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Is this ever going to improve?
« on: January 29, 2014, 02:29:45 PM »
Well, here I am 21 months post injury feeling more depressed than ever. Admittedly, I did suffer quite a dramatic knee failure but still, 21 months.

My injury consisted of a torn acl, a snapped patella tendon and a torn lateral collateral so my recovery was never going to be speedy.  My patella was repaired first after which I received extensive physio for the next 14 weeks until I had enough movement back in my knee for the surgeons to tackle my acl.  This was repaired with a graft from the hamstring of my opposite leg.  By this time, it was felt that my lateral collateral had recovered itself.

Move forward 10 months and I a still suffering pain when I run although I am now back playing football at a woeful level as I have psychological problems committing left.

This is a brief overview, I have done extensive physio but with limited success.  It would be nice to just be able to walk down a hill like a normal person and not feel any discomfort.

I can't even see the tunnel, never mind the light at the end of it

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Re: Is this ever going to improve?
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2014, 03:42:27 PM »
Hi Pete

Having read your post, you still have a long haul in front of you - Can only advise at this stage to listen to your knee, but suggest that you look at the following thread

Ruptured Quadriceps/Patella Tendon surgery, which will place you in contact with others who have gone through A ruptured Patella Tendon trauma, but you have sustained much more.

Keep posting - ask questions

Where do you live?

Take care

JohnK/ Manchester UK 
Ruptured Patella Tendon January 9 2003
Slipped on black ice.  Manchester UK

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Re: Is this ever going to improve?
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2014, 01:13:50 PM »
Thinking about this, I think my timeframes are incorrect; whilst the date of my injury is correct, and the date of my last operation, I am now 22 months post operation not 10 as I initially indicated.  That is why I am so frustrated.  10 months would have been early days.

I'm based in sheffield

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Re: Is this ever going to improve?
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2014, 01:48:49 PM »
Did you have a look at the RPT/RQT thread and read up the documents?

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