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Offline KatieLaurelle

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New pain in knee - 4 weeks post op ACL recon
« on: December 28, 2013, 02:49:06 AM »
Hi everyone,

I am four weeks post op for my ACL reconstruction, using a hamstring graft. Today I have developed what I feel could be complications and I am very worried. I cannot see my doctor until next week.

I have not had any horrible pain in about two weeks, but today I feel very sharp shooting pains in my knee cap and below (where the large incision is). As I examined the incision this morning, I noticed what looks like a very small white blister on the incision that is slightly red around. Just now I have also found a hard lump behind my knee that feels about the size of a pea. Any ideas what this could be? Lately I've been doing more and more exercises to try to get my flexion back, as I am over four weeks post op and can only bend to 70 degrees.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


Offline Snowy

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Re: New pain in knee - 4 weeks post op ACL recon
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2013, 07:40:19 PM »
I would head to the ER to get checked out if you can't see your doctor for a while. I don't want to worry you, but the description of the reddened blister means there's a possibility that your incision could be infected. Hopefully it's not, but it's much better to play it safe if there's even a small chance of infection.
Mar 11: R Biceps femoris tear (skiing)
Jul 10: ACLr (hamstring autograft)
Mar 10: L ACL rupture (skiing)
Feb 06: L partial ACL tear (kickboxing)
Dec 03: R bone edema (motorbike)
Jan 01: R patellar chip (motorbike)
May 93: R ACL sprain (hockey)
Ongoing: bilateral PFS and OA

Offline JessJess28

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Re: New pain in knee - 4 weeks post op ACL recon
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2014, 10:11:36 PM »
what did you end up doing? Are you ok?
History of Dislocations
12/08 Scope
3/2013 TTO, Lateral Release, Medial Reefing, Grade III Patella lesion.
11/2013 TTO L knee, LR, Medial Reefing, R knee screw removal