recovering/rehabbing from knee surgery

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    Aug 12, 2008 10:37 PM GMT
    I had knee surgery at the end of June; a graft in my left knee to replace torn ACL/MCL/meniscus (yes, I'd torn all three of them).

    Anyway, as my knee recovers and I work on rehab, I'm noticing recurring popping, creaking and loosening of the knee lately. Is this normal? My brother said it's just the scar tissue breaking up and not to worry. While my leg is definitely better than a month ago, it's still a long way from full-strength. I'm following my doctor's regimen of exercises.

    Has anyone else been through this? Am I being a hypochondriac or should I be legitimately concerned?
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    Aug 13, 2008 1:25 AM GMT
    Carmania2 saidI had knee surgery at the end of June; a graft in my left knee to replace torn ACL/MCL/meniscus (yes, I'd torn all three of them).

    Anyway, as my knee recovers and I work on rehab, I'm noticing recurring popping, creaking and loosening of the knee lately. Is this normal? My brother said it's just the scar tissue breaking up and not to worry. While my leg is definitely better than a month ago, it's still a long way from full-strength. I'm following my doctor's regimen of exercises.

    Has anyone else been through this? Am I being a hypochondriac or should I be legitimately concerned?

    Carmania2 It sound like Scar Tissue but to make sure go see you Dr. Good Luckicon_wink.gif
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    Aug 13, 2008 1:26 AM GMT
    How did this happen?

    I had meniscus surgery 2x on my right knee and I'm just about 100% back to where I was before. Squatting,lunging etc etc

    The trick is keeping the hips open in all 3 planes of motion. You either have tight quads or hamstrings .. I'm not sure which is tighter on you but which ever one is ,the opposite is lengthened and weak.
    Foam roll your legs and keep breaking up the scar tissue.

    I suggest finding a trainer with a full understanding of biomechanics and go from there.


  • joeindallas

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    Aug 13, 2008 2:14 AM GMT
    NO cartilge damage here fear of breaking it again is logically I took off the top of my tibia which is the base of the knee. Have four screws in there. Never used wraps before this now use wraps on effected Knee. Like a confort "B" (blanket) when you were a kid.

    GOOD LUCK with the Rehabbing Listen to your Body
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    Aug 13, 2008 2:15 AM GMT
    Are you still doing physical therapy? I didn't have any of what you're talking about that soon after my surgery.

    But, maybe a year or two later, I started hearing/feeling a creaking/tearing doing some exercises or normal squatting. I went back to the doctor and he said nothing was wrong. It's basically gone now, but comes back every once in a while. But, otherwise, the reconstruction was the easiest surgery I've ever had.

    Good luck!
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    Nov 07, 2008 6:04 AM GMT
    I had knee surgery almost 3 years ago for a torn ACL (1 Ligament, 2 cartiliges) during martial arts practice and just a month ago it started acting up again at work. Every step I took it felt like needles jabbing me there. It's fine now but I know I should see a doctor, maybe get an MRI but that's gonna cost me a lot too.
  • JohnG16775

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    Nov 10, 2008 8:08 PM GMT
    Had the surgery for the whole deal in 98, after a rough start, Im finally running again. No more fence jumping for me , and dont even ask.





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    Jul 29, 2011 3:33 PM GMT
    Well i have just torn my ACL so have my Key Hole surgery booked in for October. Safe to save am not looking forward to it and am going to miss most of my football season.
  • LJay

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    Jul 29, 2011 3:48 PM GMT
    With any surgery it is reasonable to keep following up on aftereffects until you are comopletely comfortable. You should be able to call the nurse, or get in to see the doctor until you are settled. There is no question too minor. Getting you well is what the doc is supposed to do and easing the mind is part of that.