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by icarus
Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Post-op diaries
Topic: 2nd knee Surgery. ACL Reconstruction. Denovo. Hopefully Meniscus Repair
Replies: 45
Views: 14923

Re: 2nd knee Surgery. ACL Reconstruction. Denovo. Hopefully Meniscus Repair

08-16 I'm able to run a 8 minute mile without pain now. Today was the last day of Physical therapy with appointment. I can always call in within the next few months to schedule something, but otherwise I am good. I took a single leg vertical today and my right leg got 13.5 inches while left leg got ...
by icarus
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Post-op diaries
Topic: 2nd knee Surgery. ACL Reconstruction. Denovo. Hopefully Meniscus Repair
Replies: 45
Views: 14923

Re: 2nd knee Surgery. ACL Reconstruction. Denovo. Hopefully Meniscus Repair

Hi I had the denovo procedure done under my patella about 7 weeks ago... I have some of the same grinding/clicking you had. Inhavent done much with the quad other than what PT allows me but it's concerning. Any advice??? Thanks Hi cameronlyon3, The grinding/clicking is much better now. For me, it g...
by icarus
Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Post-op diaries
Topic: 2nd knee Surgery. ACL Reconstruction. Denovo. Hopefully Meniscus Repair
Replies: 45
Views: 14923

Re: 2nd knee Surgery. ACL Reconstruction. Denovo. Hopefully Meniscus Repair

Wow that must have been a good feeling! Very impressed with how diligent you are with your exercises. Keep it up! Yes, it feels amazing mentally to know that I can jog, but, physically it doesn't feel good whenever I re-introduce any exercise. Eventually as I get used to it more, there will be less...
by icarus
Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Post-op diaries
Topic: 2nd knee Surgery. ACL Reconstruction. Denovo. Hopefully Meniscus Repair
Replies: 45
Views: 14923

Re: 2nd knee Surgery. ACL Reconstruction. Denovo. Hopefully Meniscus Repair

So, I achieved a new milestone this week. I am starting to jog now! 04-06 Jogged today starting at walking pace on treadmill for 1 minute 30 seconds, then to 4.5 speed until 3 minutes 30 seconds, and then 5.5 speed until 10 minutes 30 seconds. There was some pain on the lateral side of the knee, but...
by icarus
Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Post-op diaries
Topic: 2nd knee Surgery. ACL Reconstruction. Denovo. Hopefully Meniscus Repair
Replies: 45
Views: 14923

Re: 2nd knee Surgery. ACL Reconstruction. Denovo. Hopefully Meniscus Repair

03-30 Did elliptical on setting 12 today for 8 minutes. Did all the usual exercises as well. This time, squats with 10lbs dumbbells. PT said next time, we would start jogging for a minute maybe. This is OK since OS said 6 to 8 weeks from last visit to start jogging. For lunges, the idea is to always...
by icarus
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Post-op diaries
Topic: 2nd knee Surgery. ACL Reconstruction. Denovo. Hopefully Meniscus Repair
Replies: 45
Views: 14923

Re: 2nd knee Surgery. ACL Reconstruction. Denovo. Hopefully Meniscus Repair

03-10 Did an ankle stretch where pt took thumb index and wrapped around ankle while I lunged forward kneeling on left leg. While sitting, pt takes the thumb and index and wrapping around ankle et's pt pull the heel upwards and stretch the ankle. Today did 10lbs each hand weight for lunges, small ste...
by icarus
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Post-op diaries
Topic: 2nd knee Surgery. ACL Reconstruction. Denovo. Hopefully Meniscus Repair
Replies: 45
Views: 14923

Re: 2nd knee Surgery. ACL Reconstruction. Denovo. Hopefully Meniscus Repair

03-08 Started to get Popping again at around 6 PM maybe from sitting all day. The popping this time feels like it happens on the medial side in the back, but only sometimes when I straighten the knee. Feels unstable at times, but the frequency of this occurring is low. Maybe once every hour after si...
by icarus
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Post-op diaries
Topic: 2nd knee Surgery. ACL Reconstruction. Denovo. Hopefully Meniscus Repair
Replies: 45
Views: 14923

Re: 2nd knee Surgery. ACL Reconstruction. Denovo. Hopefully Meniscus Repair

03-03 On 02-28, had major breakthrough. Now there is no more catching, no pain, no popping. ABC ladder is alot easier. The breakthrough started in the morning after waking up, still had popping and knee felt unstable too. After driving to clinic, got out of car and the popping was gone. The minor in...
by icarus
Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Post-op diaries
Topic: 2nd knee Surgery. ACL Reconstruction. Denovo. Hopefully Meniscus Repair
Replies: 45
Views: 14923

Re: 2nd knee Surgery. ACL Reconstruction. Denovo. Hopefully Meniscus Repair

02-17 PT showed me the correct, natural gait pattern today which is impact on lateral side of heel, then S-shaped weight shift onto the big toe and push off with big toe. Though, this has the most forces on the knee, it is necessary for me to accustom my body to this force. My other method of walkin...
by icarus
Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Post-op diaries
Topic: 2nd knee Surgery. ACL Reconstruction. Denovo. Hopefully Meniscus Repair
Replies: 45
Views: 14923

Re: 2nd knee Surgery. ACL Reconstruction. Denovo. Hopefully Meniscus Repair

I saw the doctor on February 15, 2017, and I had these questions and answers: Can I start Swimming? Yes, any stroke is fine, but will feel irritation from breast stroke Cycling on high resistance? Progress to cycling uphill What about the Crunching sounds when I bend the knee/straighten? Normal, may...
by icarus
Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Post-op diaries
Topic: 2nd knee Surgery. ACL Reconstruction. Denovo. Hopefully Meniscus Repair
Replies: 45
Views: 14923

Re: 2nd knee Surgery. ACL Reconstruction. Denovo. Hopefully Meniscus Repair

December 6, 2016 Only got to 126 degrees today. Did Ultrasound for scar tissue in front. December 10, 2016 Ultrasound for scar tissue, did squat machine with resistance springs. Got new exercises. One exercise is having the resistance band "versa-loop" a little bit above the knees with sho...
by icarus
Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Meniscus
Topic: Potential re-tear of repair meniscus (14 weeks on)
Replies: 1
Views: 1284

Re: Potential re-tear of repair meniscus (14 weeks on)

Hi FS9, Most physical therapists advise to never lock your knee out straight from a squat, but your movement was not a full squat. Nobody on here is a doctor, and you should see your doctor/physical therapist, but some possibilities other than a re-tear could be: 1) Scar tissue breakup from the sudd...
by icarus
Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads)
Topic: Newbie with 3 surgeries, pain, and swelling! Help!
Replies: 1
Views: 781

Re: Newbie with 3 surgeries, pain, and swelling! Help!

Hi, I've been told that whenever there is damage to the meniscus, there will be alot of swelling just because the fluid will come out. Even during meniscus surgery, the surgeon will either rasp it to try to get it to bleed (hence more swelling) or shave a part of it off (still more swelling). Acute ...
by icarus
Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Meniscus
Topic: Knee locking - PLEASE HELP
Replies: 1
Views: 1435

Re: Knee locking - PLEASE HELP

Hi,

I have the same issue with locking, but it only occurs bending from 0 degrees to about 15 degrees. Anything after 15 degrees will lock sometimes.

Extension does not cause the locking.

Is this also your case?
by icarus
Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Cruciate ligaments
Topic: ACL bottom screw was ejected by my body 5.5 weeks post surg (graphical content)
Replies: 2
Views: 2005

Re: ACL bottom screw was ejected by my body 5.5 weeks post surg (graphical content)

Hi djorkaef, I am very sorry that you were put in such an unfortunate circumstance. I've never had a Hamstring graft, but I have had BTB patellar tendon grafts. Is that a bone screw that your body is supposed to absorb or is that a plastic screw? I would definitely get a second opinion from another ...

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