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Offline scionara88

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Post OP ACL surgery problem
« on: January 28, 2014, 08:30:40 AM »
my question is all the way on the bottom if you want to skip my process

NOV 10, 2012 i tore my left ACL and Meniscus
MARCH 8, 2013 had surgery (only available date for me because i'm military)

was going to PT 3 times a week for about 3-4 months. i told them that my flexion was good but my extention wasn't. they said it was ok and that i just need to stretch and practice extending it. months past and the noticed my leg still was about a -12. my paperwork changed from light to force which meant to do what they need to force it down. they would lay me down on the table and put a belt under my right leg and over my left to try and keep that leg down. then they would put another one around my waste to keep me from lifting my hips. when everything was set up they would push as hard as the can on top of my knee to try to straighten it. they told my it's just scar tissue restricting it and once it pops then i should be good.they then switch me from 3 days to 4 days a week to do this (after my daily workout). i was literally yelling and crying in pain. they would do this about 4-5 times for anywhere from 15-30 seconds. After about 8  months of no improvement, my therapist told me that i'm showing no improvements and to just wait for the doctors decision (he comes by once a month to evaluate all his patients called a sports clinic). i've used a dino splint at night to try and straiten my leg and still nothing. i finally seen the the doctor and he said "it's ok, just keep stretching it and pushing it and you will get there" i asked if a second surgery was a option and he said "he is a good doctor and it's around 1/100 that he has to do another surgery for a ACL and to wait it out" months passed and still no improvement.

JAN 14, 2014 had knee manipulation. they put me to sleep and cranked my knee straight then put me in a cast
JAN 23, 2014 cast was cut off.have to sleep with the cast at night wrapped with a ace bandage.

after going to pt for 9 months i tried jogging and it was hurting and i tried walking for 2 miles and it was hurting. after the cast was cut off my knee hurts worse then before they put the cast.

Question: since around my 7th month after surgery, my knee pops EVERY time i extend it and if i sit for more then 20-25 minutes, it hurts when i stand up and/or try to straighten my legs mainly below my knee. What can cause this my leg not straightening and the pain?

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Re: Post OP ACL surgery problem
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2014, 12:59:59 AM »
Can i please get some help or advice. i love my career in the ARMY and would hate to medically retire with no answers. i have a follow up with my doctor FEB. 6th and I'm basically back to square 1. thanks in advance for the help.

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Re: Post OP ACL surgery problem
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2014, 07:12:29 AM »
I have an op on the 7th and stuff like this worries me haha


Is it not possible for you to get the opinion of a different or numerous specialists to get their view?

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Re: Post OP ACL surgery problem
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2014, 08:28:54 PM »
you shouldn't worry about this. i have met a lot of people that have had the same surgery and they had no problems whats so ever. As for myself, I'm a very rare few that didn't heal right and i'm just trying to get a idea why my knee is hurting the way it is.

I'm it is possible but i believe there is only 2 sports clinic surgeons and the other one is on vacation at the moment. i will see what i can do. i was actually planning on going to a local hospital in town that specializes on knees to see if they are willing to take a look.

Good luck with your surgery Kieran94

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Re: Post OP ACL surgery problem
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2014, 03:13:01 AM »
I would try to get seen by as many people as you can.

Thanks :)