, what did you do about it?
-Ruptured ACL May/June 2009 - heard a pop.
-Started walking normally few days later
-MRI August 2009, confirmed rupture
-Was to see surgeon but letter never came, didnt follow up
-Heard pop several times after initial incident
-Locked my knee 06/10 went for surgery 14/07for ACL and Meniscus repair

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Re: hyperextension, Arthrofibrosis?
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2010, 09:03:09 PM »
Im overwhelmed with the responses, I appreciate it!  :-*
-Ruptured ACL May/June 2009 - heard a pop.
-Started walking normally few days later
-MRI August 2009, confirmed rupture
-Was to see surgeon but letter never came, didnt follow up
-Heard pop several times after initial incident
-Locked my knee 06/10 went for surgery 14/07for ACL and Meniscus repair

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Re: hyperextension, Arthrofibrosis?
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2010, 09:26:39 PM »
I had partial mensicus removal 3 weeks ago and can't hyperextend that knee yet either.  For me it seems to be something above the patella that prevents it from hyperextending, and I'm guessing it is still some swelling.  How well are you able to contract your right quad compared to your left quad?  I still can't contract mine as hard as the good leg. 

On Monday my PT gave me this exercise to help both issues:  Contract quad, do a front straight leg raise, then while leg is raised, contract quad as hard as I can for 5 seconds.  Repeat 10 times.  I will ask him today what it would mean if I felt some resistance below the patella.  My PT also told me as long as I can get to zero degrees (which I can), he is not worried about the functionaliy of my knee.















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