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Offline ALJ

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Shorten Quad Muscle
« on: March 27, 2014, 06:59:55 PM »
All, I torn ACL two years ago and after a failed ACL repair, I developed AF which in turn gave me Baja Patellar and shortening of the quad muscle, I've had few surgeries, ROM still not good, but needing to stretch my quad muscles before my next surgery coming up in 2015...does anyone know of a way to do this...I'm trying Roffing next week...Thanks

2011 Torn ACL
Failed ACL Surgery OS Tore Patellar graft and place hybrid  Jan 2012
Arthroscopy March 2012  Developed AF and Patellar Baja, Serve Quad Atrophy
Open Surgery removing Hybrid and existing hardware--Aug 2012
Open Surgery correcting Baja Patellar--July 2013
Open Surgery remove scar tissue, M/L Release -- Nov 2013

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Re: Shorten Quad Muscle
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2014, 04:16:16 PM »
All, I'm new to the site and tryingt to get information related to my problem, so if there is anyone that can give advise I would really appreciate it..

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Re: Shorten Quad Muscle
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2014, 10:29:49 PM »
I have a job where I sit so here is what my ART says to do.

Sit where the knee is lower than hips.  Then move the leg so that the feet touch and drop the knee.  Let it relax for 5 min.  Put the leg in front of you for 5 min.  Put foot out to the side of chair and let the knee relax.  Then put leg underneath your chair and let it relax for 5 min.

Before and after work and prior to going to bed.  My shortened quad is on right leg.  So I lay with my left butt cheek 1/2 on the bed.  I drop my rt leg down straight which will lengthen from the hip.  Then I bend my knee and let it relax.  Keep working the bent knee under. 

Another thing is I try to sit on my foot (which doesn't happen) but it helps.  Remember that you have to stretch all 4 muscles. 

Good luck to you.

Rt. knee pain while hiking 08/10
Saw GP 04/11
PT 05/11  failed
MRI  clean 06/11
1st OS, nothing wrong, fired him.
2nd OS, cortisone shot 12/11 
Scope 05/12, fat pad impingement, cleaned and reshaped.
3rd and 4th OS think nerve problem
Nerve study June 2012, Femoral nerve damage