Knee problems after acl surgery

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just want me to have surgeys,i tell them my problems they come back with excuses,if my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>acl</span> was torn doesnt that mean my knee would pop out forwards not inside to the other knee.. when my knee gives out i can feel my knee cap sliding to the right along with a shift inside my knee joint???? i can do this myself when ever i want,but only happens when my leg isnt extended..
I made it to the Olympic trials with no knee problems. After that I was playing basketball and football and everything was good. Well… one day I was playing flag football and this guy rolled on my knee and ankle. The pain was bad in my knee and ankle so I had an MRI done. I didn’t have a limp or no brace when I went to see the doctor and he told me that I have a torn acl and meniscus. The Doctor said that since you’re not limping the acl tear must have been awhile ago.
THE DOCTORS HERE KEPT TELLING ME EVERY TIME I HURT IT AFTER THE FIRST TIME THAT IT WAS EITHER JUST A BRUISE OR I SPRANG MY KNEE. JUST RECENTLY I FINALLY GOT AN MRI DONE AND THEY TOLD ME I HAVE A TORN <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>acl</span> AND A TORN MINISCUS. THEY ALSO TOLD ME DO TO THE TORN MINISCUS, MY BONES HAVE BEEN GRINDING A LITTLE SO THEY MIGHT HAVE TO FIX THAT TOO.
Significant swelling occurred at the time of injury and I was immobile for nearly a week after the surgery. Also, I was considered nearly 100% healed after my initial <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>acl</span> reconstruction in 2001. It does not always pop and never has until the injury this May. I never had difficulties with the knee after my surgery until that day. The popping, grinding, and pain in my knee has been been directly related to the injury on May 11.
However, it is really too early in your course to worry. It can take up to a year to reagin your strength after your surgery. Stay the course.
Hello! During <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>acl</span> problems or during any of the ligament problems at the knee joint you sure have stiffness at the ankle joint due to restriction of movements. Ice packs at the ankle joint will also decrease the pain and inflammation. I would suggest you to take intermittent pain killers and also do some exercises at the ankle joint.
Just wanted to say it is three weeks after surgery. I have been on a lowered dosage and strength of pain meds. Taking about 2 -3 hydrocodones a day (if needed). Unfortunately, ever since the oxycodone, I have slowly evolved into hypomania. Last night was bad. Now, I am awake 3 hours later like I slept for 12. I am doing this weird sleep schedule I have never really had to deal with so much: 4 am-7 am then 12:00 noon - 4pm.
I've been reading all these stories about severe problems after knee arthroscopic surgery and am amazed at how many folks are terrified of total knee replacement surgery. I'm a poster girl for that surgery and had wonderful results. I had a total knee replacement in December (8 months ago) and yes, the first two weeks were not fun, but with good physical therapy I was back on the golf course, walking more blocks than I could walk in years.....after only seven weeks.
To respond to your comments. The knee that was fixed is strong. I have not had surgery on my other knee yet. I see the doctor tomorrow. As for favoring the right knee, I think I was doing this without really noticing that I was doing so. There really was not reaseon to be favoring it other than when it would hurt when the weather would change.
With restrictive movements and also by using a brace at your knee joint you can have an elective surgery after 4 months. It is not an emergency and you can explain your surgeon about this and take a suitable date and take the necessary tips from your orthopedician so that you do not damage it any further. Take care!
2009, I went to my first knee doctor a week after my injury and he did an MRI and confirmed a torn <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>acl</span>. In Sept. 2009 I had my first <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>acl</span> surgery. Around a month after that surgery, I slipped in the mud outside my house and all my weight landed on my bad knee (left), it bent all the way (and I was NOT yet able to bend it all the way, and I was going to PT two to three times a week). I had just started walking around without my brace.
Hi, I was reading these posts cause I am actually having similar problems. I had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>acl</span> and meniscus tear surgery in late January of this year. I was doing really well with no pain and then when I really started walking again I began to feel that sharp pain your referring to in my hamstrings and knee. My PT said it was cause that muscle hasn't been used in awhile so its going to be aggravated alot as I start to build it back up. It hurts though ALOT!
About ten years ago, I had allograft surgery replacing four ligaments in my knee with allografft. about six months later, after a lot of pain and swelling, and being told by residents that the pain was normal-they saw the hardware was backing out on its own, the screws were protruding about a half-inch from where they were originally placed, flush with t he bone. They srgically tried to remove the hardware, got five or so out, then abandoned the rest because two broke off upon removal attempts.
At the time they wanted to fuse the joint but a young doctor at the time ( now head of the department ) said he would like to try and repair the tears and he could repair all but the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>acl</span> . At age 36 I was constantly falling and had the knee giving out- 3 doctors reported that their was no satisfactory solution and the knee was unstable but also arthritic ( DJD ) .
But now, as of a few weeks ago, a different knee pain has occurred. The other pain behind the knee was gone (I had all of the symptoms of an <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>acl</span> tear, but an MRI said nothing was wrong other than the previous damage from the MVA). Now the knee pain is so bad that I can barely walk, and have to walk keeping my leg straight, because it hurts so bad to lift it. And five days ago, now if I sit for too long, I can't straighten my leg again.
I had an MCL tear in my right knee which required no surgery, and healed over time. I was able to return to the game after each injury, and after college continued to play recreationally without any problems. Over the last year I have become busy with work and have not been as active. Last week I ran a 5K. I didn't overexert myself by any degree, but ran, jogged and walked during the span of the 5 kilometers.
I have chronic post op knee pain and swelling after 4 reconstructive surgeries. I am a machinist and must go up and down steps into and out of a large machine all day. I am seeing a pain management physician and have tried nerve stimulator, pain patchs and percoset. Currently I am using the knee patches but feel like the long term use of percoset is causing me to have other health problems, i.e. ?liver damage, erectile dysfunction, etc.
Hello and hope you are doing well. If its a reaction to surgery, then four months after surgery you were symptoms free, so it is unlikely. We can develop allergies to different things throughout our lifetimes as the allergy develops in response to a repeated stimulus. If you haven't undergone formal allergy testing, that might be beneficial. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
I had rt knee replacement surgery 2.5 months ago. Went to P.T and used pool 3 X a week. My doctor and therapist were not real happy with the flexion of my knee; app 90%. I however felt I was doing fine, I had been off pain pills for 2 weeks and was walking well, going up and down stairs fairly well. All with very minimal pain. Needless to say I had manipulation done a week ago, and after going back to P.T.
About 7 months after my dog had a TPLO surgery to her left back leg, she started limping on the right one too... We were told that she needed TPLO surgery on that leg also. However, I have been searching online and found out that TPLO is perhaps not the only solution (even for a 80 lbs. dog...) and I believe I now found a good vet that has given us more options beside TPLO but I would need a further opinion...
Time for another MRI to see if the graft is still intact or not. I had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>acl</span> surgery 1 month ago, so I feel your pain. I had excessive swelling after the surgery and now am having a lot of pain along with problems reaching full extension. I started pyhsical therapy 2 weeks after my surgery as per my Dr and have been doing PT exercises at home as well. I started PT with 25 degrees of extension and was able to get it down to 19, however it now feels as if it's getting worse ..... much stiffer.
Total knee replacements take time to heal properly. Trust me, I have had both knees replaced and know many other with arthritis, bot osteo and rhematoid that have had knee replacement as well. Each of us heal in our own time frame but the general length of time for all to be really right again seems to be around 5 - 6 months. At three months, which was what I was told I should be doing well, I still had a lot of PT and work to do.
I had an <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>acl</span> reconstruction surgery about 9 weeks ago. I also tore my meniscus, b ut it was not fixed in the surgery because it was "healing". My ROM is supposed to be all the way back by now, which is stated on the protocal. Unfortunatly it is not. I still have problems with extending it all the way and bending it past about 100 degrees. My physical therapist said it wasn't normal for it to take this long, but he did say I was progressing.
Thus, acl prevents the tibia from sliding too far forward and also contributes stability to other movements at the joint including the angulation, rotation at the knee joint. When an <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>acl</span> injury occurs, the knee becomes less stable and there is a sensation that the knee will 'give out' from under them. Consequently, there would be difficulty in doing high demand work beyond the activities of daily living. Please correlate with the following signs (if any) which may suggest an acl tear, 1.
RIGHT KNEE PROBLEMS:- I have undergone <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>acl</span> reconstruction surgery of right knee on 21st May,2010. Even after my surgery I feel pain when I bend my knee or when I walk. The pain is distributed over the entire crossection of the knee. But recently on 12th feb,2012 my right knee has started paining again. I am not able to walk. Even if I try to walk, I feel instability. My leg becomes stiff when I keep it straight for around 30 min.
Hello and thanks for the reply I have had arthroscopic surgery and they have found that after a year and a half I still have grade 2 tears of my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>acl</span>, LCL and PCL but l have MCL in tact what would you suggest as a next course of action?
RIGHT KNEE PROBLEMS:- I have undergone <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>acl</span> reconstruction surgery of right knee on 21st May,2010. Even after my surgery I feel pain when I bend my knee or when I walk. The pain is distributed over the entire crossection of the knee. But recently on 12th feb,2012 my right knee has started paining again. I am not able to walk. Even if I try to walk, I feel instability. My leg becomes stiff when I keep it straight for around 30 min.
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