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Offline JaneB

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How long will this go on????
« on: August 14, 2004, 01:20:33 AM »
I'm five months post-surgery for an ACL recon.  I was in an immobilizer for another six weeks after (I had it reattached, rather than a graft).  Anyway, the pain, slow rehab, etc. makes it seem like I'll never be normal again.  I do have  135 ROM when really pushed and my extension has a ways to go.  However, every day I am stiff and in some degree of pain.  My gait is far from normal, though I don't need a cane any more.  I can't walk far without getting lots of swelling.  I'm sure you all know the story.

I know you can't really answer this, but does ACL rehab take a very long time?  Is it likely that in a year I'll be OK?  I never could have imagined I'd still be in this shape by now.  My accident was in February, surgery in March.  I'd had it in my head that I'd probably be OK by Sept.  That's far from likely now.

I'm very discouraged.  Anybody have some rough time lines for ACL recovery?

Jane :(
ACL repair 3/04
arthrofibrosis developed ROM 125/-10
LOA \anterior interval release/chondroplasty 12/04