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I had an ACL reconstruction about 3 weeks ago.
While walking on snow today (I know, I know....) I slipped and experienced a burning sensation at the back inner part of my knee.
It feels like a tear and was a hot burning sensation.

A colleague who did the same thing after his op said it was most likely a slight tear of the scar tissue caused during the op.
Is this what it could be, and if so what should I do.

What else could it be?

Thanks
« Last Edit: December 21, 2010, 04:33:26 PM by ak1973 »

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Re: Slipped on post-ACL op knee. Now have burning pain in back of knee.
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2010, 04:57:53 PM »
Ignoring the preceding post as a bit if fun but not much help!

Did you have a hamstring autograft and is the burning near the graft harvest site? If so. it is most likely you have pulled your poor abused hamstring muscles. You may get some spectacular bruising that will slowly work down your leg alarming all and sundry.

Just ice the area and monitor it for extra swelling. If it does swell up or the pain does not decrease then best go see your doctor.

The ACL graft itself is still relatively strong so the chances of damaging it in a slip with no twisting are pretty low.

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Re: Slipped on post-ACL op knee. Now have burning pain in back of knee.
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2010, 01:30:01 PM »
Thanks.
Seems the pulling of the graft harvets site is most likely then as I did have a hamstring graft for the op.

My physio kept telling me that people always remembered the hamstring pain as opposed to the knee pain after the op.....I never understood that until now.
The dull and ache of my knee is a minor hassle compared to that pain.