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Offline cabbie

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Hello all...was wondering if any of you have had a similar experience to my own:  I had an ACL reconstruction revision (hamstring graft) with microfx approximately 12 weeks ago...was non-weight bearing for the first 8 weeks, then gradually weaned off the crutches.  At about 10 weeks, I began to develop some posterior knee pain.  I had my physical therapist perform some unofficial Lachman and drawer tests...the operative knee is noticeably more loose than the good knee...he thinks he can feel an endpoint, and believes the graft is still in place but may be stretched. 

I see my OS next week, but am somewhat freaking out until then.  I do not recall reinjuring the knee since the surgery..

Would the graft just fail on its own?  If the graft has indeed "stretched", what can be done to restablish stability?  Is the posterior knee pain indicative of something in and of itself? 


Offline petersellers

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Re: 12 weeks post-ACL revision & microfx: posterior knee pain/instability
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2010, 03:13:44 PM »
I have the same problem!!
I read your post but now i see it was written in 2007..
Can you tell me what happened later?