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Offline sarahk107

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7 Months post acl surgery..still feels weak?
« on: March 15, 2011, 06:11:29 PM »
Hey everyone, new to this site, looks great!

Had ACL surgery and partial cartilage removal along with mcl tear 7 months ago.. I am still in rehab and just about have returned to running on the pitch but no sports yet.. I still feel if I was to go over a bit of unsteady grund that my knee would go out the back.. Why is this and how can I stop this from feeling like this?

Thanks very much

Sarah :)

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Re: 7 Months post acl surgery..still feels weak?
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2011, 06:02:26 AM »
You need to work on building up strength in the large muscles as well as the smaller ones controlling the knee. another very important aspect to work on is the propriorception (muscle-nerve feedback) in and around the knee. This is what tells your knee where it is in a 3-D sense and allows the muscles and nerves to react accordingly.

How much strength work have you done up to now?
1989 big trauma R. knee - sorted
1990-2004 3ACL recons and 20+ arthroscopies -RK
3/06 LK ACL torn!
4/06 ACL recon, kneecap broken
09 &10/06- 2x meniscus trims
3/07 - Notch Plastic & Lateral Release
14/8/08 complete revision ACL plus LCL/PLC recon
6/2/09 returned to skiing! Whoopee

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Re: 7 Months post acl surgery..still feels weak?
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2011, 11:14:24 PM »
ah yes the 7 month cruks, i'm at 7 months on my left knee as well, congrats!  i've been diligent at the gym and I really trust my PT when things don't feel right, so i lean on him pretty hard to tell me if something is wrong or what going on.  alot of times it's tendinitis flaring up or the bursis in front, or another tweak of the hamstring removal site.  all of which get things feeling achy and funny.

In the end it comes down to not enough rest and overuse= RICE

I'm pretty sure this knee recovery deal take more time than i remember the doc telling me and most often more time than i want to give it. 
right knee, acl hammy recon 4/2010
left knee, acl hammy recon 8/2010















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