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Re: 6 days po-op arthroscopic knee surgery
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2017, 10:52:40 PM »
Hey Susan, thank you for asking. This injury had me down the last few days, reallity of it can make it hard to get out of bed at times today  but tell ya, woke up feeling really really good,. It must of carried over from yesterday, had a lot of things to take care of and the knee held up better than expected and also was able to get in a really good physical therapy visit that wss late in the day. Carried over or what but had my spirits up, crazy as things go it was short lived as my ride to therapy didn't show. Was really looking forward to it as wanted to build from yesterday. Not sure if should go there but 2nd time these people let me down, through insurance and think great if it work. The other time almost messed up my surgery date, was messed up. Anyways I was up, was down, upset put on hold, disconnected while trying to get through and find out what's going on, what's the deal. Then finially as had to step outside as the phone reception is not the best here I step on the door frame or something but put my leg I think at weird angle and I felt it lock up, couldn't extend it. Not thinking, letting myself stressed out at this point or fustrated of wasting half the day trying to get through, I forced it to go straight. Heard a nice cracking sound, like nice size twig but this can't be good. Was a few hours ago and ice it up pretty good but didn't get any crazy pain. Idk, hope that was just some freak thing. Relaxed now, was able to get therapy rescheduled. Just hopefully there's better ahead.

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Re: 6 days po-op arthroscopic knee surgery
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2017, 01:26:47 AM »
Was just checking in on what could cause a pop sound that comes from the knee and of them I came across Chondrmalocia Patella. I'm not a Dr but I'm leaning towards this. My leg actually got a little hyperextended, if spelled that right on door frame, like a 2 inch step up. If remember reading this right before, this has something to do with femur bone contacting back of knee cap.  Carry on

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Re: 6 days po-op arthroscopic knee surgery
« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2017, 02:49:55 AM »
On a good note I guess after how sideways the day went (above posts) and something I didn't even notice till now and that's I'm to sit in a chair with my leg bent long than a minute at 90 degree. Little by little it's been as the tendon would be to tight it would start pulling, etc. It still and have a chair higher up of the ground. Scar tissue, tightness, sttill trama in knee, idk but had been focusing on it.

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Re: 6 days po-op arthroscopic knee surgery
« Reply #18 on: September 17, 2017, 02:33:48 AM »
Feeling strange after an arthroscope isn't unusual. While it's keyhole surgery, they do a fair bit of poking around in there and shaving down of debridement to smoothen out the cartilage and repair any tears, etc.

As always, RICE is your best friend post surgery. Rest. Ice. Compressions. Elevation. Even 2-3 months down the track, when you get home after a long day throw some ice on it for 20-30mins, elevate it and watch TV. It will help with the recovery and aids in swelling. A tubigrib aids with compression and is simple, cheap to wear and does not inhibit you like a brace does.

Full recovery can take anywhere from 3-6 months. Remember, you had parts taken out of you that your body is used to having, you have to adapt to living without that extra support inside your knee and more. It takes time.

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Re: 6 days po-op arthroscopic knee surgery
« Reply #19 on: September 17, 2017, 03:42:13 AM »
Been a while since been here but much appreciated. It's about 30 days now but gotta say I'm not doing good and not feeling to confident I'm gonna. Am yet to set the is so haven't got to talk about the surgery and what things looked like or how much cartilage is remaining. As for me, yeah, been feeling off and on f pain on inside and back of my leg and pretty much if put weight on pain from what feels like it's coming from the bone of my upper inside leg. And now just ladt wk,, laying in bed in morning when get up and straighten my leg, like a little stretch, will feel it.. Nothing like a nice sharp pain to start the day, crazy. Sorry it sounds so negative but is what it is for now. Been trying to keep my wits about this but gonna try and hang tough, hopefully will come about as you and read from others on here but not feeling to confident atm as things it seam with this injury been one step forward followed by two back right from the get go. Anyway,  been looking at what my options and this unicompartment replacement or something like that came up. It mentioned it works good before the knee gets really bad,. I'm early 50's and 6ft, my biz that use to do included a lot of walking and lite manual, keep me in great shape. Since I been down that last few months good news haven't added many pounds, truth is been to depressed to eat or even in to much pain to even fix myself something but good news it sounds less weight the better for knee injuries.

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Re: 6 days po-op arthroscopic knee surgery
« Reply #20 on: September 17, 2017, 03:58:22 AM »
Should add on good note, I'm back to where I was pre-surgury, in that I could sit in a chair and not have pain at 90 dregree. This just happened over last few days, still some pain will crept in but been working on it and hopefully the day will come will none soon.. In way it now almost feels like things are trading off, the tendon pain for more so in some e of my other pain locacations.. But like mention things have seem to go 1 step forward 2 back from get go. Althought at this point think I'm running out of forward steps, thanks as always hope everyone else I'd do good.

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Re: 6 days po-op arthroscopic knee surgery
« Reply #21 on: September 17, 2017, 03:59:53 AM »
Should add on good note, I'm back to where I was pre-surgury, in that I could sit in a chair and not have pain at 90 dregree. This just happened over last few days, still some pain will crept in but been working on it and hopefully the day will come will none soon.. In way it now almost feels like things are trading off, the tendon pain for more so in some e of my other pain locacations.. But like mention things have seem to go 1 step forward 2 back from get go. Althought at this point think I'm running out of forward steps, thanks as always hope everyone else I'd do good.

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Re: 6 days po-op arthroscopic knee surgery
« Reply #22 on: September 17, 2017, 04:02:36 AM »
Sorry its late and  not myself tonight but thing post twice.

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Re: 6 days po-op arthroscopic knee surgery
« Reply #23 on: September 17, 2017, 04:11:38 AM »
BTW had my hopes up to get in some work this past Friday but had bad night and next morning was really feeling it, felt like if was the upper bone so as frustrating ad was I had to bail on the work,. Couldn't believe it, sure evough had a job lined up and had to sit home with icre near by

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Re: 6 days po-op arthroscopic knee surgery
« Reply #24 on: September 17, 2017, 04:59:28 AM »
Something else beening looking at and that's a brace for this type of injury. Idk, haven't looked to far into the other than some names. Maybe stabilizer of off loader to help take pressure of the joint. Sure not gonna be cure all but maybe something to help in some ways, thanks

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Re: 6 days po-op arthroscopic knee surgery
« Reply #25 on: September 17, 2017, 05:20:43 AM »
I'm really sorry you're going through all of this. Some trauma after surgery is normal, but if you feel it is excessive you truly need to go back to your surgeon for a post-operative follow-up and tests.

I'd recommend the following:
  • Get another MRI done to see is any other tears or issues are still present, there may be some debridement of cartilage of sustained ligament damage
  • Get an aspiration and blood test done to check for any abnormalities within the blood/synovial fluid (Infections, RA, etc)

My questions to you are:
  • On a scale of 1-10, how do you rate your pain?
  • What could you do before the surgery you are now unable to do?
  • What is the pain like? (Sharp, throbbing) Location of pain?
  • Do you regret doing the surgery?

Additionally, look at getting a second opinion from another surgeon/specialist. Even if it means you need to travel a bit, at your age issues such as arthritis and other issues can become symptomatic and trying to work out the exact cause can be difficult.

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Re: 6 days po-op arthroscopic knee surgery
« Reply #26 on: September 19, 2017, 06:39:45 AM »
Meralus, Did have this long post written out but reached for the charger and now it's gone. So for now thanks, am somewhat better pain wise, not as intense. Was looking at some options going forward and been trying to stay off it. Was not feeling good last wk before pt and thing jammed it starting out on bike, been more constant since. Anyways options forward, gonna check local and go from there, hopefully my insurance will cover.

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Re: 6 days po-op arthroscopic knee surgery
« Reply #27 on: September 20, 2017, 11:38:37 PM »
Still not doing good. Pain has been pretty with me all day, tendonitis has been tough. Today went back to therapy today and now I feel a new pain, it's along outside of leg running all the way up with with a bunch of veins and blood vessels very noticeable, outside my calf. Not sure if from the leg lifts or what but don't need any other issues ATM, notice about an hour afterwords. Anyways, wanted to mention been busy researching where to go from here and was looking at this oats procedure. Have to do some traveling for now as been having hard time finding locale but where there is a will there is always a way. If anything just to meet up with someone to talk about this cause in my current state don't bode well. Seamed like everything kind of fell in to place today in good way today on this, a positive sign for now. Anyways, need to keep short as my computer seams to be acting up and need to maybe ice up this new issue. Hoping it's just a muscle, runs up to back of my lower hip, idk. Spirits up everybody, hopefully better days ahead.

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Re: 6 days po-op arthroscopic knee surgery
« Reply #28 on: September 21, 2017, 09:12:43 AM »
You're still only a month or so after the surgery, it's early days. We all recover at different rates, slower as we get older. You may just need to be a bit more patient :)

What has your surgeon said? Have you had post op follow up yet? Can you see a pain specialist if he thinks your level of discomfort is unusual?

Get your physio to do a thorough check. We do become much more focused on every little twinge once we've had an injury.
For example, My rheumatologist thinks I have inflammatory arthritis and although he thinks I'm better than a month ago (taking steroids), I'm focused on every little twang and sore bit!

Good luck
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Re: 6 days po-op arthroscopic knee surgery
« Reply #29 on: September 24, 2017, 09:39:02 PM »
Everyone thanks for the replies, I see the OS in 3 days. That outside and upper knee pain has been returning so in  meantime thought I'd see if anybody has any thoughts. Hard to describe, sort of like a stabbing pain, picking type of pain that radiates out word from where I mentioned. Only experianced it a few times, was trying to do some things around house, nothing labor intensive. I do remember reading about a band that runs up the outside of the leg up into hip area, feels like it's on the inside, on outside upper knee cap but hard to pinpoint, just in that general area, upword. t. Whatever it is, it is something new I experienced since the surgery. Best case, maybe things just trying to readjust as things since surgury in a normal way but way it's feeling atm, wonder if I'm going to be dealing with a new issue.