Hello All, Bluebelt you were right on. My husband's P/T said exactly what you said. It is all part of the scar tissue breaking down. Looking at the injury in terms of weeks and months instead of days is a good piece of advice. The hard part for my husband (and I am sure many of you) is that he is out of work until he is fully recovered. I know that is has to be hard to be home all day long alone. Good luck to each of you and I will put all of you on my prayer list. God has amazing plans and an amazing future for each of you!
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Quadriceps Tendon Rupture, Repair and Rehab - Page 104post #3092 of 108088/5/11 at 2:11am
Its been over a year now since I ruptured the quad group, shattered the patella and separated the medial/collateral ligaments. Its been a hard relentless journey back to mobility. Lots of milestones along the way like 200 kilo squats (great day that), lots of hard work, lots of tears of frustration. The message though is that you will get better and that stupid leg will again do what its told and carry the load its supposed too. I think I still have some way to go to 100% functionality as there is a slight imbalance in size and strength between the two legs.
The up side is I now have a great level of fitness with resting pulse and BP that 20 year olds have trouble matching (and I'm 50). My general health has never been better and I am now all lean muscle and speed endurance, where in the past I was happily settling into middle age spread. I am now at a stage where I can really train and I wonder where I can go to in the next 6 months. I couldn't walk up stairs 6 months ago but today I finished running a set of 3 reps of a 10 story building and now I am off to a weights session.
So for me this injury has been a life changing moment that has forced me to get fit and that has given me a whole raft of benefits that I might not have necessarily had if I had kept going the way I was. So look at the positives use this time to become ultra fit and enjoy the lifestyle it brings. Good luck all!post #3093 of 108088/6/11 at 1:04am
Almost 11 months since I tore the left quadriceps tendon.
Torn Sept 23, Surgery Sept 29, 2010
I feel pretty darn good. The confidence is there and I don't worry much about it. I will say the strength in each leg is a little different. So I'm constantly trying to match my gate. This is most noted when I first start moving after sitting down for a period of time. I am still worried about the right leg suffering the same injury.
What a devistating injury. I have always said and I'll repeat it again: For the new guys in here, let the injury heal. You'll onlly get one chance for that tendon to heal back together. Be patient. It is hard to do, but it is a must.
Good luck to all,
Mitchpost #3094 of 108088/6/11 at 9:17am
Scar Tissue--can anyone recommend treatment?
I have been on this forum for about 7 months. I see where some of who were injured this year discuss breaking up scar tissue. Scar tissue seems tobe the last hurdle to recovery for me. Any advice?
Stevepost #3095 of 108088/6/11 at 4:42pm
Just thought I'd let you know that I passed my 1 year anniversary this week on Aug 4 from my double QTRs. I'm happy to report that basically my life is back to normal and I'm doing everything I was doing before I hurt myself, I'm a serious cross country ski competitor and while I didn't race last winter I did ski 53 days, mostly chasing around the kids I coach, and by March I was skiing a couple hours on difficult terrain. I am running comfortably, although slowly, riding, taking yoga to work on flexibility, and last week I was on my usual hiking vacation in the White Mts in NH and got in 6 excellent days of hiking including a couple 4000 footers and a 5000 footer with no problems other than being pretty darned careful on the downhills and feeling a bit more leg weary than usual. I am biking about twice a week, rollerskiing 2-3 times a week and running a couple of times a week. The only issues now is to fully regain strength. I'm about 95% there. I find that doing large steps up, as happens in hiking up steep rocky stretches, is a chore and I have little power running up steep hills. I have some plans for how to resolve that by doing some intervals pulling a sled with about 50lbs in it and to make a step up box.
Hang in there, especially those of you that recently got injured. It is a long, slow, frustrating healing process, but if you give it time and work diligently when the PT person says go, you will recover. Once you get mobile improvements come very rapidly and then you are get on the flat part of the recovery curve where improvements come more slowly but improvements do keep happening. I've been lucky in having almost no setbacks along the way, but I suspect part of that is because I followed directions because I was not going to go through this again.post #3096 of 108088/6/11 at 7:17pmGreetings all, I'm two weeks out of surgery following my complete quad tendon rupture, right leg. This was hands down the most painful injury I have ever sustained. I wish I could tell this really amazing story about how I received my injury, the truth is that there was no cool story. I was at a pool party for a girl at my church....the man class, our mens sunday school class, decided, that we need to have a little diving competition. This was the unforscene beginning of my journey. After several times on the board I decided that it was time to splash the folks who were fully clothed standing on the edge of the pool wactching. I thought I would go just one last time and call it a day. I ran up to the end of the board, planted both feet in preparation for my spring on the board when my right knee gave out with an extremely loud POP followed by severe pain as I fell off of the board into the water. I was lucky to have my sister in law, a nurse come to my aide. With the loud pop and severe pain I thought that I had broken my leg. Once they "fished" me out of the deep end I took a long ride to the ER via ambulance, where I was quickly mis-diagnosed and sent home in a splint. In had no pain, Praise God!! This occurred on Saturday July 16th, I had an MRI on the following Monday with surgery on Wednesday July 20th. Dr. Told me that not only did I have a complete rupture but i slpit two muscles in two as well. Following surgery i had much pain and had to rely on drugs to control it. But was able to stop taking it witthin three days. So here I sit with crutches at my side and the good ol' leg immobilizer keeping my leg straight, going stir crazy!!
I go back to the orthopedic doctor on Aug 29th at which time he says I can begin 50% weight bearing and start PT. Everyone I have talked to seems to think that because of the scar across my knee that I had a knee replacement and that I should be walking already, not so much. I am ready to start the PT but at the same time a little nervous after reading some earlier post. More than anything I'm ready to get back on the motorcycle and back to working regular duty.
Although I'm not a skier I appreciate posts here which have given me some insight ref this injury and the rehab to follow.
Edited by 1 Preach - 8/7/11 at 5:30pmpost #3097 of 108088/9/11 at 7:31am
Two weeks post op ( For the second time)
Had the staples removed yesterday, good first step. The good thing about going through this for the second time in six months is that I now know what to expect, but everything is going to go a little slower this time to avoid a third surgery. Last time the PT started at week three and by week four my ROM was over 90 degrees, this time they don't even want to start PT until week 5 or 6. They are cautioning me every time I talk to them not to bend the knee at all. I have a home EMS unit and I hope they allow me to use it on quad strengthening starting next week since it does not require and knee movement, but I doubt the OS will allow it. Doing nothing at the beginning is the worse part of getting over this injury, once you start PT you feel at least you are getting some where or doing something to help yourself but sitting or lying with your leg out straight is a pain.
I got all hyped yesterday when the nurse that removed the staples said that I could now shower. It was not until I returned home that I realized that I still can't... I can't reach my foot without bending my knee to take off or put on a sock so it looks like sponge baths until week 6. Count that as another reason this is a better injury to have operated on in January than in late July.
Good luck to all of you getting over this injury!!post #3098 of 108088/11/11 at 8:50pm
I've been reading through the last couple month's posts, amazing how many of us there are. I completely tore my L quad tendon in a freak snowmobiling accident a few days after Christmas. I had surgery Jan 3rd so I just passed 7 months. The first 2 months were terrible and this blog kept me going. L knee and leg are about 90% and improving. I did the Spudman Triathlon 2 weeks ago 16 minutes slower than last year, 2 hours and 50 minutes this year. I was 2 minutes faster on the mile swim, 3 minutes slower on the 25 mile bike and 15 minutes slower on the 10K run compared to last year. I just wasn't ready for the run aerobically but my knee held out well. Running is coming along, I did 17 miles total last week including a 10K in 55 minutes. I have been working on jumping and cutting. I do line drills and pivot drills and am starting to play basketball carefully. I have done a little sprinting but it feels wierd, not dangerous, just not smooth. I just bought a new snowmobile last month that has a longer track, electric start and reverse, all features that would have saved my knee last winter. I still have the old ones including the one now known as the "quadripper". Anyway, life is better now than 7 months ago. Time heals all wounds. Good luck to all of you. Andy.post #3099 of 108088/12/11 at 1:44ampost #3100 of 108088/12/11 at 4:52ampost #3101 of 108088/12/11 at 5:18am
Injury (Left QTR): June 12/11
Surgery: June 13/11
Immobilized with zero weight bearing for 6 wks.
On July 18th, OS gave the ok to begin light weight bearing, gradually remove the brace and begin a few exercises. I was able to bend the knee at only 30 degrees.
I began physio August 10th and since the 6 wk mark, my bend is now at 75-80 degrees, which the PT said was very good. I have a whole series of exercises which I have to do twice per day, plus attend physio 2-3 times per week.
I am feeling so incredibly energetic motivated to be making so much progress, wearing no brace and using no crutches. The PT gave me a cane to walk with to assist me with proper gait. I am faithfully doing my exercises as I can see from this site how important that is.
My goal is to get into my kayak this weekend and go for a short paddle, with assisance getting in and out of the kayak. My other goal is to be on the golf course before the season ends (which is usually end of September here in Northern Ontario).
Have a good weekend everyone and keep the posts coming and most importantly, stay positive!!!post #3102 of 108088/12/11 at 9:55am
Hi Cvillguy. Gua Sha is a traditional chinese medicine technique that has become largely accepted by most western medicine PT's. It means to scrape or rub out the red, Gua(to rub) sha(reddish color on skin). It involves oiling the skin(my PT uses cocoa butter) then scraping the surface over the scar repeatedly with a smooth hard surface(I have jade tools from china) they use purple plastic tools invented by a US MD when he ruptured his quad tendon. He invented these tools essentially borrowing the gua sha technique, but patented them under the physio term SASTM....which stands for "sound assisted soft tisssue mobilization"...its "sound assisted" because areas of scarring or fibrosis of muscle and tendon make a rough scraping sound when rubbed with the hard plastic objects. Areas without the fibrosis(like healthy muscle) make essentially no sound. The PT scrapes the area of scar(or as in my unrepaired quad tendon) fibrosis repeatedly until the area becomes reddened. It will be a bit sore for a day or two, but nothing an advil or aspirin cant relieve, and i think it is effective in breaking down scar tissue.post #3103 of 108088/12/11 at 10:45am
Many thanks Blue Belt! I have made great progress in the 8 months since surgery. The scar tissue causes a gross "clicking" and "popping" that reduces the pleasure of exercise so I want to see if I can break it up as much as possible.
Good luck to you!post #3104 of 108088/13/11 at 2:11ampost #3105 of 108088/15/11 at 4:14pm
Three weeks past surgery, this time.
Went to the OS today and he again said that I can't bend my knee at all since the same operation failed six months ago. I am able to do straight leg raise with the brace on which I could not do until the fifth week the first time, which I am taking as a positive. He also allowed me to start home PT at week five instead of week six like he originally planned, and also allowed me to start using a EMS now so the quad strength should be up when I start PT. I don't really want to be wearing the leg brace for another two or three weeks but if it helps me avoid a third operation on the tendon I'll do it!!
I don't think the first operation was ever right and my Irish stubbornness allowed me to regain some use of my injured leg but not enough to be functional. Good luck to all of you recovering from this injury.post #3106 of 108088/16/11 at 8:42am
Greetings fellow QTR healers, UPDATE: 5 weeks post op. I experienced my right quad tear on 6/23/11 while attempting to rescue my dog from getting hit by a car without noticing the curb below.... (luckily my dog made a successful 4 lane crossing during rush hour traffic...he's fine) Had surgery 7/8/11 for a complete right leg quad tear from the patella.
Now at 5 weeks post, Im progressing rapidly thanks in large part to this blog thread, but I now have a complication that Im faced with.
The incision scar which is approximately 7 inches long started turning red in the center and a bump began oozing fluid from a pimple like hole directly above the center of the patella. I first became aware of it last week when it looked like a pimple with a white head on it. I applied some external pressure and some puss emanated from it. Ive been keeping the area sterile since, and am applying neosporin and dressing daily, but it's still oozing fluids and hasnt healed after almost a week. Its a small round opening the size of a pin head. Has anyone else experienced this and should I be alarmed? Obviously, any opening above the surgical site could allow bacteria to enter and cause infection which is scary but Im wondering why its happening at 5 weeks post operation.post #3107 of 108088/16/11 at 12:16pm
Socalman, I had my scar open at about the same time frame when I started taking outside PT and they were measuring for ROM. They called my OS and he just had me take my temp. several times a day and I was to call him if I was running a temp. It closed within a day or two and I never had a problem with it again. It probably is worth a call to your OS to see what he has to say. Good luck!!post #3108 of 108088/17/11 at 8:37pmpost #3109 of 108088/19/11 at 7:56am
Auscoach, congratulations on your recovery! I noticed that along with your QTR, you also shattered your patella. Did your broken patella add to the length of your recovery? Where there any symptoms or complications that differed from folks that didnt suffer a broken patella with their QTR?
The reason Im asking is I think I could possibly have a cracked patella which is causing problems with healing of the surgical scar right above the patella.... its also oozing some fluid for a week now,. Im 6 weeks post op and the oozing started about week 5. I dont have any infection yet but Im having to change dressings daily and sanitize the area every day. could this be caused by a cracked patella that my OS missed?post #3110 of 108088/19/11 at 8:06am
Thanks bluebelt, I'll see my OS this morning at 10:30AM. Sheeesh! What next? Fortunately theres no infection as of yet. I clean the area with hydrogen peroxide, cotton balls and isopropyl everyday and change the bandage.
Youve been throught the gamit on this injury bluebelt. Im weight bearing pretty well now, probably 75% at 6 weeks post op. But since increasing the SLR's, ROM to 75% and trying some minor 2" squats, my kneecap feels like its gotten stiffer when I walk.... almost like its glued to my knee and cant move. Is this expected after increasing PT? My passive ROM is improving considerably but its the walking thats feeling tighter in the kneecap area.
Im hoping this is nothing permanent or degenerative, but is instead a temporary situation which will go way with more PT. Im wondering if I have a cracked patella also.post #3111 of 108088/19/11 at 8:11am
getting there, it sounds like yours was caused solely by the stretching during ROM excercise. Mine isnt the same type of opening of the scar. It seems like its more internally caused. I have an appt today with my OS. I'll post the results (hopefully improvements) over the next week.post #3112 of 108088/20/11 at 6:02am
The patella was fractured and splintered. Shards were removed and it was physically stitched together. It works quite well, having said that there will always be problems/pain with it because in the MRI it shows up with very irregular surfaces. It tracks true but it is not smooth anymore.
I had no trouble with the surgical scar (below knee to half way up quad) with weeping. It sounds like you have a post op infection or staph... I would suggest seeing your doctor or another for a second opinion.
Quote:Originally Posted by socalman
Auscoach, congratulations on your recovery! I noticed that along with your QTR, you also shattered your patella. Did your broken patella add to the length of your recovery? Where there any symptoms or complications that differed from folks that didnt suffer a broken patella with their QTR?
The reason Im asking is I think I could possibly have a cracked patella which is causing problems with healing of the surgical scar right above the patella.... its also oozing some fluid for a week now,. Im 6 weeks post op and the oozing started about week 5. I dont have any infection yet but Im having to change dressings daily and sanitize the area every day. could this be caused by a cracked patella that my OS missed?post #3113 of 108088/26/11 at 10:46am
QTR 8 1/2 weeks ago. Full tear of quad tendon from patella
6 1/2 weeks post op!
Update: Turns out that the weeping infection in the center of my scar is being caused by a few dissolvable stitches that got a little infected. According to my OS its a fairly common occurence. Im taking Keflex for 5 days now, showing signs of improvement.
Progress is slow but steady. Its a cinch to do straight leg raises and I can do 3 sets of 15 with no problem whatsoever. I'll be starting physical therapy on monday. Im so looking forward to building up that quad strength and to increasing ROM! ROM is already at almost 90 degrees. I hardly use the leg brace anymore except when walking outdoors or in public. I dont have much stability in the leg at this point. Its still pretty weak. I dont feel quite ready for walking without help from a crutch or cane. I can use my quad a little when standing up from a sitting position almost to the point where I dont need assistance from a crutch.
At this point the most difficult thing is realizing that although Im showing progress, theres still a LONG road to travel to get to full recovery. I have to be careful not to get too jubilant too quickly. At least not yet... once I can walk with no pain in the knee area and without support, THEN I'll celebrate. Until that day arrives I'll take every added step of improvement with a smile of caution.
Good luck to all my fellow QTR buddies!post #3114 of 108088/26/11 at 11:00am
Andy44, congrats on your progress! Im wondering how a longer track, electric start and reverse on the "quadripper" would have prevented your quad tear. Did it happen when you were starting the snowmobile with a pull rope and kneeling on the seat? I have a lot of extended family in the northeast that use snowmobiles a lot and maybe I could warn them if they have the same type of snowmobile.Quote:Originally Posted by Andy44
I've been reading through the last couple month's posts, amazing how many of us there are. I completely tore my L quad tendon in a freak snowmobiling accident a few days after Christmas. I had surgery Jan 3rd so I just passed 7 months. The first 2 months were terrible and this blog kept me going. L knee and leg are about 90% and improving. I did the Spudman Triathlon 2 weeks ago 16 minutes slower than last year, 2 hours and 50 minutes this year. I was 2 minutes faster on the mile swim, 3 minutes slower on the 25 mile bike and 15 minutes slower on the 10K run compared to last year. I just wasn't ready for the run aerobically but my knee held out well. Running is coming along, I did 17 miles total last week including a 10K in 55 minutes. I have been working on jumping and cutting. I do line drills and pivot drills and am starting to play basketball carefully. I have done a little sprinting but it feels wierd, not dangerous, just not smooth. I just bought a new snowmobile last month that has a longer track, electric start and reverse, all features that would have saved my knee last winter. I still have the old ones including the one now known as the "quadripper". Anyway, life is better now than 7 months ago. Time heals all wounds. Good luck to all of you. Andy.post #3115 of 108088/26/11 at 3:18pm
I was going to say guys as it seems this is a common injury amongst us blokes. I did not have by any means a glamorous drama filled event to tear my QT, I was competing in a sack race (gunny race) during a work BBQ and because the sack was small and very narrow my OS felt I was putting way to much strain on the QT so it tore and pulled some bone from the patella with it. However it turned out that I had a bipartite patella which means as a kid my patella had not fully formed / fused and was probably the cause of the QT to rupture. The bipartite patella is in one in ten people but you’ll never know you have it unless you injure yourself.
I am 6 weeks post op and progressing well I think, I’ve been reading this forum from scratch this week and learned so much from all the stories of other QTR club members. On week 5.5 my OS let me adjust my leg brace to 40 deg which I’m doing with no problems at all and I’ve yet to start PT which I’m guessing is next week. I am an inpatient guy by nature especially also being an active one to and can’t sit still for a minute so getting the PT going is something I’m real eager to do. I am trying to walk as normal as poss with the 40 deg of bend and some days it’s easy and other days it’s not. I’ve developed back pain in the last few days but I’m putting that down to weird gimping around using the brace and not very surprised it took so long to manifest itself.
I see my OS for my 1 month since the op consult and I hope he’s going to tell me that progress is going real well. One thing I’m going to ask him to prescribe is the Aqua Therapy, seems this is one PT session that makes the most improvements over time. Now that I’m on here I keep everyone updated on progress.post #3116 of 108088/28/11 at 8:09am
Hello. I found this blog as a I was searching for information on torn quadricep tendons. I was hiking in VT last week and took a hard spill and wound up tearing my left quadricep tendon. Went to an orthopedic specialist yesterday and will be having an MRI tomorrow. The good news is that he thinks it's a partial tear and not a full rupture. I did some research on some of the sports medicine websites and from what I can tell, surgery is recommended mainly in cases of a full rupture; not partial tears. Having read through a lot of th postings on this website, it sounds like the pain/rehab associated with surgery can be pretty agonizing. Do any of you have a point of view on surgery for ruptures vs.partial tears? My concern is that most specialists are inclined to recommned surgery, for obvious reasons. Just adds to my fear that I won't be getting a fair and impartial recommendation from a sports surgeon. Also, while I'm fairly active, I don't consider myself a hard core athlete. So I wonder if rehab is a more reasonable approach for someone not looking to set speed records any time soon.
Would appreciate any advice, perspectives, etc. any of you have. Thanks!post #3117 of 108088/28/11 at 5:39pm
Thanks for the post Preach and others. 58 year old male - a little on the heavy side but very athletic and active. I had a complete rupture of the left quad tendon and also split a quad muscle. Injury occured July 9 in North Carolina although I live in Colorado. When I fell(slick steps while carrying two very heavy suitcases), I hopped on one leg to my car and drove 45 minutes to an emergency room. 4 emergency room chaos - filled hours later I had an initial diagnosis of Quad Tendon Rupture.I had to get back to Colorado from North Carolina to see my orthopedic surgeon, but could not arrange an early return flight easily. I decided to drive (stupid me) the 2000 miles since I had a car inn NC that I had to get to Colorado anyway. I couldn't take pain medication and drive. . . .it was over 23 hours of hell driving back. I had surgery July 21. I was cleared to start PT this coming Tuesday August 30. I am really worried about PT because of horror stories I have heard. My surgeon says he doesn't think there is a chance of retear from PT alone. I echo many of the sentiments I have read on this thread: this is a very painful, depressing injury. I have suffered a complete rupture of my left achilles(slow pitch softball - the most dangerous sport in America :-)), ankle surgery (high school football), and rotator cuff surgery (wrestling and baseball wear and tear) - - these all pale in comparison to the pain involved in QTR. I am glad I found this thread! It helped me tremendously. Just to read accounts of others who have suffered the same injury was an amazing relief! I am hopeful for a full recovery, at this point my understanding is that a full recovery means gaining my full ROM back? Surgeon was pleased last Monday with my progress, and says I have a good chance for complete recovery. If anyone has information about your first PT visit - - and subsequent visits(types of exercises, stretches, etc, I would appreciate knowing more.post #3118 of 108088/28/11 at 9:32pm
Hi Whess, sorry you are here.
I am set to start PT tomorrow for the second time in six months for the same ruptured quad. The first repair did not work as I had constant knee buckling and failed to eliminate lag when attempting leg lifts. They went in to do exploratory surgery on July 26th. and found only scar tissue, so they reperformed the surgery. From what I remember from the first time I was able to reach a ROM of 30 degrees the first appointment and then went right to 90 degrees two days later. I did take pain medication an hour before the start of the PT for the first week but did not need it after that. The 90 degrees was reached with some assistance but most of what you will be doing early on will be retraining the quad to play nice with the rest of the leg and to retrain it on what it's job is.
Don't go into PT with a fear of a reinjury because there is not much you can do to stop it. Most people that have posted here have had great luck with rehap and the few like me that have had problems have no choise but to try again, because there is no alternative. I am confident the extra two weeks between the surgery and the start of PT along with the stronger materials used by my surgeon will make the repair succesfull this time. Good luck!!post #3119 of 108088/29/11 at 12:07am
Jaf1224 what were your symptoms immediately after the fall? Could you walk? With a full rupture, I was TOTALLY unable to walk and couldnt lift my foot/leg even a fraction of an inch. Consequently I also was totally unable to stand up from the ground, nor could I support any of my body weight.
Whether or not you will need surgery is definately a surgeons call. It would depend on how much of the tendon was torn away from the patella. When mine tore away, it curled up like a ribbon so there was no way it could have reattached itself to the patella. Dont mess around with a recommendation or shy away from a surgeons advice. Torn tendons will build up scar tissue if not repaired which can complicate things later on if you need surgery. I would imagine that the surgery required to repair a partial tear would be much faster and much less invasive with less pain afterwards. Recover time with a leg brace wiould likewise be greatly reduced as compared to a full tear also. You can ask to see your MRI too. Ask your surgeon to show you the torn tendon on the MRI. Most everything is digital these days so you can view it right on the PC. As far as surgery goes, surgery is surgery!.... it doesnt matter if its for a quad tear or a ruptured appendix, you go under and then you awaken in the recovery room and its all over. Then comes the hard part of recovery. QTR surgery is a little more painful post op because of the size of the incision... Its NOT laparascopic...with a QTR they have to open the knee up from just under the patella to approximately 4-6 inches above the patella or into the thigh in order to view the tendon and to make repairs. I had a little pain in recovery but with the use of pain meds, it was no sweat. Some folks go home the same day and others stay overnight. I stayed over night because I also suffer from sleep apnea and when you take narcotics for pain theres a danger of not waking up when I stop breathing during sleep and thats not a good thing! In your case I could almost guarantee that you would go home the same day.
The most important aspect of recover from QTR surgery is to let the repair heal. Have patience and give the repair ample time to take hold and strengthen. Then do your PT reliigiously and you should be fine! Again, I wouldnt avoid the opinion of an OS. Get two opinions if it would make you feel better.post #3120 of 108088/29/11 at 12:22am
Getting There, God bless you man... youve got the right attitude! You will be fine! Do you know what caused the failure of the first surgery? Was it the PT or the surgery itself in your opinion? Im 7 weeks post op and at almost 90 degrees ROM. I start PT tomorrow. Ive been walking without the use of the leg brace for about a week now. I use one crutch on the opposing side. When I try to walk with only a cane, I do have a little pain on the inside of the knee just under the patella. It almost feels like arthritis but I didnt have any arthritis before the accident so my better judgement tells me this pain is probably caused by something else. Do you have any ideas what might be causeing knee pain at 7 weeks post op?
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