My injury occurred two years ago. Initial effort to reattach was not successful. Surgeon is recommending surgery and still feels it can be successful with lengthy immobilization. I am 77 years old and in good health. Any opinions or relevant experience would be appreciated. Injury is a partial tear. Initial injury was associated with hematoma and excessive bleeding following a knee replacement.
@jandrews...hello and welcome to the asylum. Few questions...how is it that the initial surgery to reattach was not successful? How mobile/ambulatory are you in your present condition? In other words, has it affected your quality of life? If you say yes to the last question I would go for it. I had a total knee replacement back in '06 and I had been a "new man" until this QTR. Comparatively, the recovery from the TKR is a walk in the park compared to the QTR. You have about 8 years on me, but I came back from my last surgery relatively quickly and had no problems or complications. I was released from all medical care after four months, but still work hard daily to maintain my muscle mass and cardio functions. One last question...is the surgeon recommending the procedure the same one who was unsuccessful with the previous attempt? I think you know where I'm going with that. Anyway, good luck and I say go for it.