I have been reading the posts here, dont know if anyone is still reading however i thought Id share my story. On May 8, 2013 i was at work and just simply walking down a few front steps (I was wearing work boots with 1 inch heels to climb ladders and poles) when my right foot slipped forward, with the heel catching the lip of the step. Now my right foot is pointing straight down and Im standing, I tried to put my left foot down (on the same step) to brace myself, unfortunately it did the same exact thing. Now Im standing up but both feet are pointing straight down. Don't know why but instead of falling forward or back I felt like someone jumped on my shoulders making me go into a fast power squat, that's when I heard the two pops one after another. I was laying face down on the ground, and remember trying to get up, and that's when i realized something wasn't rite. I felt like i broke both my knees.
I have never been sick (outside normal things flu, cold, sprained ankle) and never had any health issues before so this was shocking to me. I have to inform you also I just moved to this state (NH) a week before and my wife wasnt moved up yet, she was still in NJ. I knew NO ONE. Either way I was taken to the hospital and they took an MRI and sent me to a orthopedic surgeon. He diagnosed the bilateral quad tendons had snapped of of my knee caps (BOTH). I had to wait a week before my surgery which went well.
I was in two immobilizer braces and in a wheel chair for 4 months before I started PT. I did PT for 5 months, the right leg responded well and is getting better, the left never got off the ground, I still cant climb stairs if I use the left leg to lift, I have to go right leg first, still have pain when extending and no power in the lower quad. This resulted in a 2nd surgery 2 weeks ago today (today being Feb 17, 2014) on my left knee. The doc cleaned it up saw a couple things and now he said there is no guarantee it would help but it was worth a shot. I am now going to resume PT this week.
I will add that I was put on blood thinners to prevent clots, however I did end up with a clot in my lung which I have to say was just as if not MORE painful than my knees ever were. I am looking to see if anyone with this injury has fully recovered with no looming issues. I have resigned myself to the fact that this may be the best its going to be, but IM going to push hard in PT with hope I can get it as good at least as the right one.