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Offline thrazt

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ACL & PLC(LCL) Surgery -Please help-
« on: November 28, 2012, 07:16:40 PM »
Hi there everyone,

I'm came to this forum googling on my knee surgery..

Some history:

I injured my ACL and LCL in my right knee while playing ice hockey. ACL is intact but very lax(not as tight as it is supposed to be), LCL complete tear (shown in MRI), no other injuries to other part of the knee.

Surgery on the 16th of Oct 2012.

According to the physical therapist(PT), I am suppose to be on brace and crutches for min. 6 weeks and i have to do some passive bending exercises.


first 6 weeks - No weight bearing, ROM to be 90 degree

second 6 week - progressive weight bearing


The problem:

It's already 6 weeks and I still can't get my right leg to bend to the 90 degree mark. I'm pretty disappointed at the progress as my therapist said even at 2 weeks, it can be at 90 degree.
Right now, max is like 50 degree, anything after that, it hurts on around the right side of my right knee and also below the knee cap.

I've been trying to do the exercise everyday and do not see improvement...

PT say if this goes on, he doubt I can continue playing hockey in the future...

Please advice me!!

p.s., my surgeon extend my NWB(no weight bearing) to Dec 10, but right now, I'm putting a little weight everytime I have to stand up... is it ok?


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Offline captainruss

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Re: ACL & PLC(LCL) Surgery -Please help-
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2012, 06:51:29 PM »

Why did your OS say no WB until December 10th?  What was the reason?

Never give up hope.  You must find the right doctor for your problem. 

Even I have a solution...I am seeing another specialist....

You need multiple opinions and find a specialist who can help with extraordinary complications.

80 Shattered patella 5 surg
09  TKR 
09  MUA
09  MUA
09  Knee infected??
10  TKR  Scar Tissue
10  2nd OS  Diagnosis Infection
10  TKR with antibiotic spacer, no joint
4/11  TKR
11  TKR PT
11  TKR
11  TKR  AF diagosis
12/11  HO diagnosed
2012  Intractable Pain
2012  OS split
amputation possible?

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Re: ACL & PLC(LCL) Surgery -Please help-
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2012, 08:00:46 PM »
Please, call me Tyler,

Thanks Russ for your reply.

I have no idea, I remembered I asked him about the swelling around the area of LCL where he cut a long line from slightly above the kneecap to below it. It swell up and numb to the touch. Till this point, the swelling have been going down slowly, i guess it's the lymphatic system plus the constant icing on my knee.

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Re: ACL & PLC(LCL) Surgery -Please help-
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2012, 12:52:57 AM »
Hey I hope this message finds u well considering all that's going on.  In Aug 2012 I slipped and fell completely tearing my ACL and LCL. Five days after I fell I had my PLC repaired with acadaver.  When the OS went in he also found some of my biceps femoris, which is part if my hamstring, torn. I was NWB for 6 weeks. I also had a lot of sweeping around the site. I constantly used the iceman cooler they gave me. I used it all day at times especially at night while sleeping. The swelling should go down. I also elevated it all day long.  As for my flexion, it took me 2 months,maybe 10 weeks, to get my flexion to 90 and that was with therapy. But if I bent it at home it sure didn't feel as if it was 90. I'm am currently a month into my ACLreconstruction and still am only at 90 degrees flexion. During my ACL surgery the dr dis have to break up some scar tissue. Maybe that could also be a concern for you. You should talk to your OS about it. Maybe he can out u to sleep and break it up to give u that extra motion you need. I hope you heal properly and well. It will take time. I've learned that by asking questions also and everyone tells me to be patient.